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You should talk to a lawyer before you do anything. Being married, you automatically have shared custody so I don't think you can leave with the child without your husbands consent. I don't think…
5 posts, 23:08 yesterday
Arico, The simple answer: You will need to file German tax return and pay German taxes on the rental income minus expenses. If you are living in the US, you will file your German tax return…
134 posts, 22:32 yesterday
bbc.co.uk/news/business-... There are truly great people in our midst. A science teacher from rural Kenya, who gives away most of his salary to support poorer pupils, has won a $1m prize…
7 posts, 21:29 yesterday
An Italian aufenthalt doesn't allow you to work in Germany so your employer has to apply for your work permit from Ausländerbehörde (immigration). I don't know much about the process but my boss has…
5 posts, 21:27 yesterday
Can anyone give a current recommendation for an English-speaking immigration lawyer in either Regensburg or Munich? My wife and I are investigating retiring to Germany from the US and we will be…
1,525 posts, 20:27 yesterday
I think it does depend a lot on where you are and who you speak to. I read that some places (Hamburg is one), can set their own rules for parts of the immigration act, provided the comply with 3 or 4…
6 posts, 19:56 yesterday
True. G8 or G9 plus 4 years primary school = 12 or 13 years at school. Or 10 years Realschule + 3 years = 13 years at school. The daughter of my friend will be 20. Perhaps better though- In the…
1 posts, 14:24 yesterday
I've read the threads here on the Zweitwohnungssteuer... or second-home tax, but I can't seem to find any info on renting a second apartment, if you already own a flat in Berlin. Does this tax still…
108 posts, 12:04 yesterday
For the record: I haven´t posted any information in this thread at all. You should familiarise yourself with the meaning of question marks. Those things behind sentences as in Quote this
2,937 posts, 11:54 yesterday
Even if you proved the router was hacked it's not that easy. It's not a criminal court. They can force you to pay on account of other people's misdeeds if you were careless. E.g. your router was…
15 posts, 11:51 yesterday
My landlady would actually organize the electrician and inform them to send the bill directly to her. Her property= her responsibility ! This year, she organized a service guy for the washing machine…
55 posts, 10:39 yesterday
All done. Had my B1 test yesterday. As many have said, it wasn't as bad as you can build it up to be. If I have to give myself an estimate of what I'll get, I'd say Lesen: 90%+, Hören: 95%+,…
18 posts, 06:41 yesterday
Around where I live there are various free churches so I would imagine if you looked around a bit you might find something very suitable in Munich. The Evangelisch or Lutheran state churches are very…
1 posts, 03:53 yesterday
A neighbor is asking for those willing to lend a hand for a bit to plant some seeds for the Hamburg bees. Helps bring butterflies too. I think he would like word to get out more in Hamburg for that…
8 posts, 03:28 yesterday
Cologne, in my experience, is pretty much universally welcome to non-native speakers if you are open and friendly. Green and leafy neighborhoods...so probably around the Militarring or to the…
8 posts, 23 March
Hi and welcome, soyoungsogone, you did it perfectly! Veteran Zefy forgot to add herself though  The 29th is OK for everyone so I'll fix it as the date. As always, PLEASE PLEASE let me know asap…
29 posts, 23 March
I recently did a blood test. The doctor told me I would get a separate invoice from the laboratory. I got a Rechnung in the mail from the doctor for 65€ which had stuff for testing of cholesterol and…
11 posts, 23 March
For Munich or Online ... Would like to ask where can I find a generic 28" wheel with generator used or at same price as example below ? B'TWIN 28 Hybrid Front Single-Walled Wheel with Shimano…
3 posts, 23 March
It seems that the construction of a tunnel is being planned: merkurist.de/f... Here's the first part of the article: Riederwald tunnel: Deforestation for traffic calming The project will…
1,053 posts, 23 March
As you probably already know, Mil's is permanently closed. It's been replaced by another restaurant, which wants lots of money to rent a room. They've doubled down on the sports bar theme, removing…
80 posts, 23 March
Have you gone with her to these appointments and offered that you will sign the lease yourself if the landlord prefers? I know that a son of a friend was offered that when he was trying to rent an…
78 posts, 23 March
So is there a veiled implication here that the issuing criteria for these residency titles isn't going to be solely down to strict interpretation of third country rules? Because when I spoke to the…
5 posts, 23 March
First of, this is no substitute for the advice you will get from your local Ausländerbehörde. As per the §19a AufenthG which deals with the blue card, according to paragraph 6, as a EU blue card…
17 posts, 23 March
Did you pay the interest charges as well? If you read the post from PandaMunich in this thread, it's considered case closed if you inform them of the overpayment, pay back the money including…
4 posts, 22 March
@Alcant can you please share how it was settled. I am facing similar situation, got letter after 4 years of repayment. They want to investigate a possible "tax evasion". Any tip or advice to handle…
28 posts, 22 March
What type of assistance did you expect from them? You haven't been here long enough to qualify for citizenship. Were you expecting them to waive the requirements for you? Not for nothing. You…
18 posts, 22 March
My friend who was travelling with her 3 year old to Nuremberg from Prague last month was denied boarding because we didn't have a car seat. Has anything changed since the OP had posted this?
534 posts, 22 March
I don’t know if this is just me, but I know a young lady whose family name is Koch, a perfectly normal surname here in Germany. Her parents called her Lotta, also a relatively common German name for…
3 posts, 22 March
I had this when I started here, I am afraid that it is compulsory unless you only work a few hours, I was easily able to show that, as when the man arrived (I received a visit as they thought I was…
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Call for EU veto as Germany eyes Italy's China deal warily

Italy's participation in China's giant "Silk Road" infrastructure project sparked an outcry in Germany on Sunday, including a call for the European Union to block such deals with a veto.

German billionaire family admits to Nazi past

German billionaire family admits to Nazi past

More than 70 years after the end of World World II, one of Germany's richest families has admitted to its dark links with Adolf Hitler's regime.

Cycling safety ad sparks sexism outcry in Germany

Cycling safety ad sparks sexism outcry in Germany

An advertising campaign by Germany's transport ministry to persuade cyclists to wear helmets has sparked accusations of sexism, as it features a model wearing just a helmet and underwear.

Police stoned as Frankfurt flashmob descends into chaos

Police stoned as Frankfurt flashmob descends into chaos

A flashmob gathering in central Frankfurt descended into chaos with teenagers hurling stones at police officers, German authorities said Sunday.

Protesters in Germany rally against EU internet copyright reform

Protesters in Germany rally against EU internet copyright reform

Tens of thousands of demonstrators rallied in Germany on Saturday to protest against an imminent EU copyright reform.

Germany stars Goretzka and Gnabry condemn racist abuse

Germany stars Goretzka and Gnabry condemn racist abuse

Germany stars Leon Goretzka and Serge Gnabry have spoken out in condemnation of the racist abuse directed at team mates Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gündogan during Wednesday's draw with Serbia.