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Over 100k Foreigners Gave Up Their Citizenship to Become German Passport Holders in 2020

The German population has grown by 109,880 new German citizens through naturalization in 2020, data by Destatis, which is the Federal Statistical Office, show.   The largest group of new German citizens by former citizenship are Turkish nationals, 11630 of whom became German nationals, followed by Syrians (6,700), and then to European Union Member States …

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Germany Lost €161 Billion Due to Travel & Tourism Restrictions Imposed Last Year

A total of €161 billion financial loss and 46.9 percent decrease in contribution to GDP in Germany’s travel and tourism sector last year have resulted from the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak, due to which international travel has frozen for over 13 months now, causing a devastating situation for this sector, among others. In addition, the crisis …

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Germany Closes Half of Its Borders in a Bid to Curb Coronavirus

The Federal German Minister of Interior Horst Seehofer has decided to reintroduce border controls in at the checkpoints with five other Schengen countries, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg and Denmark in a bid to fight a further spread of the novel CVOID-19. The decision was taken on Sunday and started implementing on Monday at 8 am. …

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China Rejects Visas to German MPs Over Human Rights Criticism

Critical statements over China’s human rights issues have cost to two groups of German lawmakers with their visas. According to the Bundestag, the German Parliament, its human rights committee has been denied entry to Beijing, Tibet and the western region of Xinjiang. At the same time the digital affairs committee has annulled a scheduled trip …

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Germany Remains Top Favorite for EU Blue Card Applicants

Germany Remains Top Favorite for EU Blue Card Applicants

Despite an overall continuously increasing number of EU Blue Card applications since the program was introduced six years ago, Germany is still the top favorite country for highly skilled migrants. A report published recently by Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) shows that Germany has issued 85% of the total number of Blue …

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German Passport Holders Can Now Travel to Uzbekistan Visa-Free

Tourists from Germany can now enter Uzbekistan without the need to obtain a visa prior to their trip. On January 15, Germany moves to the Uzbekistan visa-exempt countries and thus joins several other world countries. Previously, the visa free regime for Germany was set to come into force on January 1, which was later postponed …

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Germany to relax immigration laws to fill skilled labor gaps

The German Interior, Labour and Economy ministries have agreed to facilitate the process of getting a job and moving to Germany for skilled workers. The idea behind the move is to fill job shortages in the largest European economy. According to the Federal Labour Office, currently 1.2 million jobs remain unfilled in the Federal Republic …

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German Parliament Extends Bill on Refugee Family Reunification

The German parliament has voted pro the lifting of the suspension of family reunification for migrants with subsidiary status. The bill, which foresees the lifting of the ban on August 1, passed after a heated debate among all parties, with 376 of the German Bundestag members voting pro and the 248 others against. The moratorium permits …

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Around 5 Times Less Asylum Seekers in Germany in 2017 Compared to 2015

The number of asylum-seekers coming to Germany is the lowest in last three years, annual statistics released by the Interior Ministry of Germany show. The number has fallen by 66% year-on-year, meaning that almost 5 times less people have sought asylum in Germany in 2017 compared to 2015. While in 2015 the Federal Republic of …

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