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Sunday 23rd January

In limbo: Why Germany’s reform of dual citizenship laws can’t come soon enough
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In limbo: Why Germany’s reform of dual citizenship laws can’t come soon enough

Having more than one nationality will soon be an option to many more people in Germany under government plans. For those struggling to navigate the bureaucratic hurdles now, the change in law can't come soon enough, writes Caitlin Hardee.

German failure to send arms is ‘encouraging Putin’: Ukraine FM

German failure to send arms is ‘encouraging Putin’: Ukraine FM

Saturday 22nd January

How to make the most of reward schemes on your German health insurance
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How to make the most of reward schemes on your German health insurance

Most people in Germany pay for health insurance, but did you know that many providers also have reward schemes that let you earn points for healthy living? Whether you’re a gym bunny or a couch potato, here's how to make the most of them.

German centre right elects Merkel critic as leader

German centre right elects Merkel critic as leader

Omicron ‘sub-variant’ throws up new virus questions

Omicron ‘sub-variant’ throws up new virus questions

How long do non-EU citizens have to be present in EU to avoid losing residency status?

How long do non-EU citizens have to be present in EU to avoid losing residency status?

Germany to send field hospital to Ukraine as war fears grow

Germany to send field hospital to Ukraine as war fears grow

What parents should know about getting a Covid jab for their child in Germany
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What parents should know about getting a Covid jab for their child in Germany

Monday 17th January

Germany’s weekly Covid infection rate rises above 500

Germany’s weekly Covid infection rate rises above 500

Germany recorded a weekly Covid incidence of more than 500 per 100,000 people on Monday as health experts warn that the fifth wave of the pandemic has only just begun.

Show leniency on EU spending rules, says senior German MP

Show leniency on EU spending rules, says senior German MP

End is in sight for pandemic in Germany, says top virologist

End is in sight for pandemic in Germany, says top virologist

The one way to beat the January blues in each German state
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The one way to beat the January blues in each German state

Sunday 16th January

‘Difficult weeks ahead,’ warns German Health Minister on Omicron fears

‘Difficult weeks ahead,’ warns German Health Minister on Omicron fears

German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach warned on Sunday that Germany faces a high death toll and major impact on hospital treatment in the current wave of Covid cases with the highly contagious Omicron variant.

What documents do you need to carry for Germany’s 2G-plus restrictions?
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What documents do you need to carry for Germany’s 2G-plus restrictions?

EXPLAINED: How to boost your career chances in Germany
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EXPLAINED: How to boost your career chances in Germany

Saturday 15th January

What’s behind the strange German name for musical chairs?

What’s behind the strange German name for musical chairs?

In English the name for the popular kids’ birthday game involving chairs and music is fairly straightforward. But why do Germans call it "Trip to Jerusalem"?

TRAVEL: Germany puts Austria back on list of high-risk countries

TRAVEL: Germany puts Austria back on list of high-risk countries

EXPLAINED: The 2022 salary requirements for Germany’s EU Blue Card
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EXPLAINED: The 2022 salary requirements for Germany’s EU Blue Card

When will Germany relax its dual citizenship laws?
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When will Germany relax its dual citizenship laws?

Friday 14th January

EXPLAINED: Germany’s new rules and exceptions for Covid quarantine
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EXPLAINED: Germany’s new rules and exceptions for Covid quarantine

The German Bundesrat has signed off on a new law to change the duration of quarantine for people infected with Covid and their contacts. Here's everything you need to know about the latest rules and what to do if you think you might have the virus.

Germany in ‘middle of Omicron wave’, says Health Minister

Germany in ‘middle of Omicron wave’, says Health Minister

12 ways to improve your life in Germany without even trying

12 ways to improve your life in Germany without even trying

Berlin tightens Covid rules: What you need to know

Berlin tightens Covid rules: What you need to know

Medical students in Dresden stand up to Covid protesters

Medical students in Dresden stand up to Covid protesters

OPINION: The pandemic has revealed Germany’s deep obsession with rules and compliance

OPINION: The pandemic has revealed Germany’s deep obsession with rules and compliance

Sunday 9th January

Archive amassed by Germany’s Nazis sheds light on Masonic history

Archive amassed by Germany’s Nazis sheds light on Masonic history

Curators combing through a vast historic archive of Freemasonry in Europe amassed by the Nazis in their wartime anti-Masonic purge say they believe there are still secrets to be unearthed.

German Health Minister warns of ‘naive belief Omicron is the end of the pandemic’

German Health Minister warns of ‘naive belief Omicron is the end of the pandemic’

EXPLAINED: The Covid rules for Germany’s ski resorts
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EXPLAINED: The Covid rules for Germany’s ski resorts

Saturday 8th January

Dortmund chief argues against football behind closed doors

Dortmund chief argues against football behind closed doors

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has criticised the decision to put Bundesliga matches back behind closed doors due to high numbers of Covid-19 in Germany.

EXPLAINED: How the minimum wage will increase in Germany in 2022
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EXPLAINED: How the minimum wage will increase in Germany in 2022

German teacher gets life for cannibal murder

German teacher gets life for cannibal murder

Scholz pushes mandatory jabs as resistance grows in Germany

Scholz pushes mandatory jabs as resistance grows in Germany

Monday 3rd January

German state vaccination centres roll out booster jabs for teenagers

German state vaccination centres roll out booster jabs for teenagers

The country’s vaccination committee doesn’t specifically recommend Covid-19 boosters for under 18s - but teens are still able to get one in a number of states.