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How to integrate successfully in Germany

Thinking about moving to Germany? Give yourself every opportunity to fit in rapidly and successfully by using the following hints and tips. It is no big secret: if you want to fit in, you need to master the local language. If your German skills are lacking, it is necessary to devote time to learning. Accept the idea that you are ...

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Raising the bar for law & business in Germany

Whether you are a lawyer or a businessperson, a sound knowledge of both the law and commerce will likely enhance your career prospects. The Local caught up with a Dean from the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg to discuss its degree programs which combine both legal and business expertise. With top international corporations demanding more than ever from new recruits, ...

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Four Germans among Malaysia plane dead

photos: REUTERS

UPDATE: Four Germans were among the 298 passengers and crew members killed on Thursday when a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into pro-Russian separatist territory in eastern Ukraine, believed to be shot down. Germany has called on Russia to help de-escalate the crisis. Germany has called on Russia to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine after a Boeing 777, travelling from Amsterdam ...

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Team Spirit Leads Germany to 1-0 World Cup Win

Sunday’s German World Cup win was no fluke, but a hard-won victory and a triumph of team spirit, best embodied by the indelible image of Bastian Schweinsteiger’s bloody facial wound. Again and again the words “Unbelievable! A dream!” were uttered on Sunday night after Germany scored a 1:0 victory over Argentina in its fourth-ever World Cup victory at Maracanã Stadium ...

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Is Angela Merkel Thinking of Stepping Down?

Angela Merkel turns 60 this week and is celebrating the pinnacle of her political career, highly popular and uncontested in office. Still, many in her cabinet and party believe she will step down as chancellor before her current term ends. Several days ago, a young boy asked Angela Merkel a profound question. The chancellor was on a trip to China ...

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Foreign students in Germany at all-time high

A record number of foreign students are currently enrolled in German universities, according to figures released on Tuesday. Half of them stay in the country after graduating, far more than previously thought. Only the USA and United Kingdom can boast more foreign students, the study from the Education Ministry and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) found. In the winter semester ...

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Berlin: Give foreigners a referendum vote

An overwhelming majority of Berliners believe the law should be changed to allow foreigners to vote in city referendums. The issue came to a head earlier this year when almost half a million people in the capital were unable to vote in the referendum over whether Tempelhofer Feld should be developed, because they did not have German citizenship. But according ...

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