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Essential phrases and customs to survive the German winter

Essential phrases and customs to survive the German winter

The dark, gloomy (and potentially very cold) time of year is upon us. But not to worry. We bring you some of the insider knowledge you need to survive!

ESCP Europe’s hands-on business degree opens international doors

ESCP Europe’s hands-on business degree opens international doors

Business internships are more than just a practical way for business students to gain workplace skills and experience. They’re highly valued by future employers too, as recent graduates of prestigious business school ESCP Europe’s Bachelor in Management (BSc) programme are finding out.

 
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'They voted against my way of living': Brits in Germany on life with Brexit

'They voted against my way of living': Brits in Germany on life with Brexit

There are more than 116,470 British people living in Germany. Many of them have put roots down here, others are working, some are studying or travelling. All of them are affected by Brexit. We listened to their stories.

Why 2019 is a great year to live abroad

Why 2019 is a great year to live abroad

Around 50 million people live outside their native countries, enticed by the many benefits of expatriation. Such an upheaval isn’t without its challenges but as we approach 2019, an expat survey* suggests there’s never been a better time to live abroad.

 
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10 reasons you should visit Malta in 2019

10 reasons you should visit Malta in 2019

Whether you’re interested in history, sports, food, art, doing business or learning something new, the Maltese Islands should be your next port of call – and this is why.

 
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Bundestag declares Georgia, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco ‘safe countries of origin’

Bundestag declares Georgia, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco ‘safe countries of origin’

In a resounding 509 to 138 result, the Bundestag has voted to classify the northern African states of Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco - along with Georgia in the Caucasus - as safe countries of origin for the purposes of German immigration law.

How you can make the most of Germany's 2019 public holidays
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How you can make the most of Germany's 2019 public holidays

Now we're into a new year, it's a good time to book some time off. Before you do, check out our list of Germany's official holiday days, including a likely new one for Berlin, and our tips for making the most of them.

Year in review: The biggest stories from Germany in 2018

Year in review: The biggest stories from Germany in 2018

With the final hours of 2018 ticking away, it's a good time to look back on the year. From scorching heatwaves to Germany’s terrible World Cup performance – and some political surprises, it’s been a year to remember.

German airports strike slashes over 600 flights

German airports strike slashes over 600 flights

Almost 640 flights were cancelled in Germany Thursday as security staff went on strike at three airports, meaning disruption for over 100,000 passengers.

Merkel's 'crown princess' seeks to chart own path

Merkel's 'crown princess' seeks to chart own path

Dismissed by some as a mini-Angela Merkel, the new leader of Germany's centre-right CDU party and likely next chancellor has marked the turn of the year by underlining a change in tone from her mentor.

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.

Gloomy German left remembers murdered Rosa Luxemburg

Gloomy German left remembers murdered Rosa Luxemburg

Deep in a period of historic weakness, Germany's sharply divided left-wing parties commemorate Sunday the larger-than-life revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg on the 100th anniversary of her murder.

German word of the day: Stoßlüften

German word of the day: Stoßlüften

This word (and concept) is especially found in public places and schools all around Germany. Make sure you have a jacket on hand in the winter.

Brits in EU demand to be spared from Brexit 'train crash' after May's deal rejected

Brits in EU demand to be spared from Brexit 'train crash' after May's deal rejected

Lawmakers in the UK parliament overwhelmingly rejected Theresa May's Brexit deal on Tuesday evening.

10 reasons why you really should visit North Rhine-Westphalia

10 reasons why you really should visit North Rhine-Westphalia

NRW has Germany's most popular beer and a little-known Japanese community that adds panache to its cuisine. Need more? Read on...

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The one place to visit in France this weekend: Bellême

The one place to visit in France this weekend: Bellême

For this week's one place to visit in France this weekend, Emilie King explains why the picture-perfect small town of Bellême in Normandy.

 

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German inflation slows in December

German inflation slows in December

Inflation in Germany eased sharply in December, according to preliminary data published Friday, marking a second month of slowing price gains.

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.