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PODCAST: Who’s against Germany’s dual citizenship plans - and why?

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PODCAST: Who’s against Germany’s dual citizenship plans - and why?
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This week we talk about key changes in Germany in March, the warm winter, what to expect with strikes, why the Bavarian state leader has been in the news, opposition to German citizenship reform plans, delays to citizenship applications and events.


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In the latest episode, host Rachel Loxton is joined by The Local Germany journalists Imogen Goodman and Aaron Burnett.

We start off by talking some key changes to know about this month in Germany, from youth travel tickets and train track upgrades to energy price caps.

Then we have a little chat about Germany's mild winter weather, and what it all means. 

With more strikes planned across the country, we talk about where is most affected and what you should look out for in the coming weeks.

Ash Wednesday saw Germany’s annual political roast. We do a bit of a deep dive on the Bavarian state leader, Markus Söder, and ask if he is ever likely to become a future German Chancellor candidate. 


German citizenship reform is in the works but not everyone is cheering it on. We talk about why some people are so against it, and what the government says. 

We also explain why people in Berlin could see major delays to citizenship applications this year. 

Finally, we talk about some cool events happening around Germany in March. 

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