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10 Reasons Why Companies Should Consider Investing In Germany

There are at least 10 good reasons why businesses should invest in Germany. For a start, Germany leads the world as an industrialised nation; it has a big market; it’s centrally located in Europe, even though it doesn’t have any of its own seaports.

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Is a Schengen Visa Valid for Germany?

If you would like to visit Germany for less than three months whether you intend to visit friends or family members or just for sightseeing, you may be required to get a Schengen visa.

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How to Measure a German Translator’s Accuracy

When assessing the accuracy in translation of a German translator several variables need to be considered when the assessment is taking place. These include the following:

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How to Find the German Translator that Works on Your Guidelines

Most modern businesses step outside of their comfort zone when they compete in the global marketplace, but this can’t happen unless the business communicates with accuracy and precision in the languages of customers. The sorts of information that requires translation are business documents that are required to run the business. This includes emails, marketing propaganda and contracts into many different languages.

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What are the Requirements for Visiting Germany as a Tourist?

German Tourist Visa Information

If you intend to visit Germany as a tourist the requirements to visit, including the length of time you are allowed to stay, will depend on your country of origin. Some citizens of countries aren’t required to get any visa to enter German for up to 90 days while those who are citizens of the E.U. or Schengen member countries don’t require any permission to enter Germany and there is no time limit on their stay.

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How Translation Services Help Immigrants in Germany

Over recent decades Germany has become a melting pot of different cultures. Some migration took place after World War 2 when migrants were needed to supply their skills to industry, while other migration has occurred as the European Union has grown. This has led to the less well-off members migrating to Germany and other affluent European Union countries to seek a better life.

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How to Apply For German Dual Citizenship

German citizenship is applied through jus sanguinis, or citizenship by descent. This is acquired when someone is born to a German parent anywhere in the world. All German citizens have the right to freedom of movement in countries that are members of the European Union as this is a right assigned to citizens of countries who are part of the EU / Schengen. Dual citizenship is not required to live and work as a German in an EU country.

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New Year’s Celebrations in Germany

Tuesday 1st January 2019 will be New Year’s Day in Germany. Its German translation is Neujahr or Neujahrstag. It is always a public holiday in Germany and is known in the Gregorian calendar as the 1st day of the New Year. Many people start the New Year between 31st December and January 1st at midnight when they put on a fireworks display and drink sparkling wine. Some people might present each other with gifts of 4 leaf clovers, which are viewed as symbols of good luck for the coming New Year.

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Christmas Traditions in Germany

Christmas in Germany has in recent decades become very commercial, with many retailers beginning to provide Christmas decorations and promotions as soon as September. There is without a doubt many similarities between Christmas traditions in both Germany and other EU countries but there are also some quite distinct differences as well.

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Weird and Wonderful Links Between English and German

English and German share a common origin. This means today there are some German words that are exactly the same as in English or more often nearly the same. The two languages are also quite distinct and bafflingly there are words that seem identical yet have different meanings!

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