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How Germany is set to make it easier for non-EU skilled workers to enter the labour market

How Germany is set to make it easier for non-EU skilled workers to enter the labour market

Germany is desperate to attract skilled workers from abroad and fill vacancies. Here's how the action plan is shaping up.

The future of European business: How will it change in the 2020s?

The future of European business: How will it change in the 2020s?

Here in the waning weeks of 2019, it’s natural to look back at the decade that’s drawing to an end. But the close of a decade is not just about looking backward - it’s also a good time to consider what the next ten years have in store.

 
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Why Americans love studying in Sweden

Why Americans love studying in Sweden

International students from around the world often jump at the chance to study in the US. So why is that some American students are defecting to study in Sweden instead?

 
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Explained: How new poverty ‘problem regions’ are emerging in Germany
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Explained: How new poverty ‘problem regions’ are emerging in Germany

Overall poverty is declining slightly in Germany, a new report has found. But there are deep divides and new ‘problem regions’ emerging.

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German Advent word of the day: Die Besinnlichkeit

German Advent word of the day: Die Besinnlichkeit

When you start to feel the Christmas spirit, this is a good German word to know.

The biggest culture shocks experienced by expats in Europe

The biggest culture shocks experienced by expats in Europe

We asked our readers what surprised them most about working and living in Europe. This is what they had to say.

 
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'After Göttingen I got a seat': Greta Thunberg drawn into Twitter spat with German rail operator

'After Göttingen I got a seat': Greta Thunberg drawn into Twitter spat with German rail operator

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was forced to defend herself in a Twitter row with German railway service Deutsche Bahn (DB) over 'overcrowded' trains.

Your step-by-step guide to getting the best expat health insurance plan

Your step-by-step guide to getting the best expat health insurance plan

A step-by-step guide for all expats with a health insurance.

 
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OPINION: 'Nothing can stop Brexit now, we will all feel foreign on February 1st'

OPINION: 'Nothing can stop Brexit now, we will all feel foreign on February 1st'

'We will become foreign on February 1st in countries that many of us have come to regard as our home.'

More than business: Why Frankfurt is an ideal city to live and work in

More than business: Why Frankfurt is an ideal city to live and work in

Frankfurt is anything but a dull finance center. Find out what two Frankfurt School alumni have to say about their city.

 
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Could Merkel’s Christian Democrats really work with the far-right AfD?

Could Merkel’s Christian Democrats really work with the far-right AfD?

Mainstream parties have ruled out working with the far-right AfD. But now CDU officials in Thuringia say talks with the anti-immigration party shouldn't be ruled out. Is the tide turning?

Hamburg to ban fireworks in city centre on New Year's Eve

Hamburg to ban fireworks in city centre on New Year's Eve

This year there will be a ban on fireworks on Hamburg's Jungfernstieg, a promenade that stretches through the centre of the city.

'A leftist course': Merkel's CDU wary as coalition partner seeks concessions

'A leftist course': Merkel's CDU wary as coalition partner seeks concessions

Chancellor Angela Merkel's party on Sunday reacted coolly to concessions sought by the new leaders of the Social Democrats in return for keeping their fragile coalition afloat.

What are the top holiday jobs for students in Germany?

What are the top holiday jobs for students in Germany?

The Christmas holidays offer students many flexible job opportunities in industries which can help to sharpen transferrable skills. Here's where - and how - to apply.

#MyGermany: 'Nordend has been my love since I moved to Frankfurt'

#MyGermany: 'Nordend has been my love since I moved to Frankfurt'

We regularly ask readers to take over The Local Germany's Instagram. Recently, Vishal Shah from Mumbai, India, showed us his Frankfurt.

Schufa explained: How to avoid the 'catch 22' in Germany's credit rating system
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Schufa explained: How to avoid the 'catch 22' in Germany's credit rating system

The process of obtaining a Schufa, which is needed for rental agreements, can be confusing and frustrating. We give you the low down on the German credit history system.

Over 85 percent of IT jobs in Germany held by men

Over 85 percent of IT jobs in Germany held by men

On the eve of International Men’s Day (November 19th), we take a look at government statistics showing the proportion of men and women in various careers in Germany.

'I'm surprised nothing's happened yet': How planes in Germany are flying dangerously close to each other

'I'm surprised nothing's happened yet': How planes in Germany are flying dangerously close to each other

Aircraft are repeatedly flying too close to each other in German airspace and increasing the chance of collisions, a new report has found.

10 things you never knew about German reunification

10 things you never knew about German reunification

German Unity Day falls on Thursday. Did you know these facts about reunification and 'der Tag der deutschen Einheit'?

Weekend Wanderlust: Finding woodland and witches in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Weekend Wanderlust: Finding woodland and witches in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is woefully under-visited by non-Germans. I spent a wintry weekend in the woods there to see what we have been missing out on.

What do Boris, Greta and Rosalia have in common this Christmas in Spain?

What do Boris, Greta and Rosalia have in common this Christmas in Spain?

They are all among this year's best-selling caganers – a Catalan Christmas tradition showing public figures with their pants down taking a crap.

 

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Hundreds of German banks make Apple Pay service available for first time

Hundreds of German banks make Apple Pay service available for first time

Together with some German banks, Apple is pushing for a change in Germany’s cash-loving culture by making contactless payment via mobile phones more accessible to users.

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Number of Brits leaving UK for Germany at 10-year high due to 'uncertainty surrounding Brexit'
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Number of Brits leaving UK for Germany at 10-year high due to 'uncertainty surrounding Brexit'

The number of Brits moving to Germany is going up, a new study that shows the impact of Brexit on UK nationals has revealed.