Germany's become a magnet for immigrants, desperate to escape high unemployment and rising inequality. Unlike past generations, the new wave is giving German workers a run for their money: it's better educated and higly qualified.
Each year, tens of thousands more Germans are underemployed or have to take a second part-time job to make ends meet. Opposition politicians fear the state is subsidizing greedy employers.
Migrants from across the European Union have made a considerable contribution to economic growth in Europe's powerhouse, a fresh study by a leading German think tank reveals. But they don't always get the jobs they want.
Once a tech front-runner, Germany now faces the mammoth task of catching up with today's AI giants. Angela Merkel has launched a broad initiative to transform lagging digital infrastructure and paper-based bureaucracy.
Unemployment is at a historic low in Germany, but millions of people aren't earning enough to pay their bills or adequately heat their homes. The latest EU figures show poverty poses a greater risk to women.
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