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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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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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Flowerpower bouncers block foreigners

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Kept out of Flowerpower by bouncers. (Photo: public domain)

I’d leave Flowerpower at daybreak, and never felt disrespected or unwelcome there as a foreigner. That is, until the wee hours of last Sunday.

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German elections: shadow-boxing in Sachsen

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It's no surprise that Dr. Frauke Petry will head the AfD's list of candidates for the German federal elections later this year, leaving her post as leader of the AfD in Sachsen. It may be of interest to know who is second on the list, and therefore a certainty for the Bundestag: Judge Jens Maier, charged with hate speech allegations. Photo: public domain

A story is brewing locally with possible national and international consequences.

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Saxony: the deadly cost of missed communication

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The unwillingness to keep a translator nearby and not providing linguistic support for callers reporting a crime (or a criminal’s whereabouts) demonstrate a lack of commitment to tackling the complex demands of living in a globalised city.

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Scavenger hunt in a real corn labyrinth

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The corn labyrinth in the Bennsdorf / Frohburgh area, view from a tower. (Photo: Ana Ribeiro)

It’s not often you find places like this so close to the city anymore.

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