Germans ‘trust cleaner more than their doctor’


Germans are more likely to trust their cleaner than their neighbors, doctor or colleagues,  Germans are more likely to trust their cleaner than their neighbor, doctor or colleagues, a survey released on Monday revealed. Forty percent of those asked by opinion pollsters Forsa said that they would trust their cleaning staff to be alone in theirContinue reading “Germans ‘trust cleaner more than their doctor’”

‘Working hours in Spain are too long’


Spain moves to a different rhythm to the rest of Europe with people working, eating and going to bed later than anywhere else. In The Local’s latest opinion piece, we ask whether its time for a change to the country’s habits. The siesta was apparently banned in Spain in autumn 2012, and not for theContinue reading “‘Working hours in Spain are too long’”

Europeans try their luck in Germany


As the financial crisis in Europe continues to put pressure on job-seekers, thousands of Greeks, Spaniards and Portuguese are coming to Germany – to escape economic problems in their native countries.   In Frankfurt, young Spanish academics apply for jobs at the Spanish language institute Instituto Cervantes. And at an association for Greek academics, founder GregoriusContinue reading “Europeans try their luck in Germany”

Buttondown Brits and Modest Americans beware: Naked Germans are wet and friendly


It’s enough to make some choke on their choc ice – a new survey shows that not only are plenty of Germans happy to go naked on the beach, a worryingly high proportion may even try to strike up conversation with other holidaymakers. State-siders, 98 percent of whom have never stripped off on the sand,Continue reading “Buttondown Brits and Modest Americans beware: Naked Germans are wet and friendly”