Germany's economy is suffering from a shortage of skilled workers, so the government wants to ease restrictions on them coming from abroad. For example, qualified workers would simply have to show a contract for a job to be granted a work permit.
A shortage of qualified staff to work in German care homes has prompted a visit to Mexico by Health Minister Jens Spahn. A speedy visa process is one of the perks being offered to lure skilled workers.
Climate change has increased global water security issues and made society more vulnerable to natural disasters, according to a new report. International efforts are necessary to curb the most devastating effects.
While the United States took the top spot, Germany came in second as the largest single destination for migrants. Although humanitarian migration has significantly dropped, family and labor migration are on the rise.
How big is the shortage of qualified workers in Germany really? In some industries, the line of job seekers is running low. In many others, the problems are not as they seem and are often homemade.
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