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19 posts, 21 January
Hi. Asking for my friend. She was caught shoplifting in Nov 2019. She paid the fine and had the case closed. Now she has to extend her resident permit and has an appointment in March. In the permit…
3 posts, 20 January
My partner has just gotten a job in Harburg and I am wondering if we should live there so he is close to work, or if it would be better to live closer to Hamburg city centre. I have read that Harburg…
13 posts, 15 January
thanks all for the input. I finally drove to munchen and back. didn't feel tired. had multiple stops. the ICE was expense or would have taken the ICE next time have to plan in advance. Thanks…
1 posts, 13 January
Top Notch Comedy Club (English Stand Up Comedy) Wed 29th January 2020   After another sell out show in December, it’s time to get ready for our first gig in 2020 so, don’t miss this very unique…
4 posts, 13 January
Dear Golab, Were you able to change your visa successfully after being on Blue Card to Student? I am in a similar position and would also want to know how can one keep one's spouse with them…
47 posts, 12 January
Miniature Wunderland is doing it again, every day in January except Saturday. If you can not afford the ticket {s}, for what ever reason, simply go to the cash register and say so. they will…
36 posts, 3 January
It’s not. I realized that I made a mistake calling it invasive. A blood test is invasive. However, interestingly, many people can tolerate a blood test but not an MRI. But it’s overused in the…
4 posts, 30 December
Good evening, Pandekage! I hope your public insurance will help out as much as possible. I see you wrote earlier about “ springing for dental insurance “ earlier.. ie supplementary private dental…
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These are the changes families in Germany need to know about in 2020

These are the changes families in Germany need to know about in 2020

Whether it’s proving that children are vaccinated against measles or higher maintenance payments for parents, here are some law changes to look out for in Germany.

Can Brits still move to Germany after Brexit day?

Can Brits still move to Germany after Brexit day?

For British people already living in Germany, the last three years have been a period of nightmarish uncertainty over their rights to stay - but what about those who want to make the move in the future?

Jobs in Germany: Should foreign workers join a union?

Jobs in Germany: Should foreign workers join a union?

For anyone working in Germany, it’s important to consider joining a union. Here are some points to think about.

Why are more and more people in Germany working multiple jobs?

Why are more and more people in Germany working multiple jobs?

More than three million employees in Germany work more than one job, new figures show.

Kitas: Berlin mother awarded €7,500 for lack of childcare spot

Kitas: Berlin mother awarded €7,500 for lack of childcare spot

A working mother of an infant who couldn’t return to her job due to a lack of Kita (childcare) spots has been awarded for 'larger damages' by the Berlin Regional Court.

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Germany's Adidas turns to recycled material 'to combat ocean plastic'

German sportswear giant Adidas said Tuesday more than half of the polyester used in its products this year would come from recycled material, including millions of shoes made from plastic waste.