With a circulation of currently about 1,37 sold million copies daily, the BILD newspaper published by the Axel-Springer Publishing Company is Germany’s largest and most popular tabloid. The online version of this paper also gets a lot of hits each day. If you like a mixture of news, gossip, and sensationalism, be sure to bookmark bild.de.
Ms. Barton-Henry, why did you choose to do your PhD at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)?
The need for skilled labour is great, and is increasing because of demographic change. Especially in STEM professions (science and technology) and in health care, Germany already depends upon skilled workers from abroad. Many jobs are filled by immigrants. In 2017 alone, 38,000 skilled workers from countries outside the EU immigrated to Germany. This emerges from a study conducted by the Bertelsmann Foundation.
Myths abound regarding north Germany’s largest commercial city: it is said for example to boast more bridges than Amsterdam, London and Venice combined. The underground runs mainly above ground, the Morgenpost (i.e. morning post) appears in the evening, while the Abendblatt (i.e. evening gazette) comes out every morning. Yet all of this is true, somewhat bizarre, and completely endearing.
The Quick Check on the Make it in Germany website should indicate your chances of working in Germany. There is demand, among others, for doctors, nursing staff, engineers, mechatronic technicians, IT specialists and train drivers. Before you start looking for a job it is best to first clarify whether you need a visa to work in Germany.
German politicians and society alike reacted with great sympathy and shock to the right-wing extremist attacks in Hanau. Last Thursday, a 43-year-old German shot and killed nine people in Hanau. The amateur marksman then killed his 72-year-old mother and himself. Investigations so far show that the presumed perpetrator held racist beliefs and was mentally ill. Ten thousand people took part in a funeral procession in Hanau on Sunday to stand up for tolerance and against xenophobia. All over Germany, on the radio and in the press, as well as on social media, people are currently discussing how society should tackle racism. Many members of civil society and many scholars are also demanding that decisive action be taken to combat right-wing extremism. Here are some of the most important opinions: