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The counter-coronavirus measures of former USSR countries

An epicenter of the COVID-19 is shifting from west to east and the danger for Eastern Europe is getting bigger every day....

Tax collapse due to corona pandemic in Germany

Taxes are collapsing because of the Corona pandemic. According to tax estimators, the federal, state and local governments...

Munich Oktoberfest 2020 cancelled due to corona crisis

The Munich Oktoberfest and the Central Agricultural Festival on the Theresienwiese are cancelled due to Corona. This was...

First alleviations of corona measures announced in Germany

After almost four weeks, the first measures to combat the coronavirus in Germany are being loosened - but private and...

Extension but no tightening of Corona measures in Bavaria

As Bavarias Prime Minister Markus Söder announced in a press conference today, the restrictions on public life that are...

Corona and its Effect on the German Health Care System

The corona virus is testing the health systems of many countries. Hospitals in northern Italy are currently working at the...

School closings in Bavaria: The decisions at a glance

No classes at schools, closed kindergartens, a severely restricted right to visit hospitals and care facilities: Bavaria...

International Motor Show (IAA) to take place in Munich from 2021

Munich has been awarded the contract for the largest motor show in Europe, the International Motor Show IAA, as the German...

Germanwings Strike Action for New Years

The airline trade union UFO has called on flight attendants of the Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings to strike. A...

Ban on New Year's Eve fireworks in many German cities

This New Year's Eve will be different for many, as a lot of the big cities in Germany set stricter guidelines in terms of...

Football - Germany Legends vs England Legends

On November 26th at 1900 Wacker-Arena in Burghausen is set to Host an epic International Footballing Showdown. A star...

Lufthansa flight attendants on strike again

The flight attendant's union UFO has again called for a two-day strike at Lufthansa. Affected are all departures from...

Health insurance for foreigners in Germany

Since 2009 it is mandatory for every person with a permanent residence in Germany to have health insurance. Health...

Side-effect free ways to reduce depression

For Michael Phelps, depression is both a problem that many athletes face and also a personal challenge. Despite being the...

Oktoberfest 2019

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The 2019 Oktoberfest season starts again on September 21st and lasts till October 6th. Next to the old-established beer...

Working-age population to decrease by 6 million by 2035

The aging of the population in Germany will continue to increase despite high net immigration and higher birth rates. Over...

E-Scooters in Germany

From June 15th 2019, E-Scooters are officially allowed on the streets of Germany. As the country is infamous for its...

Flex-Parking - an experiment in Munich

The city of Munich launches a nationwide one-off pilot trial called Flex-Parking in which bicycles and cars alternate on...

Indian Man Stabbed to Death

Donauwörth: An Indian couple have been attacked near their home in Donauwörth by their neighbour. The attack...

The Reality of Brexit May Not be as Bad for Bavaria as Speculation Suggests

As Brexit looms like the sword of Damocles, economic analysts are bracing for the next chapter in the European Union's...
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Coronavirus probably also contagious via air

Droplets flying through the air when sneezing and coughing spread the corona virus Sars-CoV-2, but tiny droplets floating...

Violence against men: Nuremberg Caritas offers shelter

The Nuremberg Caritas needs more housing for men who are victims of domestic violence. The charity has set up a flat where...

Bundestag decides corona bonus and expansion of tests

As promised, employees in geriatric care are to receive a Corona bonus this year. This was decided by the Bundestag. In...

Changes coming into effect in May in Germany

From 1 May, several regulations and changes will come into force in Germany that affect the everyday life of many...

Masks compulsory from 27 April

With the first reduction of the corona restrictions in Bavaria, Minister President Markus Söder announced today in the...

Bavaria loosens restrictions slightly

Following yesterday's announcements by the German Federal Government, Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder today...

Corona Crisis: many industries desperately seeking employees

Shops and restaurants have closed, events are cancelled, factories lack supplies for their production. The corona crisis...

Sister Act: Bavarian nuns donate toilet paper

During the corona crisis, many affected countries face various problems. Most of these issues are similar, such as exit...

Corona Crisis and its costs for the German Health Insurance System

Politicians, virologists and the leading health institutes in Germany expect 60 to 70 percent of the people in the country...

Bavaria under curfew

Markus Söder announced today, Friday 20th March, that the state parliament has voted to enact a sweeping curfew across...

Corona Crisis: Drastic Restrictions Nationwide

The German federal government and the federal states have today adopted Germany-wide "guidelines" to limit social contacts...

Coronavirus: New Rules in Bavaria

Prime Minister Markus Söder has declared an emergency in Bavaria because of the corona virus. What this means, which...

Coronavirus Impact On Tokyo 2020

As the Coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China and has killed at least 3,120 people around the globe, spreads, a lot...

Norilsk Nickel, BASF and Fortum to build a battery recycling center in Finland

Using metals from recycled batteries to produce battery materials offers significant CO2 reduction in the production of...

56th Munich Security Conference from February 14th to 16th

When politicians from all over the world come to Munich for the security conference next weekend, around 3,900 police...

Changes in the German healthcare system 2020

The year 2020 will bring some changes in the German health care system. We have briefly summarized the most important...

Introduction of the Skilled Immigration Act

Germany facilitates immigration for skilled workers from abroad with the introduction of the Skilled Immigration Act,...

All I want for Christmas is - wood!

If you are on the search for a very special Christmas present or a gift for any other occasion of the year such as Easter,...

Capitalism not the cause of environmental destruction

Speaking on November 25 in the European Parliament (EP), left wing politician Mick Wallace voiced a hopelessly misguided...

Britons want British expats in Germany to help save the UK

Anti-Brexit campaigners in Britain are appealing to British expats in Germany to help save the UK. The...

Munich to host European Championships 2022

Munich is hosting another major event in the summer of 2022: the city has been awarded the contract for the European...

Digital Supply Act introduced in Germany

The Bundestag has passed a bill for more digitalization in health care. The so-called Digital Supply Act...

Lufthansa strikes latest

The union UFO has called flight attendants in Munich and Frankfurt out on a five-hour strike next Sunday.  For updates...

Debate about gamer scene in Germany

Because the perpetrator of the Synagogue attack in Halle had staged his right-wing extremist motivated attack like a...

Is it worth taking out private health insurance?

In Germany, health insurance is legally mandatory. For residents of the country, there are normally two main types of...

Rent caps extended to 2025 upon Bundestag approval

The Cabinet has initiated plans to allow the capping of rent increases to continue for another five years....

Airport S-Bahn Delays

Foreigners arriving or leaving Munich airport for the Oktoberfest have to swap trains for buses on Friday morning and...

Oktoberfest Rules

If you are planning to attend this years Oktoberfest, then here are the golden rules every visitor should know: 1....

Police call for witnesses in suspected murder case

According to a press release from the Bavarian Police from July 22nd 2019, a missing case in Munich Ramersdorf has led to...

MVG warning strike on Tuesday - S-Bahn not affected

Public transport users in Munich will have to adjust tomorrow (July 9th 2019) to the fact that buses, trams and subways...

New laws and regulations in Germany from July 1st 2019

Many new laws and regulations are coming into effect in Germany from July 1st 2019. Here's a list of the most important...

Japan starts commercial whaling again

In recent years, whales have been hunted by Japanese whalers, at least officially, for research purposes only. After Tokyo...
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Munich: S-Bahn main line blocked on the weekend

Due to maintenance work the main S-Bahn line between Pasing and Ostbahnhof will be completely closed from Friday, May 10th...

Police Terrorism Exercises Planned for Hauptbahnhof

During the night from the 7th May to the 8th of May 2019, a police security exercise will take place at Hauptbahnhof,...

Referendum against rent increases announced for Bavaria

The Munich Tenants' Association "DMB Mieterverein München e.V." wants to attain a stop for rent increases in Bavaria, and...

Frühlingsfest 2019 (Spring Festival 2019)

Every year, the munich Frühlingsfest officially initiates the Bavarian fair-season and drives thousands of visitors to...

Job cuts at Volkswagen

The Volkswagen Group plans to cut an additional 5,000 to 7,000 jobs over the next five years for its core brand VW...

Bodycams for Bavarian Police

Following the successful completion of a pilot project, the Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann today launches the...

Billions for research funding

The German government wants to promote research and development in German companies with billions of taxpayers' money -...

Munich Security Conference 2019

At the 55th Munich Security Conference in the Hotel Bayerischer Hof from 15.-17.2.2019, politicians from all over the...