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  1. Brexit: The fallout        
  2. President Donald J. Trump

      Trump finally gets the interviewer he deserves    
  3. "Really good" Indian restaurants in Berlin

    Almost pointless to post anything in this moribund thread, but a new Indian restaurant has opened in Kreuzberg offering "cuisines of North and South India". Swadesh, Falckenstein Straße 44A, 10997 Berlin.   Yes - I know. But FWIW...
  4. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

      It should be the citizenship certificate. BTW don't wait till you collect it to book an appointment for your Ausweis / Pass, you should do that now online as it will take long enough as it is. Search across the whole of Berlin, it doesn't have to be your local Bürgeramt.
  5. UK joint account post Dec 2020

    My wife and I have a joint NatWest GBP account (I added her to it when we moved back to the UK for a period of 7 years).    It's an account I still  use occasionally when I'm issuing an invoice to an entity in the UK, but it's fairly dormant at the moment.   As my wife is a German citizen, I'm wondering if there are any issues likely to arise post-Brexit? Tax or otherwise? Maybe it would be better to change the joint account status back to just me?   Anybody looked into this in more detail? Would appreciate concrete examples / experience rather than speculation.   Thanks    
  6. Brexit: The fallout

      As it happens, I'm in favour of the UK maintaining a critical attitude on such security issues, whether emanating from China, Russia or elsewhere. But broadly I agree with the overall conclusions of the article.
  7. Brexit: The fallout

    Stay tuned.
  8. Brexit: The fallout

    A new start built on old lies
  9. Brexit: The fallout

    And here's an article that appeared back in February.   Another reason I won't be going back to live in the UK...    
  10. Anmeldung appointment hog-tied

    Here are some tips about how to get an appointment. Not sure if all are still valid.   I've found that as long as you search "Berlinweit" and are prepared to travel, you can usually nab a cancellation without too much trouble. Having said that, I haven't needed an appointment during Corona...
  11. Looking for some English tea

      For those who still want "PG bl00dy tips"  you can find large catering packs of teabags in various Asian/Indian stores around Berlin at normal prices, for instance Zora Supermarkt, Kottbusser Damm 93.     
  12. President Donald J. Trump  
  13. Brexit: The fallout

    More Brexiteer bollocks on the WA
  14. Erzieherin Jobs- Best places to search?

    Register at Bundesagentur für Arbeit - enter "Erzieher/in" and your postcode and you'll get plenty results. Such is the nature of the field that they're always looking for people, and may help you get a qualification over time.   Assuming your German is up to speed...