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7 posts, 11:04 hrs
I don't know why you opened a second thread after that one since nothing has changed: You need at least two concrete job offers from companies and this is not about "freelance work visa, aka doing…
4 posts, 09:27 hrs
You are not at the level to apply of course, but you could ask for an internship or just an informational interview to learn about the business. The Meet up happens regularly so you can attend…
26 posts, 19:27 yesterday
Dear EmotionalImmigrant, Thanks for sharing your story, sorry that to hear it is heavy with sorrow. I remember the moment of the Oakland Ghostship on the news, and imagined how easily it could be…
1 posts, 17:05 yesterday
Hello everyone ! I would like to find english speaking people in this land. I'm 30. Learning German snd Dutch . Love interesting conversations and open-minded people. Write me on…
17 posts, 21 September
I've had a maid several times (after surgery or too busy or before a party). I've always used Betreut.de (snowingagain's link). Have been very happy with the results. No silver was stolen!
2 posts, 21 September
Andrea Nahles (SPD) Andrea Nahles is the Ministerin for the Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales and so the Chef from the BAA (Bundesagentur für Arbeit) Better to try the BAA at a time…
5 posts, 19 September
I actually wrote mail to Düsseldorf regarding transfer of my documents to Cologne. And they replied that they transferred them a year ago. Then, I forwarded that reply to Cologne Foreign office but…
4 posts, 19 September
Thank you engelchen and smaug. My boyfriend is living there and i am the one who needed to adjust for the moment with the situation. Im not a fullfedge nurse yet here in Canada but thinking to…
5 posts, 19 September
Ktown is a nice place. FYI, you have one year to get a job off USAJobs before your SOFA status is gone and you cant apply (if you dont have one already). If thats your job plan (as I was hoping for…
2 posts, 18 September
Hello Does anyone know a shop in Nuremberg where I can rent a wedding suit/tuxedo? Also anyone know of shops that provide eyebrow threading services in Nuremberg? thanks in anticipation
3 posts, 17 September
Coming back to this, laundromats/Waschlason seem to be few and far between, one or two in Mannheim proper, then nothing till Heidelberg proper. Why is this? In the U.S., for example, there is one in…
4 posts, 17 September
If you have a working permit for Germany, you can basicly take a 450 Euro mini job. But you would have to make sure your contract with the uni allows it, too. It could be that they don't since the…
5 posts, 16 September
Hi - I'm moving to Düsseldorf (from Baden-Württemberg) at the end of November to start work on December 1st. I will stay in a company apartment for 2 months while looking for my own rental…
15 posts, 16 September
A google search gives a Google Reviews listing for Maharaja in Speyer that says "Permanently closed" across the top. If they're in business, they ought to let Google Reviews know it.
76 posts, 15 September
I don't have any recent knowledge about integration programs. When we moved here 6 years ago, I was told by our local Schulamt that their german tuition was aimed at migrant children where they would…
5 posts, 15 September
Celle seems a bit void of DaF tutors. But the following link is to a woman located in Burgwedel that tutors for 20€/hr, which is very typical/reasonable: erstenachhilfe.de/nachhi... So you…
3 posts, 14 September
Hi there, I am writing my final examination, and my result of this is going to be a contract in English. Before I have to deliver my paper to the professors, I'd like to find someone, who is…
14 posts, 14 September
Yes, if she leaves Germany and deregisters, she will no longer be entitled to Elterngeld. In order to draw Elterngeld, you need to have your residence in Germany. If she wants to go back to her home…
3 posts, 13 September
Hello Figured i post this here , as i have a couple of questions i would like to ask. So i originally come from Beirut,Lebanon ,im half Brazilian,half Lebanese,and i lived in lubeck for 10 months…
7 posts, 13 September
For the paperwork 1. Private German (or BaFin-approved foreign) health insurance (try JohnG or Starshollow for quotes) 2. Register in Germany (if you move in with your partner, you need…
3 posts, 13 September
Hi there, I have found myself in a rather pickle of a situation. I am a Canadian citizen who previously lived in Germany in a small town near Borken (Ahaus to be exact) with my German partner and our…
1 posts, 13 September
Welcome to English Comedy Night in Dusseldorf! It will be an Afterwork themed event, so come on down and bring your colleagues and friends for a great show full of laughs. It will feature Geoff…
16 posts, 12 September
Well the good news is: Because I'm driven by an over-active imagination and anxiety, I already have. If this falls through I'll start a Computer Engineering studies in October. (Not what I…
9 posts, 12 September
That link/place is still valid. It's in my neighborhood and they've just expanded. You can also buy them (in Mannheim, for example) at Kaufhof (Paradeplatz or Kunststraße).
2 posts, 12 September
Join us for the September Edition of Bonn English Comedy Nights on Thurs, Sept 21! The show is at The Fiddlers Pub in Endenich featuring international top acts from around the world! ***Now 2…
6 posts, 12 September
Hi, thank you all for the replies. Don't have a PS I'm PC gamer in my heart. And I did take German courses that is, why I can get my point across if I really need to like for work but having a more…
7 posts, 12 September
Hmmm...this thread is a bit old but anyway....I'm moving to Düsseldorf in November and will be looking to join a local club pretty quickly. Any recommendations? I've just completed A1 German so…
1 posts, 12 September
Annual Remembrance Dinner Night Just a note to inform you all that we will be holding our Annual Remembrance Dinner Night this year in the Hotel Restaurant “Stadt Bremen” in 29308 Winsen Aller.
15 posts, 11 September
If you want to meet others- just look for English speaking groups. If you only want to meet " US English speakers" , might be limited, and you may miss out on many new friends!
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Hopes for jobs as Air Berlin picks Lufthansa, EasyJet bids

Hopes for jobs as Air Berlin picks Lufthansa, EasyJet bids

Insolvent Air Berlin confirmed Monday it was negotiating with German airline giant Lufthansa and Britain's EasyJet to sell off parts of its business, offering hope for the future of its 8,000 employees and 140 aircraft.

Rare silver treasures from Viking Age discovered on North Sea island

Rare silver treasures from Viking Age discovered on North Sea island

Archaeologists presented the findings - including a ring brooch - discovered on the north German island of Sylt to the public on Monday.

‘No surprise’: how Europe reacted to Germany’s ‘election of rage’

‘No surprise’: how Europe reacted to Germany’s ‘election of rage’

The German media have already coined Sunday's election the Wutwahl (rage election), due to the governing parties taking a kicking. Some Europeans appealed to Merkel to work for stability, while others said they saw it coming.

Green party to flex muscles as potential Merkel allies after election

Green party to flex muscles as potential Merkel allies after election

Germany's Greens party, after years in opposition, has a shot of returning to power and promoting its leftist and pro-environment agenda as junior coalition partner to Chancellor Angela Merkel.

AfD leader Petry causes storm by announcing split from parliamentary party

AfD leader Petry causes storm by announcing split from parliamentary party

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) chairwoman Frauke Petry walked out of a party press conference on Monday after announcing that she would not join the party faction in the Bundestag (German parliament).

What we learned from the German national election

What we learned from the German national election

Sunday was a day to forget for the Social Democrats. Merkel's party lost the most votes overall though. Still the Chancellor still came out smiling. We take a little look at why.