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81 posts, 23 July
Paid 9,50 CHF for a litre of carbonated tap-water this weekend. Suppose that beats the 12 CHF for a litre of bottled carbonated that we paid a couple of years back. They won't steal from you,…
67 posts, 22 July
If your from the EU you can use your licence as long as you like no need to ever convert. I have hired cars with a 40 year old paper UK licence without problems. Only Brexit forced me to change to a…
5 posts, 14 July
I don't think anything much has changed regarding the import of electronic devices - particularly devices that transmit and receive - IIRC for such a device to be imported it must be on the approved…
10 posts, 9 July
The situation here and everywhere else is only going to get worse. People will be frantic about losing their jobs. The best solution is to go home to your own country where the government will…
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'Target clusters and superspreaders': Here's how Germany could prevent a second coronavirus wave

Top virologist Christian Drosten recommends a new strategy for Germany to stop a second wave of coronavirus hitting in autumn.

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The environmental and societal challenges of the 21st century demand big choices – from individuals, governments and businesses. Global uncertainty may be growing during 2020 – but many young people are clear about the future they want to create.

Germany to ban certain lights at night to save insects

Germany to ban certain lights at night to save insects

Germany is planning to ban floodlights from dusk for much of the year as part of its bid to fight a dramatic decline in insect populations, it emerged Wednesday.

German VAT cut drives demand for new cars

German VAT cut drives demand for new cars

Car registrations in Germany showed this year's smallest monthly drop in July as buyers took advantage of a temporary cut in value added tax, figures released Wednesday showed.

IN NUMBERS: German birth rate falls as women have children later

IN NUMBERS: German birth rate falls as women have children later

The number of babies born in Germany has decreased for the first time in the last three years, with new statistics showing the birth rate is falling in 14 of the 16 federal states.

Heatwave to hit Germany with temperatures well above 30C

Heatwave to hit Germany with temperatures well above 30C

Dig out your fans... because hot days are coming to Germany.

Q&A: What does Brexit mean for my rights as a Brit living in Germany?

Q&A: What does Brexit mean for my rights as a Brit living in Germany?

As we move nearer to the end of the Brexit transition period there are still lots of unanswered questions. We put some of them to the British Ambassador and head of the Brexit Taskforce in Germany.