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Maternity protection and parental leave in Europe – What countries have the best conditions?

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Support services and claims for parental leave differ from country to country. Germany performs relatively poorly here – however, only at first glance.

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Pop-up money – Does it pay to invest in cryptocurrency?

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Bitcoin, XRP, and Co. – It was difficult to escape the hype about cryptocurrencies. New regularly reported on price explosions, young self-made millionaires, and high potential profits. In December 2017, Bitcoin…

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Retirement? No, thanks – working in old age

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Young, cheap and highly qualified – for a long time these were the typical requirements that most companies made of potential employees. Yet things seem to be gradually changing – increasingly often it is specifically…

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Cyber security – data protection for the next generation

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Not only Google and Facebook but almost all companies collect and store our data. This is necessary so that we can be provided with the products and services we want in the best possible way. For this reason, our data is…

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Green finance – sustainability in the financial sector?

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The financial sector and environmental protection – two terms that at first glance might seem to have little in common. Yet the theme of sustainability has long since been making inroads in the financial sector. "Green…

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Cash-free payments – Time to cash in on cash-free?

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From a technological perspective, cash has not been necessary for years. But Germans in particular love it. Hardly any other country pays as much with notes and coins: credit cards are only used for roughly 1 in 20…

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Invisible Absences - Working While Sick

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It is far from ideal for companies when employees are absent due to sickness. But is it better to turn up at work sick? What initially sounds like exemplary commitment is actually detrimental to all involved.

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E-Mobility - Will we be driving electronically in the future?

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E-mobility is currently one of the major trends in the environmental sector and is an important factor in implementing a climate-friendly and sustainable transport system. But what makes the technology so important?

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Financial Education? – No Such Thing

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Almost half of all European describe themselves as financially illiterate, according to the sobering result of an ING-DiBa study. The situation is especially dire in the UK and Germany, but there is a great need to catch…

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The tedious subject of base interest rates – The ECB and its financial policy

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In the middle of June, the European Central Bank announced that it would leave the base interest rate in the Euro zone at the record low of 0.0 %. There is no change in sight before the summer of 2019. With this relaxed…

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Digital health – How digitalization impacts the healthcare industry

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The trend towards digitalization is affecting all areas of life more and more. New technologies subsumed under the moniker of digital health are now also moving into the healthcare industry. But what does that mean?

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