In Germany's health system, thousands of positions are left unfilled. So clinics and recruitment companies are increasingly looking for staff abroad, and they have set their sights also on Namibia. Is this a blessing or a curse for the country?
German police are investigating a nurse after allegedly finding a syringe containing morphine-laced breast milk in her locker. She is accused of administering the drug to five premature babies at a hospital in Ulm.
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.
Facing a shortage of recruits, authorities have reportedly had to "adapt" their standards for the current generation. The standards for the German language exam have allegedly been loosened to appeal to EU applicants.
Twelve men arrested in police raids last week are believed to have had concrete plans for attacking Muslims during prayers, a government spokesman says. Prosecutors say they wanted to create a civil-warlike situation.
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