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PODCAST: Historic rail strike hits Germany and when should you apply for citizenship?

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PODCAST: Historic rail strike hits Germany and when should you apply for citizenship?
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On this week's episode we talk about the six-day long strike, AfD protests and hear from migration experts on what the new citizenship law means for foreigners in Germany. We also answer your questions on citizenship.


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In this episode, host Rachel Loxton is joined by panelists Aaron Burnett and Imogen Goodman. Our sound engineer is Rhys Edwards.

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Here are the links to some of the stories we discuss:

Six day train strike underway in Germany: 

Germans protest against the AfD:

Germany's citizenship law passes in the Bundestag:



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Khandakar Rahman 2024/01/25 20:12
Guys, I always enjoy your podcast and waiting every moment for the next episode to be released. Getting my question answered has made me really proud. Thanks all of you who are involved in the creation of the quality podcast.
  • Rachel Loxton 2024/01/26 09:00
    Hi Khandakar, thank you so much for your comment and your question! We're very happy to help. All the best from the Germany team.

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