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Merkel slams 'frightening' US attack on German cars

Merkel slams 'frightening' US attack on German cars

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described US moves to declare European car imports "a threat to national security" as "frightening".

'Germans are a distinct people': Finding love, hook-ups and friendship in Germany
FOR MEMBERS

'Germans are a distinct people': Finding love, hook-ups and friendship in Germany

Language is a barrier and Berlin is “Never Never Land” – but our readers say there are also positive parts to meeting people in Germany, including the fact non-romantic love often blossoms.

Five ways to stay in touch while living abroad

Five ways to stay in touch while living abroad

Moving abroad can be daunting, especially if you’re used to regularly seeing close friends and family. It might not be as easy to drop in for a cup of coffee but with a bit of effort you can maintain and even strengthen your relationships.

 
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No-deal Brexit: Country by country guide to how the rights of Britons will be affected

No-deal Brexit: Country by country guide to how the rights of Britons will be affected

Compare how each country has promised to protect the rights of Britons (or not quite in some cases) if there's a no-deal Brexit.

These 10 facts prove London is still open for business

These 10 facts prove London is still open for business

London has been a global nerve centre for nearly 2000 years and has no plans to abdicate now.

 
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Update: How Friday's public transport strike in Berlin will affect you

Update: How Friday's public transport strike in Berlin will affect you

Transport users in Berlin face major disruption on Friday due to a BVG strike. Here's how you could be affected.

Now you can learn the Nordic approach to planning 'liveable' cities

Now you can learn the Nordic approach to planning 'liveable' cities

A new Nordic Urban Planning master’s programme gives students a Scandinavian perspective on shaping the environments in which we live.

 
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10 reasons why you should date (or even fall in love with) a German

10 reasons why you should date (or even fall in love with) a German

The Local spoke with an American-German matchmaker based in Wiesbaden to get some (much needed) tips on dating a German. After consulting with her German clients, she came up with some sound advice on finding Teutonic bliss.

This MBA is your ticket to a European business career

This MBA is your ticket to a European business career

Having relevant work experience is essential for your CV but how do you acquire it, especially when you are a student? Simple: by learning and by doing as is the norm for students at EU Business School. The Local caught up with one recent graduate who has reaped the benefits of an international education at EU Business School.

 
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Merkel says 'still time' to find Brexit solution

Merkel says 'still time' to find Brexit solution

There is still time to find a solution to Britain's exit from the EU, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday, voicing optimism on a political deal over the tricky "backstop" that has stymied progress.

Sweden’s airports have a solution to ‘stop emissions, not travel’

Sweden’s airports have a solution to ‘stop emissions, not travel’

Sustainable air travel is no longer a flight of fancy, it’s here and Sweden is at its helm.

 
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Opinion: How Germany's higher ed model holds true to the real value of universities
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Opinion: How Germany's higher ed model holds true to the real value of universities

Germany may not top worldwide university ranking charts, but holds true to values of education - especially in contrast with fee-seeking university in countries such as the U.S. or parts of the U.K.

Spring in February? Weekend temperatures as high as 15°C to hit Germany

Spring in February? Weekend temperatures as high as 15°C to hit Germany

One of the mildest German winters in recent memory may be already over. Temperatures are expected to rise in the coming days, with spring-like weather forecast for much of the west and north of the country.

How to maximize your German pension - even if you plan to retire elsewhere
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How to maximize your German pension - even if you plan to retire elsewhere

Expat financial adviser Patrick Ott tells The Local how to plan for a pension: even if you are self-employed, still in the early stages of a career, or plan to retire outside of Germany.

German word of the day: Die Schnulze

German word of the day: Die Schnulze

If your Valentine’s Day didn’t go as planned and you end up alone in your apartment, you might want to put on today’s word of the day and have a big jar of ice cream.

German court rules military ‘goth’ must cut hair and beard

German court rules military ‘goth’ must cut hair and beard

A German soldier has lost a court battle to keep his hair long. The court however said that lawmakers will need to find a justification for why the rule - which allows women but not men to have longer hair - continues to exist.

10 things you probably only know about Thuringia if you live there

10 things you probably only know about Thuringia if you live there

Think you know Thuringia well? Here are some lesser known facts about the state which lies smack dab in the middle of Germany, and gave birth to the Bauhaus movement.

Europe

World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit

World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit

Pope Francis gathers bishops from around the world at the Vatican this week for a hotly-awaited summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals assailing the Catholic Church.

 

Italy

Germany to block foreign takeovers with taxpayer cash

Germany to block foreign takeovers with taxpayer cash

The German state should "in very important cases" block foreign firms from buying up companies working on key technologies by itself stepping in as an investor, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said Tuesday.

What NOT to do when you're freelancing in Germany
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What NOT to do when you're freelancing in Germany

Thanks to a mountain of bureaucracy, a tricky healthcare system and a complicated language, freelancing in Germany can seem overwhelming at times, but there are ways to make it work. Here's our tips on what you should avoid doing when you decide to go 'Selbstständig' or self employed.