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Amazon is looking for English speaking employees in Berlin and Germany

Google Campus, the Tech Crunch conference and more – Berlin’s startup scene is on the rise, attracting international talent from all over the world. N...

DB ticket controllers ripping off passengers?

Have you ever ridden on Germany’s public transport system without a ticket? Unlike many other public transport systems (especially the metros) you don...

Berlin-based venture capital Project A raised €180 million to invest in European...

With the highly-regarded TechCrunch Disrupt event coming to Berlin at the end of this year, it appears the capital’s startup culture is inching furthe...

Berlin and Germany greatly benefit from skilled workers from Eastern Europe

It’s a trend found all throughout Eastern Europe: highly skilled workers pack up and move west in search of higher wages and better opportunities. Fo...

Train traffic between Germany and China is booming

“Made in China”. I bet you can find more items in your home that have this phrase on it than one could count. In the 2000s logistics companies and pl...

Berlin’s Willy Brandt airport opening further delayed

Passengers hoping to fly from Berlin’s newest international airport in 2017 will very likely be disappointed. The Willy Brandt airport was set to open...

A new Silicon Valley? Google to open a “campus” in Kreuzberg

More good news for Berlin’s startup scene: Google is opening a “campus” to support entrepreneurs in Autumn 2017. Aptly named “Google Campus” the compa...
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Paulownia: the fastest growing trees in the world

On a plantation near Berlin, tens of thousands of Paulownia trees grow. Though they come from far away, in Germany they grow very well. Their wood has...

Berlin’s real estate prices: once cheap, now steep!

Looking for a cheap place in Berlin? Ten years ago, that may have been an easy feat. But now, Berlin’s housing crisis is becoming a real problem. Sinc...
DDR-Rennradlegende Volker Tabaczek (56) lebte bislang im Dachstübchen seiner Schwiegereltern im Berliner Randgebiet und wurde seit 2014 bis anfang 2016 vier Mal wegen Schulden zum Beispiel in Höhe von 20.000 Euro zur Abgabe der Eidesstattlichen Versicherung über Vermögenslosigkeit aufgefordert. Plötzlich kommt er als reicher Onkel aus Amerika daher und will neben der 25 Jahre alten kleinen Seebrücke in Deutschlands größtem Ostseebad Kühlungsborn eine zweite Seebrücke der Superlative mit Schwimmbad, Geschäften, Unterwasserrestaurant und Aquarien für 38 Millionen Euro bauen. Und das, obwohl der BGH dem Investor schon 2008 beschieden hat, dass Tabaczek „in einer Scheinwelt lebend sich selbst als seriöser Finanzberater betrachtete“, Aktenzeiche 5 StR 96/08 (Foto: Wikipedia/AlterWolf49-Eigenes Werk/ CC BY--SA 3.0)

Where is the pier of Volker Tabaczek in Kühlungsborn now?

How nice was the story of the rich uncle from America, who wanted to build a gigantic pier – equipped with shops, restaurants and much more – in Germa...

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