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Informative blog for expats in Germany on health, social, family and work issues in English, Spanish and Italian.

October 21, 2021 8:52 am
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There are few days left to file the 2020 tax return. For millions of German residents, billing with the tax office is even more complicated than usual due to the pandemic. So, be careful not to make any serious mistake that can cost you a fortune. Here are the five most common ones.
October 18, 2021 4:55 pm
From October 1st 2021 patients with “public” health insurance will not have to pay for baby screening, hepatitis check and group therapy as the health insurance companies will cover the costs.
October 14, 2021 12:18 pm
On the dates of October 29th and 30th 2021 deGUT will offer its 37th Fair for German Founders and Entrepreneurs. This will be about what companies need for a good start and healthy growth.
October 11, 2021 4:23 pm
Not only the Überbrückungshilfe III Plus, but also the Neustarthilfe Plus has been extended for the months of October until December of the current year. This will bring joy to employers and employe
October 7, 2021 2:09 pm
The Federal Government is extending the “bridging aid” (Überbrückungshilfe) until September 30, 2021 as "Überbrückungshilfe III Plus". You can submit your application by October 31st 2021.
October 5, 2021 9:06 am
If you have not completed your tax return for the previous year, you should save the new submission deadline. Be careful, you do not have much time left.
September 30, 2021 9:35 am
If an employee becomes ill and unable to work, they will initially receive continued pay and later sick pay. However, the prerequisite is that they present a medical report if they are ill for more th
September 27, 2021 4:01 pm
Whether in the school canteen, the hospital kitchen or the university cafeteria - the plant-based cuisine offers a wide range of options for healthy, balanced and delicious nutrition.
September 23, 2021 1:07 pm
Many health insurance companies reimburse the costs of nutritional consults with experts, like nutritionists and dietologists, as these are recognised as preventive health care. It goes without saying
September 20, 2021 9:11 am
According to the BMELV (Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection) the nutrition plan for the first year of life of a baby is divided in three age groups based on nutritional and d
September 16, 2021 1:25 pm
Berlin is among the most vegan-friendly cities in the world and its university canteens, upon request of the students themselves, join the sustainable and cruelty-free movement. In fact, the novelty i
September 13, 2021 4:42 pm
From September 1st 2021 a new reform of the parental allowance (Elterngeld) has come into force and it brings good news for parents and future parents.
September 2, 2021 12:55 pm
The expression ‘organic food’ describes products grown or farmed in an eco-friendly manner. The popularity of such foods has been on the increase in the past years and the range of such goods offe