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RECAP: Brits in Europe vent anger after May postpones Brexit vote

RECAP: Brits in Europe vent anger after May postpones Brexit vote

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has formally told the UK Parliament that the vote has been postponed because there is not enough support for the current backstop solution to avoid a hard border in Ireland. She has said she will go back to the EU to improve on the deal, especially with regards to the backstop. Rights groups in Europe have expressed anger that the vote was postponed.

Startups and sustainability in Hamburg

Startups and sustainability in Hamburg

More and more startups in Hamburg are keen on producing sustainable products and associated services. Sustainability is a major, overarching topic, which can be implemented and applied in a variety of ways in many areas and industries.

 
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Dortmund versus Schalke: What you need to know about the fiercest rivalry in German football

Dortmund versus Schalke: What you need to know about the fiercest rivalry in German football

Wherever you go in Germany, from the icy harbour of Flensburg to the dense forests of Freiburg, you’ll encounter football-mad Germans only too willing to talk fußball.

Five reasons to meet up in Geneva in 2019

Five reasons to meet up in Geneva in 2019

Together is a powerful word. It’s one that - no matter what - evokes feelings of love and joy. Geneva, a Swiss gem at the gateway to the Alps, is the ideal place to get together in 2019, and this is why.

 
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Merkel to deliver Harvard commencement address

Merkel to deliver Harvard commencement address

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be the commencement speaker at graduation ceremonies for Harvard University in May of next year, the university announced on Friday.

QUIZ: Which influential Icelander are you?

QUIZ: Which influential Icelander are you?

Iceland may have a population of just over 330,000 people (all with equally unpronounceable names) but that doesn't stop it churning out a stream of globally-renowned people. Take our quiz to discover your Icelandic spirit animal.

 
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UK can cancel Brexit before March 29th without EU’s consent, ECJ rules

UK can cancel Brexit before March 29th without EU’s consent, ECJ rules

A new option has become available to the UK in the Brexit process as the European Court of Justice ruled that revoking Article 50 unilaterally is a possibility.

Estonia: As Nordic as the Nordics?

Estonia: As Nordic as the Nordics?

Our geographically-savvy readers are probably already aware that Estonia is not part of the Nordics (yet). It is, however, very close to its Nordic neighbours, both physically and culturally.

 
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'Beware, you're leaving the functioning part of Germany': Tübingen mayor on Berlin

'Beware, you're leaving the functioning part of Germany': Tübingen mayor on Berlin

Tübingen's mayor Boris Palmer says he can't cope with Berlin's 'mixture of crime, drug trafficking and poverty'. Nothing works in the capital, says the Green politician. Does he have a point?

This small Mediterranean capital is the perfect winter city break

This small Mediterranean capital is the perfect winter city break

Valletta, Malta’s small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med’s undiscovered gems. But it won’t stay that way for long. The Local’s commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored 2018's Capital of Culture and can’t wait to go back.

 
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What you should know about gift-giving in the German workplace

What you should know about gift-giving in the German workplace

From football game tickets to a bottle of wine, giving and receiving gifts especially around Christmas time is common in business relationships. But do so with caution as there can be consequences that come with it.

Quiz: How well do you know these German political figures?
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Quiz: How well do you know these German political figures?

Germany is a country steeped in political history. Past and present, there are innumerable German politicians who have influenced the shape of Germany. But how many of them can you recognize?

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.

Deutsche Bahn price increases to kick in this weekend

Deutsche Bahn price increases to kick in this weekend

Complaints about Deutsche Bahn's lateness, cancellations and high prices are frequent. The company has said a new round of price increases, set to come into effect this weekend, will add new routes, improve connections and address customer concerns.

German word of the day: Lebensmüde

German word of the day: Lebensmüde

Perhaps a useful word on the gloomy winter days that are ahead of us in December, Lebensmüde describes when you simply feel weary of life.

Frankfurt confident it is the big Brexit-relocation winner: Special report

Frankfurt confident it is the big Brexit-relocation winner: Special report

London remains the world's number one finance hub. But is Frankfurt catching up? Either way, bank after bank is relocating from the UK to Europe because of Brexit 'passporting' fears.

Weekend Wanderlust: Hiking to the heart of Potsdam

Weekend Wanderlust: Hiking to the heart of Potsdam

With dreamy pastel colours, grand architecture and sweeping nature scenes, entering Potsdam and its largest district Babelsberg, feels a bit like escaping into another world, especially if you’ve come from industrial-style Berlin. We explored this gorgeous corner of Brandenburg.

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Two Italian doctors being investigated over footballer Astori's death

Two Italian doctors being investigated over footballer Astori's death

Test results published by La Nazione allegedly showed Fiorentina captain Astori had an irregular heartbeat.

 

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10 German words you need to know when looking for a job

10 German words you need to know when looking for a job

German is not always the most intuitive language in the world, and looking for a job can leave you lost in a sea of unfamiliar vocabulary. So here’s a chance to brush up on some of the words you’ll need most when you go job-hunting.

5 key things you need to know about German working culture
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5 key things you need to know about German working culture

If you’re keen on moving here for work and want a heads up on the cultural differences in the German workplace, we’ve spoken to an intercultural trainer to find out the pertinent things you should know – and how you can deal with them.