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 2021-09-25 16:28 

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Bavaria and Saxony see highest number of Covid-19 vaccination centre offences...

Since jabs against the coronavirus began, there have been attacks on Covid-19 vaccination centres or disruptions to vaccination campaigns in all of Germany's 16 federal states bar Hamburg. However, Saxony and Bavaria have been particularly badly affec...

 2021-09-25 07:37 

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'An army of low-paid workers': wealthy Germany's not so equal...

Pharmaceutical dynasty heir Antonis Schwarz is a millionaire. And he wants Germany's next government to tax him more....

 2021-09-25 06:39 

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German election: Merkel's final push for party and stability in knife-edge polls...

Chancellor Angela Merkel travels Saturday to Aachen, hometown of her would-be successor Armin Laschet, in a last-ditch push to shore up his beleaguered campaign 24 hours before Germans vote....

 2021-09-25 06:36 

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'My vote counts': How Germany's new legion of foreign voters see the election...

With the federal election coming up, lots of new German citizens - including a record number of Brits - are set to join their fellow Germans at the ballot box for the first time. How do they feel about exercising their new rights?...

 2021-09-24 17:55 

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Merkel urges vote for 'stable' Germany as election looms...

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to elect her would-be successor Armin Laschet for the sake of German stability, in a strong pitch for her party as candidates made their final bid for support hours ahead of Sunday's vote....

 2021-09-24 15:24 

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What it was like navigating Covid travel rules to get home to the UK from Germany...

Like many people, the Local Germany reader Michelle Jung, who runs a childcare centre, had lots of ups and downs while trying to visit her home country of the UK this summer. Here's how confusing Covid travel rules affected her plans....

 2021-09-24 13:02 

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[ Germany ]

OPINION: Deadly mask row shows comparing German government to Nazis is dangerously inflaming tensions...

The killing of a gas station worker in Germany after a Covid mask row has caused outrage. Although an extreme incident, inflammatory rhetoric about pandemic rules has been rising in the country. Michael Stuchbery examines the dangers of this....

 2021-09-24 12:51 

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Could wages in Germany be set to soar this year?...

Economics experts believe the country's ageing population and ongoing skills gap could mean that workers in Germany are in for a pay rise....

 2021-09-24 09:58 

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[ Germany ]

'Four years ago I couldn't speak German. Now I'm running in a Berlin election'...

British-Irish national Chris Ward couldn't speak a word of German four years ago when he moved to Berlin. Now he's standing in a local election. We found out what inspired him to run....

 2021-09-24 09:57 

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[ Germany ]

German election fever: Merkel's parrots and a talking fox...

With hours before the German vote starts, the pressure is on, particularly for the conservatives who are slightly behind in the polls. Their election campaign is getting more creative than ever....

 2021-09-24 09:43 

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Households in Germany face even higher electricity bills...

Germany's electricity prices are currently at a record high - and with supply issues and high taxes, they look set to rise yet again in the new year....

 2021-09-24 08:37 

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[ Germany ]

How Berlin marathon organisers are putting safety first amid Covid fourth wave...

There's not only a super election day on Sunday - but also the first Berlin marathon to take place in two years. Here's how organisers are gearing up to welcome 25,000 runners amid the pandemic....

 2021-09-24 08:17 

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[ Germany ]

Greta Thunberg to join mass German climate strikes before vote...

Tens of thousands of climate activists including Greta Thunberg are due to descend on German cities Friday ahead of the weekend general election to crank up the pressure on the candidates to succeed Angela Merkel....

 2021-09-24 07:28 

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EXPLAINED: How Germany's complex electoral system works...

In many countries, a strong lead in the polls often results in a landslide - but things are not so simple under Germany's complex election system....

 2021-09-23 13:33 

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'Deadly for a democracy': The group campaigning for non-Germans to gain voting rights...

When Berlin votes to decide the fate of its housing market on September 26th, more than 800,000 internationals will be unable to have their say. The campaigners behind the referendum are fighting for change....

 2021-09-23 13:22 

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Talking elephants and grumpy politicians: Four things that will happen after the German elections...

With just three days to go until the German federal election, Brian Melican reads the runes to predict what might happen in the aftermath of that all-important vote....

 2021-09-23 10:26 

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[ Germany ]

What's behind the falling Covid cases in Germany?...

Germany's vaccination rate seems to be grinding to a halt despite a campaign relaunch. Yet Covid cases are falling. What's going on? We explain the complicated picture....

 2021-09-23 10:18 

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[ Germany ]

Four common mistakes English speakers make when learning German...

German is a notoriously challenging language, not least for its complex grammatical system. Just remember to avoid the following common pitfalls as an English speaker, and you'll sound like a native in no time....

 2021-09-23 07:53 

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[ Germany ]

TIMELINE: How Germany's 'Super Election Day' is set to unfold...

Germans will soon head to the polls in an election like no other - but when will people vote, and when will we know the results? Here's what's in store on Sunday and Monday....

 2021-09-23 06:59 

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[ Germany ]

From Kenya to Jamaica: Which coalitions are possible after the German election?...

Germany is abuzz with talk of traffic lights, Jamaican flags and other nicknames that describe the hotchpotch of possible coalitions that could be formed after Sunday's election....

 2021-09-23 06:57 

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[ Germany ]

Germany gets ready for election that will mark the start of a new era...

Germany goes to the polls on Sunday in an election that will see Angela Merkel step down after 16 years in power, sparking a knife-edge race....

 2021-09-22 15:35 

The Local

[ Germany ]

German election roundup: 'Hang the greens' poster ban and politicians are white, male and 'Michael'...

From a court finally banning controversial 'hang the Greens posters' to the most common name of election candidates standing in Germany, here is your politics roundup for Wednesday....

 2021-09-22 14:46 

The Local

[ Germany ]

Jobs in Germany roundup: The lowdown on coding bootcamps and new quarantine rules...

Every week we compile news and talking points on working life. Here we look at German bootcamps for budding coders, and quarantine pay rule changes....

 2021-09-22 14:28 

The Local

[ Germany ]

Why Bavaria does politics differently to the rest of Germany...

When it comes to politics and culture, Bavaria is a German state like no other. But beyond the usual social stereotypes, its love affair with the conservatives is far more complex than it appears, writes Nic Houghton....

 2021-09-22 13:28 

The Local

[ Germany ]

Germany to scrap quarantine pay for the unvaccinated...

Germans who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 will no longer receive compensation for lost pay if they have to quarantine from November, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Wednesday....

 2021-09-22 12:46 

The Local

[ Germany ]

Merkel condemns 'heinous' cashier killing in Covid mask row...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday expressed revulsion over the "heinous" killing of a petrol station cashier by a customer angry about being asked to wear a mask while buying beer....

 2021-09-22 10:39 

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[ Germany ]

Cologne becomes first German city to offer Covid recovery certificates online...

The German city of Cologne has just made it much easier for people to prove they've recovered from Covid-19 by offering a first-of-its-kind online certificate service....

 2021-09-22 10:02 

The Local

[ Germany ]

UPDATE: UK says European travellers with mixed Covid doses do now count as 'fully vaccinated'...

After much confusion, criticism and contradictory messages the UK government has discreetly changed its Covid border rules - meaning that those vaccinated in Europe with mixed doses are considered fully inoculated and therefore can avoid quarantine....

 2021-09-22 07:30 

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[ Germany ]

Germany will overcome pandemic by spring 2022, says Health Minister...

Health Minister Jens Spahn says he believes the Covid pandemic will come to an end in Germany by spring next year....

 2021-09-22 07:24 

The Local

[ Germany ]

Has it just got easier to end credit agreements in Germany?...

An EU court has reached a decision that could make it much easier for people in Germany to get out of credit agreements - even if the contract was signed years ago. Here's what you need to know....

 2021-09-22 06:57 

The Local

[ Germany ]

Merkel exit deprives German far right of scapegoat...

"Merkel must go" was a common refrain at anti-migration demos in the run-up to Germany's last election in 2017, helping to propel the far-right AfD into parliament as the largest opposition force....

 2021-09-21 15:34 

The Local

[ Germany ]

German election roundup: Facing climate change, coalition trust issues and Merkel bids goodbye to Stralsund...

Facing up to climate change, fighting talk on coalition building and Merkel saying goodbye to her constituency: here's what we've seen on the German election campaign agenda on Tuesday....

 2021-09-21 14:41 

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[ Germany ]

'We want to have a voice': How Germany's tough citizenship rules affect foreigners...

Germany's strict citizenship laws have an impact on foreigners in different ways. With the election coming up, Caitlin Hardee spoke to some people affected....

 2021-09-21 12:52 

The Local

[ Germany ]

What you need to know about travelling between Germany and the US...

The US is to allow vaccinated travellers to re-enter the country after an 18-month ban. Here's what it means for people travelling between Germany and the US....

 2021-09-21 10:58 

The Local

[ Germany ]

Should unvaccinated people in Germany face higher health insurance costs?...

The boss of a large German insurance company has suggested that unvaccinated people could face higher insurance rates than the vaccinated in future....

 2021-09-21 09:09 

The Local

[ Germany ]

EXPLAINED: The 'special' days when you can get paid time off in Germany...

It's not just for vacations or sick leave: there are many situations in Germany where you can take paid time off. We break them down....

 2021-09-21 08:40 

The Local

[ Germany ]

What employees in Germany should know about quarantine compensation...

Germany's state health ministers are considering a move to scrap quarantine compensation for unvaccinated employees - and are meeting on Wednesday to find common ground. Here's what you need to know....

 2021-09-21 08:28 

The Local

[ Germany ]

Shock in Germany after cashier shot dead in Covid mask row...

Germany reacted with shock and outrage on Tuesday after a 20-year-old petrol station worker was shot dead by a customer angry about being asked to put on a mask while buying beer....

 2021-09-21 08:25 

The Local

[ Germany ]

Will travellers vaccinated with AstraZeneca in Germany be able to enter the US?...

While Washington has not authorised the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19, a European commissioner on Monday expressed hope that travellers from the continent inoculated with the jab will soon be able to enter the US....

 2021-09-21 07:47 

The Local

[ Germany ]

Children in Germany to be offered Covid vaccine 'in 2022'...

Health Minister Jens Spahn expects Germany to offer children under 12 the Covid vaccine next year....

 2021-09-21 07:38 

The Local

[ Germany ]

Angela Merkel: What did Germany's first female chancellor do for women?...

As Germany's first woman chancellor, Angela Merkel smashed the glass ceiling and became a leading player in global politics....

 2021-09-20 16:34 

The Local

[ Germany ]

German election roundup: A 'wide-open' race, a scandalous grilling and a Merkel teddy...

With less than a week to go until Germany goes to the polls, the conservatives are confident of victory, the SPD are on the defensive, and a German toy manufacture decides to honour Merkel the only way they know how....

 2021-09-20 15:03 

The Local

[ Germany ]

US to lift travel ban for fully vaccinated passengers from Europe...

Fully vaccinated travellers from Europe will be able to visit the US from the start of November after the White House announced on Monday it was lifting is travel ban after 18 months....

 2021-09-20 13:55 

The Local

[ Germany ]

How travel rules from Germany to England have become stricter...

The UK has shaken up its Covid travel rules - but for Germany, which was a green list country, there are actually stricter regulations - plus there's a major issue for those not seen as fully vaccinated by the UK. Here's a look at what's chang...

 2021-09-20 10:44 

The Local

[ Germany ]

The Merkel-Raute: How a hand gesture became a brand...

Hands clasped in front of the stomach, thumbs and fingertips touching to form a diamond shape - Angela Merkel's "rhombus" hand gesture has become almost as famous as the German chancellor herself....

 2021-09-20 10:16 

The Local

[ Germany ]

Why households in Germany are facing higher energy bills...

Soaring wholesale gas prices and supply issues mean households in Germany are facing higher bills this winter. Here's a look at what's going on....

 2021-09-20 08:31 

The Local

[ Germany ]

Should Germany have its own Covid 'Freedom Day' in six weeks?...

A high profile health expert called for Germany to follow in the UK's footsteps and get rid of Covid rules as part of its own 'Freedom Day'. But the idea has been widely slammed....

 2021-09-20 06:58 

The Local

[ Germany ]

German chancellor candidate to be grilled in fraud probe...

German lawmakers will Monday quiz Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, the frontrunner in the race to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor, over an investigation into an anti-money laundering agency overseen by his ministry....

 2021-09-20 06:36 

The Local

[ Germany ]

'Most Merkel-like candidate': SPD's Scholz wins final German election TV debate...

With just under a week to go until election day, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz bolstered his position as frontrunner in a final three-way televised debate on Sunday, with the race to succeed Angela Merkel in a dead heat....

 2021-09-19 14:13 

The Local

[ Germany ]

Tried and tested or comeback king? Two men after Merkel's job...

The frontrunner to replace Angela Merkel as German chancellor is an experienced finance minister, but his opponent has the reputation of being a comeback king....

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