June 3, 2023

Six injured and three arrested in far-left protest in eastern Germany

At least six people were injured and three arrested on Friday evening after far-left protesters clashed with police in Leipzig, eastern Germany, with more demonstrations expected on Saturday despite a local ban on marches.
June 2, 2023

When will the next set of rail strikes take place in Germany?

Rail union EVG and German rail operator Deutsche Bahn have reached a deadlock in negotiations. Could there be another round of rail strikes as early as next week?
June 2, 2023

Why are flights to and from Germany so expensive at the moment?

Air travel has ramped up again after the pandemic. But those travelling around Europe from German airports will notice there's been a surge in prices. Here's what's going on.
June 2, 2023

Should children in Germany have to take language tests before school?

Debates over obligatory German language tests before school are once again raging in Germany, with the CDU arguing that the move would improve integration. Here's what's going on.
June 2, 2023

PODCAST: Residency permit backlogs and can foreigners in Germany ever be seen as German?

In our new episode we talk about German lakes, a new night train service, why so many people are becoming German citizens, the impact of backlogs on residency permits, discrimination experienced by people from migrant backgrounds and identity and June events.
June 1, 2023

10 odd tourist attractions in Germany you shouldn't miss

Though these tourist attractions range from a little quirky to downright creepy, you’ll want to add them to your list of must-sees in Deutschland.
June 1, 2023

EXPLAINED: How German residents could soon need to exchange their heating systems

A new law could spell the end of gas and oil heating systems in Germany by requiring homeowners to switch to eco-friendly energy instead. Here's what property owners and tenants need to know.
June 1, 2023

Roger Waters review – embattled singer vows ‘I will not be cancelled’

Utilita Arena, BirminghamEx-Pink Floyd singer jettisons imagery that has led to accusations of antisemitism in Germany – and the result makes for a more powerful show‘If you’re one of those ‘I love Pink Floyd but I can’t stand Roger’s politics’ people, then you might do well to fuck off to the bar,” announces the singer via a recorded message before the show. There isn’t a mass stampede, although the “can’t stand Roger’s politics” people have certainly been vocal lately. He’s been called an antisemite and “Putin apologist” by Polly Samson , wife of ex-bandmate David Gilmour, who gave her tweet his approval. Waters has condemned the invasion of Ukraine but been denounced in the country for also saying it “was not unprovoked”, views which led to Polish concerts being cancelled. He won a legal battle to perform in Frankfurt after more accusations of antisemitism (which he denies). Last week it was reported that German police are investigating him over a “Nazi-style” costume worn on stage in Berlin.Here, Waters tackles all this head-on. A screened statement points out that a satirical “depiction of an unhinged fascist demagogue” has been part of his shows since The Wall in 1980 and that his father was killed fighting the Nazis. Then he launches into a 10-minute tirade in which he decries his “brutal” treatment in Germany and says that the Daily Mail, the Times and the Daily Telegraph are trying to destroy him over his support for human rights in Palestine. “They’re trying to cancel me like they cancelled Jeremy Corbyn and Julian Assange,” he rages. “I will not be cancelled.” By the time he thanks the crowd for their support, the 79-year-old is tearful. “I’m fucking dying here,” he pleads. Continue reading...
June 1, 2023

What's changing for train travellers in Germany in June

From new rules on when passengers can claim compensation following a delay to easier access for people with disabilities, here's what's changing for train passengers in Germany in June.
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