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Lawyer to take foreigners’ issues to Leipzig mayor

in My Leipzig/Society
Leipzig city center. Photo: maeshelle west-davies
Leipzig city center. Photo: maeshelle west-davies

A local-based lawyer will meet with Leipzig Mayor Burkhard Jung later this month to advocate for foreigners who, when trying to live and work locally, have faced obstacles from public administration.

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Brits warned: act now to avoid no-deal Brexit problems

in Glocal/Society
Brits have very little time to figure out how to secure their legal stay in the EU in case of a no-deal Brexit.
Brits have very little time to figure out how to secure their legal stay in the EU in case of a no-deal Brexit.

How ready are you for the looming deadline? Here are useful tips to prepare for the worst, while still hoping for the best.

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Venezuelans have rejected Maduro, even in Leipzig

in Opinion/Politics
Venezuelans protesting against Maduro. (Photo: Elsy Oviedo)
Venezuelans protesting against Maduro. (Photo: Elsy Oviedo)

The walls are closing in on Maduro from almost all sides. Perspective from a Leipzig-based Venezuelan political scientist.

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Open letter to Leipzig Mayor: problem hiring foreigners

in Business/My Leipzig/Society
Leipzig city center. (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)
Leipzig city center. (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)

“Years ago, we dismissed these experiences as isolated cases; however, we now have to admit that integrating qualified foreigners into the German labor market is undermined and sometimes even torpedoed by public authorities and lack of regulations.”

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Disney characters as English teaching assistants

in Leipzig tips/Society
Winnie the Pooh and friends. (Public domain photo)
Winnie the Pooh and friends. (Public domain photo)

Drawing upon the timeless appeal of Disney characters and their universe, inlingua Leipzig is combining real with digital teachers to reach a new generation of English learners.

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A Kenyan’s search for Afro-German connections

in Glocal/My Leipzig/Opinion/Society
The lilac-breasted roller, national bird of Kenya.
The lilac-breasted roller, national bird of Kenya.

“I like to see this journey as a form of reverse voluntourism. Instead of waiting for the white saviour, I opted to ease the burden by learning how to be my own saviour. Simple reciprocity, really.” New column: Leipzig and “Africa in Germany” through the eyes of a Kenyan female PhD candidate.

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