• Jun 21, 2017 | Germany.info | Word of the Week: Gänsefüßchen


    If you're a writer, you use Gänsefüßchen ("little geese feet") all the time. But this colloquial word means nothing what it sounds like.

    Word of the Week
  • Jun 21, 2017 | Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure | Ethics Commission Creates World's First Initial Guidelines For Autonomous Vehicles

    Autonomous driving

    The ethics commission on automated and networked driving has developed initial guidelines for policymakers and legislators, permitting automated driving systems, but, with a view to safety, human dignity, personal freedom of choice and data autonomy, setting special requirements.

    Autonomous Vehicles
  • Jun 16, 2017 | Germany.info | Word of the Week: Schwarzmalerei


    There are two types of people in this world: optimists and pessimists. And pessimists tend to paint the world black - according to this German word.

    Word of the Week
  • Jun 16, 2017 | Germany.info | Helmut Kohl, Chancellor Who Reunited a Divided Germany, Dies at 87

    Helmut Kohl

    Helmut Kohl, known as the Chancellor of Unity for his leadership during the fall of the Berlin Wall and the peaceful unification of Germany, passed away on June 16, 2017 at the age of 87. Kohl is Germany’s longest-serving head of government, serving as Federal Chancellor for more than 16 years, from 1982 to 1998.

    Helmut Kohl
  • Jun 14, 2017 | Bundesregierung | Recognition of Foreign Qualifications Drives Employment

    Nursing staff

    Nine out of every ten immigrants who have had their professional qualifications recognised in Germany are gainfully employed. The recognition procedure is paying off for businesses too, concludes a report now adopted by the Cabinet.

    Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
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