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5 things we learned from the latest German national crime report

5 things we learned from the latest German national crime report

The Interior Ministry released a new report on Monday detailing increases and decreases in crimes committed in 2016. Here are the findings that stood out the most.

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Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

You may think Switzerland is all about winter holidays. But it’s also a summer paradise with the power to transform your career thanks to outstanding programmes from Swiss Education Group.

 
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Germany's ageing baby boomers to be drain on economic growth: report

Germany's ageing baby boomers to be drain on economic growth: report

Germany's ageing population will undermine potential economic growth by the middle of the next decade as more of the baby boomer generation heads for retirement, the country's central bank predicted on Monday.

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'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

A career in the culinary world is a pipe dream for many. But for those with the passion and determination to make it a reality, Ferrandi Paris is a clear choice.

 
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Why German is dominating the European job market

Why German is dominating the European job market

British expat Matt Mills in Spain tells The Local how the job board he works for is desperate to find candidates with good German skills.

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UK ambassador: we want to guarantee rights of Brits in Germany ASAP

UK ambassador: we want to guarantee rights of Brits in Germany ASAP

On Friday The Local exchanged emails with British Ambassador to Germany Sir Sebastian Wood about future ties between the UK and Germany, and concerns of Brits in the Bundesrepublik over Brexit.

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Clashes as German anti-immigration party AfD stages showdown

Clashes as German anti-immigration party AfD stages showdown

Thousands of leftist demonstrators tried to disrupt a party congress by Germany's right-wing populist AfD Saturday marked by festering internal rivalries five months before a general election.

London vs Berlin: which is the better capital city?

London vs Berlin: which is the better capital city?

They might be the capitals of two European powerhouses, but London and Berlin couldn't be more different in style and attitude. The Local journalists Julius Haswell and Jörg Luyken squabble over which is better.

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Nine in ten single parents can't survive on German minimum wage alone

Nine in ten single parents can't survive on German minimum wage alone

Nine in ten single parent households with one child cannot afford to make ends meet in Germany with minimum wage jobs alone, according to newly released figures.

Berlin's six coolest attractions you've never heard of

Berlin's six coolest attractions you've never heard of

Sick of feeling like a tourist? These off-the-radar spots will take you away from the cameras and cheesy selfies.

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Moving to Germany - 10 reasons to think twice

Moving to Germany - 10 reasons to think twice

Germany's booming economy, ripe job and property markets and stunning holiday spots might make it seem an expat paradise. But moving to Germany isn't right for everyone.

Braunschweig: The German city that deserves to be put on the map

Braunschweig: The German city that deserves to be put on the map

Even people in Berlin haven't heard of this north German town less than three hours away. But it has a lot to offer, including better paid teaching jobs than in the capital, says Canadian writer Shelley Pascual.

Learning German - 10 grammar mistakes even Germans keep making

Learning German - 10 grammar mistakes even Germans keep making

Take revenge for all the times they laughed at your “der, die, das”.

These are Germany's top ten universities

These are Germany's top ten universities

These are the best universities in all of Germany - at least according to one ranking.

Why Germans need far less supervision at work than Americans

Why Germans need far less supervision at work than Americans

A new study has revealed that US engineering firms have one supervisor for every seven employees. In Germany the ratio is one boss for every 26 workers. What explains the difference?

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These German CEOs earn the biggest salaries compared to their workers

These German CEOs earn the biggest salaries compared to their workers

The CEO of HeidelbergCement earns 190 times the salary of his average employee - and he's not even the highest earning boss in Germany.