Only with measles vaccination in school or kindergarten

Children attending kindergarten or school in Germany must be vaccinated against measles. This results from the Measles Protection Act, which came into force in 2020. The vaccination requirement also applies to teachers, educators, medical personnel or daycare workers born after 1970. Refugees living in collective accommodation must also provide proof of measles vaccination after four weeks, the Federal Ministry of…

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Tips for the pitfalls of everyday life

From opening an account to locksmiths: The consumer advice center has summarized information for refugees on twelve areas of life in several languages. The non-profit association has published the details on the website of its federal association. In addition to texts in English, Arabic, Turkish and Farsi, there are also some translations into Ukrainian and Russian. The information is intended…

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tünews INTERNATIONAL: Almost like the FAZ for refugees

By Wolfgang Sannwald “So this is practically a national newspaper, like the FAZ.” Baden-Württemberg’s Minister President Winfried Kretschmann did not shy away from big names during his editorial visit to tünews INTERNATIONAL on 16 August 2022, drawing a comparison with the renowned German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. With so much flattery, I could only smile: “Yes, exactly the right comparison, Mr…

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Current Judgments on Identity Clarification

If refugees don’t have valid passports, it is usually difficult to clarify their identity when a residence permit or settlement permit is issued. In two judgments issued this year, German administrative courts upheld refugees’ claims and ordered the competent foreign authorities to grant them residence rights. These cases are reported by the Refugee Council of Baden-Württemberg in its newsletter (e-mail…

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Zakat—the obligatory donation in Islam

By Oula Mahfouz Paying Zakat to the needy is an Islamic religious obligation. The rules of zakat are derived directly from the Quran. Muslims who live in Germany after fleeing from war and following the Quran rules also practice this duty for God and a right for the poor. Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam. Therefore, failing…

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Quick help from the Internet: The Germany4Ukraine website

Germany4Ukraine is the German government’s central portal for supporting refugees from Ukraine. Here you can find answers to the most important questions. In addition to the website, there is also a Germany4Ukraine app. The platform helps people find their way around Germany: It offers Ukrainians an up-to-date overview of entry, registration, medical care, social support, accommodation and residence. Information is…

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Abortion in Germany

In Germany, abortion is punishable for all parties involved under Section 218 of the Criminal Code (StGB). However, there are the following exemptions from punishment: The women concerned attend counselling at a recognised counselling centre. Another exception applies if there is medical evidence (indication) of a strong danger to physical or mental health. Another important reason is if the pregnancy…

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The minimum wage rises to twelve euros

More than six million people— that is 22 per cent of all employees—in Germany will get more money: the statutory minimum wage per hour will be twelve euros from 1 October—a good ten per cent more than the previously applicable 10.45 euros. In addition, the earnings threshold for mini-jobbers will rise to 520 euros. More at https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/suche/12-euro-mindestlohn-2006858 tun22091303 www.tuenews.de Die…

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Refugees with Swabian totally there

“Nothing is more surprising than hearing a dialect spoken by a migrant.” This is how Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann responded when he was asked if he recommended that refugees learn Swabian during his visit to the editorial team of tünews INTERNATIONAL on August 16, 2022, in the Tübingen district office. Kretschmann narrated his own experiences as a child of a…

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Rights and obligations: the German constitution

The Basic Law has regulated the coexistence of people in Germany since 1949. The constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany since reunification in 1990 has also applied to the federal states of the former German Democratic Republic. The Basic Law regulates not only the rights but also the duties of all people in Germany. Moreover, The Federal Office for…

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