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The importance of learning to say “no”

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When on the go, it may be hard to say "no."

There’s only so long you can kid yourself that going to crocheting classes on Tuesday nights is what you’re all about.

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Love, bureaucracy & despair in the city

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The city of Leipzig can breed equal parts love and despair for expats. (Photo: public domain)

Coming to Leipzig is rather easy – staying, not so much. A heartbreaking story involving an intercultural couple, unpaid pension fund fees and the Ausländerbehörde.

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UK citizen rights and Brexit: What now?

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UK citizens - what does Brexit mean for those living abroad? Time to get informed and take action. (Photo: public domain)

Wednesday, 16 May, you have the opportunity to find some answers to questions you’ve no doubt been asking as a Brit living in Germany. #Leipzig #Brexit #KeepCalmAndCarryOn

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Saving the historic Bockau Arch Bridge

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The Bockau Arch Bridge. Photo © Jason D. Smith

Saxony’s Bockau Arch Bridge, around since 1872, became the site of key events in German and European history. As a new bridge is put in place, the older structure is scheduled to be removed completely. The Friends of the Bockau Arch Bridge are asking for support to save this historic gem, with an important meeting with state parliament reps happening on 24 April.

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Capturing Torpus & The Art Directors

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Hamburg quintet Torpus & The Art Directors gave a “very musically rich” performance at Leipzig’s WERK 2 earlier this month, and Erik Braga was there to listen, photograph and write.

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Local business built on hiring internationals

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Scott Galvão (left), Anja Galvão and Eduard Gerristen, founders and heads of InterCultural Elements, in Stötteritz. (Photo: Sonia Blade, www.soniablade.com)

InterCultural Elements owes a lot of its success to its diversity. The more nationalities represented among its staff, the better for business.

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