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Opinion|German as a foreign language: An asset in a rapidly changing world

With around 100 million native speakers, the German language is currently the most widely spoken language in Europe. It is also an increasingly popular foreign language, in particular in the Middle East and South America. At present, millions of non-native speakers worldwide learn German. Among those, you will certainly find admirers of German literature and …

Dr. Cyrill Jean Nunn

Opinion| What German tourists love about Egypt?

The reasons for this popularity are obvious: Egypt is a varied country, offering everything from unique cultural heritage sites, to vibrant cities, diverse landscapes, and beaches – and not to forget, of course, the cordiality and hospitality of its people.

Dr. Cyrill Jean Nunn

First-time buyers crowded out of booming German housing market

With rising prices, a crowded rental market and low interest rates, it now makes sense to buy rather than rent a property. First-time home ownership is, however, falling because young people can’t afford it.Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper published two headlines side by side: "48% of households in Germany are now property owners," said one, …

Deutsche Welle

Freudenberg: A small German town but a big Instagram star

Pictures of Freudenberg’s snow-covered, 17th century houses have drawn fans from around the world, especially visitors from Japan. DW visited the German town to find out what it’s like living in a tourist attraction.After climbing the steep stairs to reach a hilltop overlooking Freudenberg, it's easy to see why tourists from around the world come …

Deutsche Welle

German arms industry threatens government with compensation claims

As German weapons exports dropped for a third consecutive year, a lobbyist has criticized Germany’s export policy as “unpredictable.” New figures show exports dropped sharply in 2018.Germany's weapons export policy has become "unpredictable," to the point where pan-European projects have become difficult to manage or have even been prevented, the head of the German Security …

Deutsche Welle

German unemployment rate dips below 5 percent

The jobless rate in Europe’s biggest economy fell to its lowest October level since German unification nearly three decades ago. But brisk job creation and robust growth threatens to boost inflation in the months ahead.Germany's nominal unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percent to 4.9 percent in October, as 53,000 people fewer were registered as unemployed compared …

Deutsche Welle

Ex-German football bosses' World Cup tax evasion trial canned

A German court has decided not to pursue a tax evasion case against three former DFB officials, including two former DFB presidents. They have been charged in connection with the awarding of the 2006 World Cup.A regional court in the German city of Frankfurt on Monday decided not to open proceedings against three former high-ranking …

Deutsche Welle

German government set to cut growth outlook

According to media reports, the German government will cut its forecasts for growth this year and next due to an increasingly tight labor market and risks associated with Brexit and global trade disputes.In an official growth report, due to be released on Thursday, the German government will revise down its 2018 growth forecast from 2.3 …

Deutsche Welle

German executives pin hopes on trade truce with US

Businesses in Germany have grown more optimistic again about their future economic outlook, a fresh monthly barometer by the Munich-based ifo think tank has shown. And that despite the US-China trade conflict.Confidence among German business leaders improved noticeably in August, the ifo economic institute found in its latest regular survey of 9,000 firms across Europe’s …

Deutsche Welle

Backlog of investment in German municipalities hits record high

While investment in German municipal infrastructure has been on the rise, it’s not keeping up with growing demand. Schools are hit particularly hard by the resulting backlog, a fresh study has shown.Researchers from Germany’s state-owned KfW development bank said Wednesday that the backlog of investment in the country’s municipalities had reached a new high of …

Deutsche Welle

German funds for Assiut’s new bridges worth €311m: ambassador

German Ambassador to Egypt Julius Georg Luy said that his country’s funds for Assiut’s new bridges project are estimated at €311m, representing about two thirds of the project’s total cost, which is worth €474m, according to a press statement from the embassy on Wednesday. The ambassador added that the majority of the German funds are …

Hagar Omran