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39 posts, 11:31 hrs
It depends. His Berater should calculate, based on his ALG I, what the maximum distance he should be paying for when travelling to interviews is. When he needs to travel to interviews further away,…
27 posts, 01:34 yesterday
@someonesdaughterThanks a lot for your response.In that case what will you recommend as a reasonable solution or approach to this seemingly impossible task? Although I earlier received a mail from…
1 posts, 17 July
21.07. from 10:30am till 1pm and 5pm till 8pm. 22.07. from 10:30am till 1pm and 5pm till 8pm. 2-days workshop with a blind professional of Martial Arts who has been accumulating 30 Dans of…
43 posts, 16 July
I can't see anyway to mandate how many nights it is necessary to actually be in the apartment. If no one is registered at the address, the apartment will eventually be noticed by the…
25 posts, 15 July
Hi everyone! My family will soon be relocating to Berlin, we'll live in the Zehlendorf area. Any English-speaking people with kids available? We'll be glad to meet in the neighborhood. Thanks :)
2 posts, 15 July
Hi Julia! My name is Zhana, we are about to relocate to Berlin in August this year and our son Yan is starting at IMS soon after that. Do you have any impressions of it as of now? Yan used to attend…
10 posts, 14 July
I'm pretty sure that it is legal and shouldn't be an issue. If you are on holiday but still at home then you can still go into the office and hand it in. Else you can sent it by records/tracked…
5 posts, 13 July
You are right - my mistake, sorry! I was speaking from my initial experience here, with my privately insured husband - he got me covered with his company for a good price, but I don't knwo how.
141 posts, 13 July
Romantische Straße is 30 towns, be more specific. They only have in common that they are small and provincial (except Würzburg), and beautiful as these towns were mostly untouched by Allied bombing…
3 posts, 13 July
Try using the extended search (erweiterte suche) on the Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer e.V. website entering your PLZ, City and acceptable radius (umkreis) selecting your choice of…
70 posts, 12 July
Friday 13th July 2018, 21:30 Silberfisch Oranienburger Str. 37, 10117 Berlin, Germany goo.gl/maps/g3c2czank1s2... Tables in the back on the left as you pass the bar. Look for the Meetup…
1 posts, 12 July
Berliners! Want to get fit and make friends at the same time without being tied into a pesky gym contract? Urban Sports Club is the largest, most flexible and diverse sports offer in your city. We…
5 posts, 12 July
Hello, I need a document from this office and I want to get it this week but all appointments are full until October. Does anyone has experience of walking in to Charlottenburg, Wilmesdorf or…
3 posts, 11 July
No personal experience so can't say how easy it is or not, but last month I looked this up to respond to a similar enquiry from another TTer. The Berlin Senat recently passed the…
18 posts, 10 July
i called rathaus - they said they can only give a document "Certificate of good conduct". They dont understand what are finger prints as the lady over the phone didnt understand english at all.
20 posts, 9 July
There are a few different methods you can use: If the biting happens when you're playing with the ferret, you can put the ferret in a cage or pet carrier and then continue playing without the…
13 posts, 8 July
Hi all, Thanks Michael for the recommendation. Does anyone know of a couples therapist or mediator who speaks both English and Polish? It is rather urgent. Thanks for your time!
10 posts, 7 July
I use online banking and there isn't any information of that kind, just keeps reminding me to set up the photoTAN lol, i'll remember to check that out with my Filiale but that's such a relieve.
1 posts, 7 July
English Comedy, Craft Beer & Pizza // Berlin Beer Week Berlin Beer Week 2018 & Cosmic Comedy present : Craft Beer & English Comedy Night Free Pizza & Shots on entry. Berliner Berg…
5 posts, 5 July
When I started my application (albeit in Hessen) I received a letter which stated that I must inform them immediately upon ANY change of circumstances, which included divorce, separation etc. This…
26 posts, 3 July
You can find one here: immoperfect24.de/... It even reserves your right to up the rent if the heating / water goes up more than 15% from the average. I think this is not uncommon when you are…
5 posts, 2 July
I recently restored my computer to get rid of all the junk. Now , when I boot up, all I get is a message that says that because of a change in the security settings my pin no longer work. And that I…
1 posts, 2 July
English Comedy : Czech Republic Takeover Saturday 28th July 2018 An English-Language stand-up comedy show with three extended sets from amazing Comedians. Tapas available at the bar, doors open at…
4 posts, 29 June
I'm having some textiles made. The company has told me that I need to confirm the colour shade by looking at a paper (not online) Pantone chart. Its proving very difficult to find one. Any idea…
1 posts, 28 June
Berlin's end of the international actions on the 30th to express outrage at the recent human rights abuses in the US and demand action from Grenell/ Merkel facebook.com/events/2048...
40 posts, 27 June
I dunno...that other dude who was recently fishing in the same vein snuck in under a student visa and is (if you put everything together between his posts) working freelance for clients in the US,…
1 posts, 27 June
I didn't know at the time, but my landlord raised my rent from ~520 my first year to 670 in one shot. He cited that he was adjusting the rent to match the neighbourhood. I didn't know that there were…
11 posts, 27 June
Union's the hipster one, if that's what you mean . League 2 has all of them . Both draw on suburban fan bases. League 2 is often small scale here. Although we have those two giants this year, and…
168 posts, 26 June
Now hold on a minute. My biggest memory from when I first came to Berlin about 20 years ago was definitely...all those cakes . Even the tiniest transit point seemed to be full of places offering…
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An asylum seeker deported to Afghanistan this month will be returned to Germany, the interior ministry said Wednesday, in the latest of a series of scandals surrounding Berlin's hardening migration policy.

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Quiz: Can you figure out what these untranslatable German words mean?

Quiz: Can you figure out what these untranslatable German words mean?

German is famous for its long compound nouns and logical word formations, but it isn't always that straight-forward. These words have no exact English translation but can you decipher what they really mean?

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German MPs have blasted a World Cup promotion by Nutella chocolate spread, after they worked out people would have to scoff almost 16 kilos of the sugary treat to earn a football.

Greece to process 1,500 asylum requests from Germany

Greece to process 1,500 asylum requests from Germany

Greece will process 1,500 asylum applications from Germany as part of a deal signed between the two countries, Greece's migration minister said Wednesday.