Jens Philippi runs a small plant nursery in Saarbrücken, and has made it policy to hire staff members with disabilities. In recognition of his work, he’s now won an award from the state of Saarland.
A residence meant to "serve the people of Cologne" is being used by a multinational company for vacation rentals. But cities with small budgets can face a monumental challenge fighting professional Airbnb landlords.
After a gardener was awarded $289 million for cancer he said was a result of exposure to Roundup weed killer, Monsanto still denies the health risks of glyphosate — in everything from kids' cereal to the air we breathe.
Angela Merkel's government has been criticized for failing to regulate the private care market, leaving the door open to off-the-books labor by health workers. There is also a major shortage of caregivers nationwide.
Working in Germany is a dream for many people from the poorer Balkan states. But the lengthy bureaucratic process to obtain a visa is making it impossible for some, and not all employers can wait.
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