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Living in Germany: Europe’s Shifting Migration Policy

The European Union was built on the principle of freedom of movement. But security politics, xenophobia, unemployment, the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing war in Ukraine are continuously re-defining migration movements, along with the rules that govern them.

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Economy in Germany: Skilled Worker shortages costing 86 billion euros per year

According to a new study, nearly 1.9 million skilled worker shortage is costing Germany 86 billion euros each year.

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Economy in Germany: introducing ‘opportunity card’ to bolster workforce

Faced with a critical shortage of skilled labor, Germany is planning to introduce an “opportunity card”(its version of a green card). It aims to make it easier for non-EU nationals to come to find work.

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Living in Germany: Toughest Country to Handle the Basics of Expat Life

Internationals who move to Germany are happy in the workplace but have delivered a crushing verdict on how hard it is to find a home and settle into the society around them, a new survey shows.

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Internet in Germany: 3,8 million Germans have never used the internet

The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said that about 6% of Germans have never used the internet.

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Living in Germany: Higher Education System

What does the Higher Education system look like in Germany? How much does it cost to study there?

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Living in Germany: Everything you need to know about the beer culture

DW’s Meet the Germans presenter Rachel Stewart deep dives on German beer culture and reveals how to drink like a local — all year round!

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Living in Germany: best nation brand of 2021

Germany is the world’s top ‘nation brand’, finds the 2021 Anholt Ipsos Nation Brands Index. It ranks 60 economies by their brand appeal.

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Living in Germany: Elections & Voting

This is a consequential election not just because Germany will pick their new chancellor, but lot of really hot topics like Climate Change, putting speed limits on the autobahns, tax on wealth have all bubbled up to political mainstream

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Living in Germany: How universal healthcare works

Healthcare in Germany is universal, and the system spends nearly half as much as the United States but still manages to cover 100% of its population through a mix of public and private insurance schemes