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Germany to cut refugee funding by a third from 2020

Germany to cut refugee funding by a third from 2020

Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has announced plans to cut refugee and asylum seeker integration funding by just under a third ahead of 2020, drawing criticism from both sides of the political spectrum.

Is this MBA event the trick to launching your international career?

Is this MBA event the trick to launching your international career?

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career.

 
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The Local's Membership shortlisted for European media award

The Local's Membership shortlisted for European media award

The Local is in the running for the European Digital Media Awards and it is all thanks to you – our Members.

Alternative ways to stay in touch with your loved ones

Alternative ways to stay in touch with your loved ones

Moving abroad can be daunting, especially if you’re used to regularly seeing close friends and family. It might not be as easy to drop in for a cup of coffee but with a bit of effort you can maintain and even strengthen your relationships.

 
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New arrest in Erfurt doping scandal

New arrest in Erfurt doping scandal

A further person has been arrested in connection with a blood doping network based in the German city of Erfurt, the state prosecutor in Munich confirmed on Wednesday.

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Life in corpses: Behind the scenes of 'Body Worlds' in Ulm

Life in corpses: Behind the scenes of 'Body Worlds' in Ulm

Hidden inside a shopping mall in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, the new Body Worlds exhibit is a startling look at life - even from the vantage point of death.

Merkel will 'fight to last hour' to achieve orderly Brexit

Merkel will 'fight to last hour' to achieve orderly Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she would struggle until the last possible moment to achieve an orderly Brexit, saying the interests of Germany, Britain and the EU were at stake.

Take your senses on vacation in the extraordinary Dubrovnik Riviera

Take your senses on vacation in the extraordinary Dubrovnik Riviera

Imagine a destination that delights your every sense. One that presents a beautiful array of natural landscapes, where life's stresses and strains melt away in the heat of the golden sun.

 
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Three German cities ranked in the top 10 best places to live

Three German cities ranked in the top 10 best places to live

Germany has scored three spots in the top 10 of a new survey of the best cities in the world for expats to live in, with Munich picking up third place.

‘No other place in Europe has such as high density of talent’

‘No other place in Europe has such as high density of talent’

London has always had a certain allure that pulls in entrepreneurs from near and far. As one of the world’s most connected cities, a top financial centre and a multicultural melting pot, countless professionals from Europe and beyond are drawn to London like moths to a flame.

 
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European Court clears way for Germany to deport refugees to other EU countries

European Court clears way for Germany to deport refugees to other EU countries

The deportation of refugees under EU law from northern European countries to their southern counterparts has come under criticism in recent years. The court ruled however that such deportations were justified under the 'mutual trust' principle.

What is the ‘Swedish dream’ and where can you find it?

What is the ‘Swedish dream’ and where can you find it?

Writer Paul Connolly explains why Sweden’s High Coast is home to the ‘Swedish dream’ and how moving there can help you to find life’s Swede spot.

 
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EXPLAINED: The different types of higher education in Germany
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EXPLAINED: The different types of higher education in Germany

Keen on studying in Deutschland but not sure what type of university or college is right for you? A lot of it depends on what exactly you want to study.

10 surprising things you never knew about FrankfurtRheinMain

10 surprising things you never knew about FrankfurtRheinMain

Frankfurt isn’t as diverse as Berlin? It’s too sleepy to rival Hamburg’s raucous nightlife? It can’t rival Munich’s great outdoors? The German finance capital is often characterized as provincial. But a closer look shows that it has great things to offer.

 
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Merkel's successor responds to Macron's Europe vision

Merkel's successor responds to Macron's Europe vision

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's anointed successor outlined her vision for Europe, a German paper reported on Saturday, aligning with recent French proposals on security but disagreeing on key social issues.

Ford to slash over 5,000 jobs in Germany

Ford to slash over 5,000 jobs in Germany

Ford on Friday said it planned to cut "more than 5,000" jobs in Germany as part of a major restructuring to boost profitability at the US car giant's European operations.

German Word of the Day: Die Naschkatze

German Word of the Day: Die Naschkatze

Translated directly as “nibbling cat,” today's German word of the day has nothing to do with the feline animal.

Brexit vote: 'It's now time to take the rights of Britons off the negotiating table'

Brexit vote: 'It's now time to take the rights of Britons off the negotiating table'

The UK parliament rejected Theresa May's Brexit deal again on Tuesday. Rights groups, as well as political and business leaders in the EU, reacted with dismay and a sense of resignation.

14 facts you never knew about the Brandenburg Gate

14 facts you never knew about the Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate is a military monument that has come to symbolize peace and unity. Here are a few facts about the iconic monument that you probably won't know.

Europe

Danish parliament deputy disagrees with speaker over babies in chamber

Danish parliament deputy disagrees with speaker over babies in chamber

MPs who bring babies into the parliamentary chamber should not be asked to remove their child from the room, according to the third-deputy speaker of Denmark’s Folketing parliament.

 

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German banking giants announce formal merger talks

German banking giants announce formal merger talks

Germany's two biggest lenders, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, said on Sunday they would launch formal talks toward a possible merger that could create a "national champion" in financial services.

What NOT to do when you're freelancing in Germany
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What NOT to do when you're freelancing in Germany

Thanks to a mountain of bureaucracy, a tricky healthcare system and a complicated language, freelancing in Germany can seem overwhelming at times, but there are ways to make it work. Here's our tips on what you should avoid doing when you decide to go 'Selbstständig' or self employed.