Germany is facing an alarming shortage of qualified nurses in the geriatric care sector. The Economics Ministry is trying to attract personnel from Vietnam to train as nurses.
German clinics pay a finder's fee of up to €15,000 for the provision of caregivers from the Western Balkans. A thriving business — which critics say sometimes borders on human trafficking.
The EU has said the trade agreement would be the most ambitious the bloc has ever negotiated with a developing country. However, authoritarian Vietnam will still have to improve its labor and social standards.
Children still want to pursue traditional professions such as doctors, teachers, or police officers, according to a study. However, the authors not that these jobs may not exist in a future with more automation.
Prosecutors suspect foul play in tests on two types of diesel engines. The probe would make Mitsubishi the latest manufacturer in an ongoing set of scandals on emissions cheating.
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