Germany’s labor force logged a total of 58.4 billion working hours in 2014, a sign of a continually bright labor market. BMW alone has announced the establishment of 8,000 new jobs in Germany and other major manufacturers are also expected to hire more workers.
The German Bundestag voted by a wide margin to approve the extension of the Eurozone financial assistance program for Greece. The extension gives Greece four more months to successfully complete the program.
Assistance Program for Greece
The German Bundeswehr is currently preparing another delivery of military equipment and supplies in the non-lethal category to assist Kurdish forces in northern Iraq in the fight against ISIS.
Equipment and Training
Funding for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program has been cut, which has sparked many alumni to speak out about what their exchange experience meant to them. Using the hashtag #saveCBYX, alumni called for continued funding for the program.
In honor of Women’s History Month, the German Embassy wants to highlight women in Germany who have paved the way for equality. Here is the story of Maria Göppert-Mayer, a Nobel Prize winning physicist from Göttingen.
"We, the four Ministers call for the strict implementation of all provisions of the Minsk agreements starting from a comprehensive ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons."
Ministerial Meeting on Ukraine in Paris
The hot dog: a delicious and convenient meal often found at sporting events, late-night eateries and the food carts on the streets of New York. But this "All-American" treat has origins in Europe and is a variation of the German "Frankfurter".
Hot Dog Origins
Today, twenty-five years after a peaceful revolution removed the artificial boundary and led to the unification of Europe, a movement is underway along the former Iron Curtain—in the form of chromium steel, titanium, and spandex.
While being called Tarzan is usually a compliment, being referred to as a Spargeltarzan is much less flattering. Literally translated, it means "asparagus-Tarzan". And no one wants to look like a stalk of asparagus!
Word of the Week