How Germany ticks

Quick facts
13
million children

currently live in Germany.

6

is the usual age at which kids start school.

18

is the age of legal majority.

70
percent

of the children have married parents.

26
percent

have no siblings.

19
percent

grow up with a single parent.

40
percent

of children under five come from a migrant background.

Snapshot
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas reports about plans for a "European crisis prevention centre" in Berlin.
Quiz

Germany and France

Deutsch-Französische Beziehung
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    Freundschaft: Unterschriebener Elyseé-Vertrag
    What is the idea behind the treaty of friendship between France and Germany?
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      Elyseé-Vertragspartner: Charles de Gaulle und Konrad Adenauer
      Which duo played a pivotal role in the signing of the Élysée Treaty?
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        Ländertreffen: TGV und ICE passieren eine Brücke
        How long does it take to get from Frankfurt/Main to Paris by highspeed train?
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          Verbunden: die Mosel mündet bei Koblenz in den Rhein
          Which two rivers are border rivers between Germany and France?
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            Besiegelt: Frankreich und Deutschland unterzeichnen den Elyseé-Vertrag
            When was the Treaty signed?
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            Working in Germany

            Working in Germany

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            Working in Germany

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