Living together. Living better.

Living together.
Living better.

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

December 8, 2022 12:38 pm
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German citizenship is highly coveted because it guarantees many advantages; however, it is by no means easy to obtain. In fact, compared to the European average, Germany ranks rather low in the statistics. (Eurostat link). There are 10.7 million people with foreign citizenship in Germany, 5.7 million of whom have resided there for at least […]
December 2, 2022 12:13 pm
The sick note is a fundamental tool for workers to stand up for their own rights. In Germany, there are rules to manage the relationship between employer and employee; therefore, we would like to give
November 25, 2022 12:10 pm
The Hartz IV (or Arbeitslosengeld II) subsidy system will be replaced by the Bürgergeld as of January 2023. Since its election, the Ampelkoalition has been discussing and working on the draft of the
November 18, 2022 12:45 pm
On the 1st of November 2022, a job fair took place in Berlin during the Karrieretag (career day), an event where many companies come looking for new employees to fit into their workforce. We decided t
November 14, 2022 12:05 pm
Wohngeld in a nutshell The Wohngeld Plus is a reform of the previous Wohngeld, a subsidy thought for those who struggle to bear housing costs. The skyrocketing cost of living and the crisis that looms
November 9, 2022 12:18 pm
The Bürgergeld is a new social policy designed by the German government to curb the rising of unemployment. It is a sum of money destined to those who don’t have a job and are at risk of being marg
October 28, 2022 12:49 pm
Language is an essential instrument that appears to be strictly related to concepts of identity and self-determination. It is a cultural artifact resulting from contingent factors that vary according
October 21, 2022 10:56 am
Interest representation The KBV (Kassenärtzliche Bundesvereinigung) is a medical association that functions as mouthpiece for self-employed doctors and psychotherapists around Germany. While in other
October 14, 2022 8:52 am
The government is putting together an energy package for pensioners and workers with “Midijob” contracts, for which more than 65 billion euros are going to be allocated to face the rising cost of
September 14, 2022 9:56 am
Subsidies for energy costs are ready alsofor the unemployed, due to rising prices - payment dates have been set.
September 9, 2022 9:06 am
To start a business in Germany you simply have to be over 18 years old! It makes absolutely no difference whether you have experience or not, or whether you are a foreigner or a German citizen. Wheth
September 7, 2022 12:25 pm
Article 9 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany it's about the freedom of association.
August 17, 2022 1:40 pm
The flat-rate energy allowance decided by the government, amounting to 300 euros, will be paid out in September. However, there are still many questions for parents who have an employee contract, espe