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  1. I'm surprised no one has mentioned Ted Cruz's Op-Ed. The commentary on it is hilarious:   https://youtu.be/uAZe8KlF1fY
  2. Untermieter rights with guests with covid related twist

      The Mieterverein can't help the OP because is on the other side of the contract. Furthermore, the notice period is possibly shorter depending on whether or not it is furnished. 
  3. Why are you unhappy today?

          No, he didn't. Border officials have the right to refuse foreigners entry.    The border guards were the ones who acted unlawfully.    For the record I'm not in any way making excuses for the guards. The point I want to make is that foreigners can be turned away at the border and I suspect that we're going to hear about this happening to Brits who were trying to live "under the radar" (not complying with local requirements) more often post Brexit.   
  4. Coronavirus

        I'm Canadian,  but can completely understand your frustration. 
  5. Berlin Corona Vaccinations

    Since the vaccination priorities seem to be changing on an almost daily basis and each Bundesland is doing its own thing, I thought that I'd start a thread for Berlin. This information only applies to those who are officially registered with Berlin as their Hauptwohnsitz.    Berlin has opted to send residents eligible for a vaccine a letter by snail mail with a code that they can use to book an appointment either online or by phone. By now everyone over 80 should have received a letter as well as most of those between 70-79.    Since Berlin is longer giving Astra Zeneca to those under 60, residents between 60-69 can phone a special hotline to book a vaccine appointment at the special Impfhotline 030/9028-2200. This number is only for appointments with Astra Zeneca. Appointments are available April 2nd - 6th in Tegel and April 2nd -11th in Tempelhof.        
  6. Berlin Corona Vaccinations

    Berlin has started a pilot project to start having company doctors vaccinate employees at work. The city has set aside 13,000 doses for this project between now and June 7, the day the federal government will officially start giving company doctors the opportunity to order vaccines.   https://www.berlin.de/sen/gpg/service/presse/2021/pressemitteilung.1083707.php   Your employer will inform you if they are vaccinating. Or ask your worker's council.
  7. Coronavirus

        Ask your doctor.    There is actually a vaccine for shingles, but it is usually recommended in over 50s. Ask if you should get one first. If you need one it needs to be over 2 weeks before your first BionTech. 
  8.   Is Israel still enforcing the quarantine? I think this also plays a huge role. Germany relies on travellers complying with the regs, but doesn't have the ability to enforce them.    How many more of its people will Israel be able to convince to get a vaccine? Will Israel be able to reach 70%?
  9.   Are you suggesting that foreigners married to Germans should be allowed to keep their original citizenship, but all others foreigners should have to give up their original citizenship to become German?!?!?   That is even more ridiculous than the current rules.
  10.   Read the post again. The OP is looking for very specialised tax advice not cookie cutter standard advice for the masses.   @knowbot   Read posts from @Straightpoop to get an idea of the depth of her knowledge base and then ask her for a quote.
  11. Coronavirus

      You can also contact your doctor for an appointment. Biontech is not without side-effects. I had headache lasting more than 2 days and a very sore arm (compared to what I'm used to for the flu shot). 
  12. Praktikum/Ausbildungsplatz

    How well do you speak German? Are you a student?
  13. Why this forum speaks English and not German

        Although B1 is sufficient to apply for German citizenship, it is not an indication of actual fluency. 
  14.   It is far from over.   Even assuming a 20 day turnaround for mass production, there is still the issue of administering the boosters. Furthermore, it is not clear whether we will be able to reach herd immunity anytime soon. Especially not in Germany. 
  15.   This is a global pandemic and as long as international travel is possible, travel comes with the risk of introducing a new mutation. 
  16. Legalities of unpaid praktikum

      How does that help the two posters in this thread who are receiving ALGI? Unpaid mandatory internships for students are legal in Germany, however, students are not generally eligible for unemployment benefits. Therefore, unless the internships are organised by the Agentur für Arbeit, I don't see any circumstances where someone claiming ALG I could legally take an unpaid internship.
  17. Urgent help required permanent residency

            Twice a week is excessive. No wonder you are being ignored.
  18. UK pension S1 form and Krankenkasse agreement

      I think it is just wishful thinking. The explanations available on websites are just superficial explanations of standard cases, i.e. a Brit who was resident in Germany on Dec 31, 2020, and remains living in Germany has 5 years to apply for the permit. 
  19. Swedish pension benefits and Kurzarbeitergeld

        It doesn't sound as if your Swedish pension would be considered similar to a Teilrente in Germany.    https://www.deutsche-rentenversicherung.de/SharedDocs/Glossareintraege/DE/T/teilrente.html;jsessionid=DCBE677F87629C0B20A11BAE5E4FD82D.delivery2-7-replication
  20. Signed for private health insurance by mistake

      SGB V, however, I'm not sure that reading individual laws will help you untangle your problem if you don't understand how they fit together.     
  21. What are you cooking today?

    Thanks @Sannerl   I always have trouble figuring out which cuts I can use for which recipes.     
  22. What are you cooking today?

        What it is called in German? What would be a similar German cut?
  23.   Hepatitis A & B can be transmitted sexually, however, sex is not the only way to get them (Hep A can be transmitted through contaminated water and Hep B through blood transfusions). I got both of these vaccines as a combi dose before my first trip to Asia and I don‘t know how this information makes a statement about my private life. I also don’t see how this info is anyway sensitive nor do I care if anyone knows that I've had them. 
  24. Short-term apartment rent

        Considering how difficult to find both housing a Kita spots, once you find one it'll narrow down options for the other.  
  25. Signed for private health insurance by mistake

        If you were self-employed the minimum income threshold does not apply.    I think you should start a new thread and but ALL relevant info together.