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15 posts, 12:17 hrs
Why take a chance? As a new expat you need to work twice as hard to get a job so she should have tip top profiles on both Xing and LinkedIn. There are many companies with branches in Germany who do…
152 posts, 11:34 hrs
It's been quite a while since anyone's made a suggestion, so I'll suggest Aufsturz (Oran... 67, 10117 Berlin). It's quite centrally located and they have quite a few beers (Belgian among others)…
31 posts, 11:01 hrs
Get some nice jewelry together! For everyone who is looking for petit and delicate jewelry, there is JUKSEREI jewelry in Berlin! It's an onlineshop www.jukserei.dk and their studio is here:…
6 posts, 10:57 hrs
For everyone who is looking for petit and delicate jewelry, there is JUKSEREI jewelry in Berlin! It's an onlineshop www.jukserei.dk and their studio is here: Jukserei Chorinerstrasse 6, 10119…
45 posts, 10:41 hrs
First, there has to be a selection of those who have a valid reason to seek an asylum from those who are asylum-shopping to improve their living standard. Then comes the integration and, in my…
4 posts, 09:58 hrs
Hi Siwe, The best language school in Leipzig is interDaF e. V. am Herder-Institut der Universität Leipzig, without doubt! However, there are other schools that offer less intensive courses if you…
31 posts, 09:47 hrs
*cough* I think this is meant to be tougher than the Definitions game, @AlexTr You can't just pick any random word to leave for the next player. (I only realized you'd done that after working…
41 posts, 09:38 hrs
This sort of thing feeds racism and paranoia. FFS, will someone in authority get a grip and make it known in no uncertain terms that they live in Germany, Britain, France etc, they must abide by the…
8 posts, 00:29 hrs
I've been following Kathleen Zellner's Twitter feed for the past few months regarding this case and it's incredible how the prosecutors continue to shoot themselves in the foot. Recently, Special…
250 posts, 23:54 yesterday
Hello all, The next meetup will be Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 Cafe Von und Zu Luisenstraße 22 (UBahn Konigsplatz or Theresienstrasse) Please let me know if you're planning on coming so that I…
6 posts, 23:21 yesterday
That's a very good question. tbh: I have no idea. Generally one would have to pay not only VAT (19% or 7% for vintage cars older than 30 years) but also customs (10%). It might be different since…
43 posts, 22:20 yesterday
@Lillenoir - You received some good advice from @RainyDays and others regarding this hostile work environment. It's great that you have your doctor on your side and that everything was documented.
106 posts, 21:32 yesterday
The infrastructure in Bavaria is crumbling (try to get out of Munich, or in the north, or take some old trains in the mountain areas), working poor increase, wages are stagnant...yes, banning the…
4 posts, 21:11 yesterday
I used the website www.foreignmoneysaver.de... to sign upto electricity. was helpful as they had translated guides. Think you might struggle finding a deal less than 12 months though. However my…
18 posts, 21:00 yesterday
There is some rule about non-working spouses needing private medical insurance that no one seems to know about or follow. A friend just found out she should have done this 25 years ago. You should…
9 posts, 20:38 yesterday
Just a quick update on our application process. The standesamt has accepted all our papers. I just had to sign an additional piece of paper to say that i am not married(this is in addition to the CNI…
4 posts, 20:38 yesterday
Thank you for your comment! Maybe you come to the talk and we'll discuss how scientific prayer -- prayer based on understanding God rather than blind faith -- can and does make a difference today.
250 posts, 20:11 yesterday
I know a few people who are at about 5 years continual residence. I also know a few people who are "serial returners to DE." I think its a shame that they are largely exempt for applying, despite in…
28 posts, 19:56 yesterday
Ok... So the bloke said "Tomorrow"... I went to the cops... Next step is a Letter that the copper wrote for me giving till end of the month before it goes to the courts! He also told me…
102 posts, 18:20 yesterday
Nice Spring day today - +9C, sunshine, a bit windy, Cu cloud streets forming (thinks: must get Winter maintenance performed on the sailplane). Sounds of birds singing & the wife coughing…
13 posts, 17:53 yesterday
This is not an absolute must but your wife will be better able to deduct her connection and online costs as business expenses. If these costs are combined with yours in any way, deduction is going…
3 posts, 16:23 yesterday
Hello Fashion Gurus On Friday we have the high tables reserved in Arts 'n' Boards in Schwabing. By popular request! Booked in the name Seymour Butts. People usually start arriving anytime…
8 posts, 16:19 yesterday
Yes, you made a mistake. Through marking it, you voluntarily waived your right to recuperate German VAT by telling them that you will be a Kleinunternehmer. Go back with a new form, tell them…
1 posts, 15:46 yesterday
If I receive a good job offer in my home country, and I wanted to accept it, can I terminate my rental contract in Germany? It is "befristet" on 12 months and I am currently in my 3rd month of it.
1 posts, 15:32 yesterday
Top Notch Comedy Club presents   Wed 22nd March 2017 Jason Patterson & Jim Smallman @ Motte for one day only!   Jason Patterson has the confidence and stage presence of a seasoned pro…
2 posts, 15:19 yesterday
Since the former Thursday Night Drinks was moved to Friday I had to stop coming along because of my other obligations on that evening. Shame really. If there is any of the old TND crew around who…
1 posts, 15:00 yesterday
Hi, my German partner and I have two young children (2 and 5 years old.) We are looking for other English speaking families in north Berlin who would be interested in meeting up to promote the…
9 posts, 15:00 yesterday
Our Tuesday playgroup has been continuing as normal. If your child (and/or you!) would like to dress up for Fasching this coming Tuesday (February 28th), please do so! We will be also doing a…
2 posts, 14:38 yesterday
Hi hazaxel To get the info you need you'll have to apply for an extended registry information (erweiterte Melderegisterauskunft). Applications by post, fax or e-mail may take up to 14 days.
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