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Quarter of a million students descend on Germany

Over 300,000 students making their way to Germany

Most of the incoming 300,000 students prefer not to leave the country once they have finished their studies. For Education Minister Johanna Wanka the reality in Germany is certainly "better than the reputation".

Germany is becoming more attractive to foreign students, with nowadays more than 300,000 of the 2.6 million students in Germany hailing from other countries. No tuition fees, more job opportunities and technological development are the main reasons for the increasing number of foreign students in the country, according to Education Minister Johanna Wanka.

There are already in place some measures to ensure Germany continues to be a...

Ukrainian majority want a single state

Statista chart shows the results of the poll conducted by Pew Research Center
According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center and published by Statista, the Statistics portal, an overwhelming majority of Ukrainians...

Republican Shenanigans, it's Democracy Stupid!

GOP has a reputation to maintain
Carl von Clausewitz, a German soldier, once said, "War is politics by other means." But many in the United States (US) today feel that the Republican...

As Syrian conflict continues, neighbors become increasingly involved

No end in sight to Syrian conflict
As the Syrian conflict continues to rage, international tension in the region is reaching yet another high point. Israel has been accused of actively...

French German Relations Under Strain

France and Germany, whose relationship lies at the core of the EU, have seen fraying diplomatic ties recently as policy differences between Chancellor...

FDP Calls for More Security Following Boston Bombings

Once again a terroristic attack on American soil draws consequences around the world. Following the wake of the recent Boston bombings, which cost...

Looking Back and Forth at Cyprus

As the Eurozone crisis widened to include Cyprus, it revealed Europe is not out of the woods yet. Russia was quick to respond, though efforts did not...

Germany's first minimum wage - 8.50 Eur

Finally, a minimum wage for Germany
Germany's first ever legislation for a minimum wage has been set by Chancellor Angela Merkel at 8.50 euros an hour (£7; $11.75).  The law will come...

Germany leads the way in Syrian refugee resettlement

Germany first in Syria refugees resettlement
In the free world there exists a tradition on welcoming refugees from war, revolutions or civil conflicts. The Syria Civil War has produced 2,5...

Pakistan goes to key elections

Pakistan elections can be violent affairs
For the first time in Pakistan's 66-year-history, the South Asian nation which is a key ally in the US war on terror, goes to the polls to replace one...

Bavarian parliament under pressure to cease nepotism

The Bavarian State Parliament is turning up the pressure on those accused of nepotism within the government branch. Barbara Stamm has called for the...

A vote for emigrants?

The right to vote is the fundamental tenet of democracy. Through one's ballot, a citizen is transformed into a politically relevant force. He or she...

Germans and Climate Change

With its Energiewende (energy transition) Germany has, in the last decade, advanced policy initiatives that have shaken up the energy sector, and this...

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