According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), 211.281 people have tested to be infected with the Covid 19 virus during the corona pandemic in Germany (as of August 4th). How many people in Germany have died from the coronavirus?
White sandy beaches full of shells or primeval forests full of rare plants – welcome to Germany’s national parks. They are accessible by train, bus or ship, and these modes of transport generate far lower emissions than planes or cars. Let us tell you what you need to know so that you can enjoy an environmentally friendly vacation and find unspoilt nature in Germany.
Whether it involves a tent or a caravan, camping is definitely en vogue this year. Many Germans love travelling with their tent or in a camper van, but the camping boom has reached unimagined heights in times of corona crisis. According to the Caravanning Industry Association (CIVD), 54,439 camper vans and caravans were registered in Germany during the first half of 2020; that is as many as in the whole of 2016.
In spring it looked as if we would only be able to travel in our own country during 2020. Meanwhile, however, EU borders have been re-opened – sometimes also for tourists from third countries.
Online translation services make everyday life easier and can prove a useful aid when it comes to complex topics in a foreign language, or simply to improve understanding. Together with partners, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) has developed a new translation tool. Created for Germany’s EU Council Presidency, the EU Council Presidency Translator translates texts, documents and websites between the 24 official languages of the European Union (EU). Professors Joseph van Genabith and Stephan Busemann are responsible for the project at the DFKI. They explain in our interview how the tool works – and why some amusing mix-ups happen from time to time.
Mr Löning, the federal government has just carried out a survey of human rights and social standards in German companies. It shows that only about 20 per cent fulfil the requirements. Does this result surprise you? No. My impression is that many brand companies, above all those trading on the stock market, and especially prominent companies, are taking the issue seriously. It’s more difficult for small and medium sized companies who often lack the resources. Nevertheless, I think that they too can fulfil the requirements.