"Rent a Retiree” is an online platform that serves as a job portal for people over age 50. The jobs on offer range from gardening work to home renovations to financial advising.
Germany is home to some 21 million retirees. About 16 percent of them face the threat of poverty - and their numbers are rising. Proposed solutions range from handing out a few extra euros to full-scale revolution.
Germany is one of the world’s strongest economies but it’s also grappling with increasing poverty and inequality. Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda went to Bremen, one of the country’s poorest regions, to find out more.
A bill aims to drastically renovate the site where Hitler was born and stop neo-Nazis from visiting. But not everyone supports a demolition of the property as currently planned.
German food banks are increasingly overstretched as demand rises. The number of pantries rose sharply after the Hartz IV reductions to unemployment benefit plans were implemented in 2005.
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