• 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 15, 2017 | Germany.info | Handball Star Henning Fritz Asks: Can the Sport Make it in the USA?

    Henning Fritz (center) with members of the DC Diplomats handball team

    On a recent visit to the German Embassy Washington, Henning Fritz debated how to popularize the lighting-fast, high-scoring, physically demanding sport of handball with representatives of the Washington area’s premiere handball club: the DC Diplomats.

    Henning Fritz
  • 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
  • Jun 9, 2017 | Germany.info | Word of the Week: Reißverschlusssystem

    zipper system

    Germans have a reputation for being orderly. Even when traffic accumulates on German roads, there's a system in place to keep the order: the Reißverschlusssystem ("zipper system"). Make sure you know the meaning of this word before driving in Germany!

    Word of the Week
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