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Germany

Germany - Whether you opt for the intriguing contrasts of Berlin, the charm and beer cellars of Munich or the high-tech buzz of Frankfurt, Germany is a country whose lovely landscapes link cities that dominate the quality of living results.

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Expat Focus Columnists - Germany
Courtney Martin
Tom Zachystal
  

  How Immigrants Boost The German Economy, Drive Start-Up Culture


Articles - Germany

Foreigners are flocking to Germany in their thousands. In fact, the rate of immigration is now at its highest since the 90s. While much of the press surrounding this rather controversial topic may be negative, this influx is actually to thank for the country’s sharp economic growth, and in fact, Germany has come to rely on it. What with the ever-growing number of start-ups in Berlin and across the country, the term immigration is taking on a new meaning, and the future of Germany’s economy is all the brighter because of it.

“The new quality of immigration is a godsend,” CDU Minister Ursula von der Leyen professed back in 2013. “It helps our country, making it younger, more creative, and more international. Everyone benefits.”   more ...

  A Guide To Employment Laws In Germany


Articles - Germany

Employment laws serve to regulate relations between the employer and employees. In Germany, the law makes it compulsory for employees to have written contracts with their employer. The employee’s salary, benefits, starting date and other such conditions must be included in the contract. A different type of contract is the limited term employment contract, which is used when employment is limited to a specified shorter term, such as when the job is a project. Employers can enter into any of these contracts for up to two years without restrictions. Probationary periods can last up to 6 months and employees must receive at least two weeks’ notice before employment is terminated during this period.   more ...

  Germany – Five Recommended Expat Blogs


Articles - Germany

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Germany and some of the bloggers who write about living there.

The Erlangen Expat
https://theerlangenexpat.wordpress.com

A blog that ranges across a wide variety of topics useful to new expats, The Erlangen Expat discusses life in Bavaria. The various sections accessible from the main menu at the top of the site will provide useful insights into different areas of expat life: 'Learning German' takes you through the different ways of learning the language, from short courses to language schools to smartphone apps.   more ...

  Questions You Need To Ask Yourself Before Moving To Germany


Articles - Germany

Expats in Germany will find that life in this cosmopolitan and inventive society is anything but dull. Germany is a highly modernized nation with a rich heritage and great regional diversity. But whether you are moving to Germany for a new job, retirement or personal reasons, the following questions will help you determine if you are making the right decision at the right time.

Is it affordable?
Making such a big move is exciting, but you need to consider practical matters such as your financial situation. Will you be able to afford the move and daily life in Germany thereafter? The cost of living in Germany is considered high, especially in the major cities.   more ...

  5 Good Reasons You Should Move To Germany (And 1 Reason You Shouldn't!)


Articles - Germany

Germany has consistently placed high in expat polls and is considered to be one of the best places in the world for expats. It has a strong economy, very low crime rates, and a stable political system. It is normal for expats to feel safer in their home countries, but in a recent expat poll, 80 per cent of the participants actually felt safer in Germany than in their home country. Here are five reasons why you should move to Germany.

1. Excellent Public Transport System

Germany’s public transport is a comprehensive and efficient system where even smaller towns are well connected. The public transport system includes buses, trains and trams.   more ...

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