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France and Germany seek closer bond with treaty ahead of Brexit

France and Germany seek closer bond with treaty ahead of Brexit

France and Germany will sign a new friendship treaty on Tuesday, seeking to boost an alliance at the heart of the EU as Britain bows out and with nationalism rising around the continent.

ESCP Europe’s hands-on business degree opens international doors

ESCP Europe's hands-on business degree opens international doors

Business internships are more than just a practical way for business students to gain workplace skills and experience. They're highly valued by future employers too, as recent graduates of prestigious business school ESCP Europe's Bachelor in Management (BSc) programme are finding out.

 
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'They voted against my way of living': Brits in Germany on life with Brexit

'They voted against my way of living': Brits in Germany on life with Brexit

There are more than 116,470 British people living in Germany. Many of them have put roots down here, others are working, some are studying or travelling. All of them are affected by Brexit. We listened to their stories.

Get real-world experience while you study at EU Business School

Get real-world experience while you study at EU Business School

Having relevant work experience is essential for your CV but how do you acquire it, especially when you are a student? Simple: by learning by doing as is the norm for students at EU Business School. The Local caught up with one recent graduate who has reaped the benefits of an international education at EU Business School.

 
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How Stuttgart's Hotel Silber gave rise to the Gestapo

How Stuttgart's Hotel Silber gave rise to the Gestapo

The exhibition “Hotel Silber”, which examines the history of Württemberg's political police and its metamorphosis into the Gestapo, has opened in the former Hotel Silber building in the centre of Stuttgart.

10 reasons you should visit Malta in 2019

10 reasons you should visit Malta in 2019

Whether you're interested in history, sports, food, art, doing business or learning something new, the Maltese Islands should be your next port of call – and this is why.

 
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How you can make the most of Germany's 2019 public holidays
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How you can make the most of Germany's 2019 public holidays

Now we're into a new year, it's a good time to book some time off. Before you do, check out our list of Germany's official holiday days, including a likely new one for Berlin, and our tips for making the most of them.

Why 2019 is a great year to live abroad

Why 2019 is a great year to live abroad

Around 50 million people live outside their native countries, enticed by the many benefits of expatriation. Such an upheaval isn't without its challenges but as we approach 2019, an expat survey* suggests there's never been a better time to live abroad.

 
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Year in review: The biggest stories from Germany in 2018

Year in review: The biggest stories from Germany in 2018

With the final hours of 2018 ticking away, it's a good time to look back on the year. From scorching heatwaves to Germany's terrible World Cup performance – and some political surprises, it's been a year to remember.

German airports strike slashes over 600 flights

German airports strike slashes over 600 flights

Almost 640 flights were cancelled in Germany Thursday as security staff went on strike at three airports, meaning disruption for over 100,000 passengers.

Merkel's 'crown princess' seeks to chart own path

Merkel's 'crown princess' seeks to chart own path

Dismissed by some as a mini-Angela Merkel, the new leader of Germany's centre-right CDU party and likely next chancellor has marked the turn of the year by underlining a change in tone from her mentor.

Quiz: How well do you know these German political figures?
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Quiz: How well do you know these German political figures?

Germany is a country steeped in political history. Past and present, there are innumerable German politicians who have influenced the shape of Germany. But how many of them can you recognize?

Opinion: How Germany's higher ed model holds true to the real value of universities
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Opinion: How Germany's higher ed model holds true to the real value of universities

Germany may not top worldwide university ranking charts, but holds true to values of education - especially in contrast with fee-seeking university in countries such as the U.S. or parts of the U.K.

Essential phrases and customs to survive the German winter

Essential phrases and customs to survive the German winter

The dark, gloomy (and potentially very cold) time of year is upon us. But not to worry. We bring you some of the insider knowledge you need to survive!

 German word of the day: Die Übergangsjacke

German word of the day: Die Übergangsjacke

Today's word of the day is a two in one package: A very German word, as well as a very German concept.

Bundestag declares Georgia, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco ‘safe countries of origin’

Bundestag declares Georgia, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco ‘safe countries of origin'

In a resounding 509 to 138 result, the Bundestag has voted to classify the northern African states of Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco - along with Georgia in the Caucasus - as safe countries of origin for the purposes of German immigration law.

10 things you probably only know about Thuringia if you live there

10 things you probably only know about Thuringia if you live there

Think you know Thuringia well? Here are some lesser known facts about the state which lies smack dab in the middle of Germany, and gave birth to the Bauhaus movement.

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$10,000 hotel rooms: the surprising numbers that tell the story of Davos

$10,000 hotel rooms: the surprising numbers that tell the story of Davos

From $40 sushi to how many soldiers test positive for cocaine, here are the key facts and figures to help you understand the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos.

 

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German inflation slows in December

German inflation slows in December

Inflation in Germany eased sharply in December, according to preliminary data published Friday, marking a second month of slowing price gains.

What NOT to do when you're freelancing in Germany
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What NOT to do when you're freelancing in Germany

Thanks to a mountain of bureaucracy, a tricky healthcare system and a complicated language, freelancing in Germany can seem overwhelming at times, but there are ways to make it work. Here's our tips on what you should avoid doing when you decide to go 'Selbstständig' or self employed.