Housing allowance increase

The federal government has increased the housing allowance for the third time, so that two-person households can receive an increase of 70 euros. This was announced by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Home Affairs in a press release. The increase is every two years according to the rent level and consumer prices. It is there to ease housing allowance recipients. 650,000 households who have received housing allowance in the past or for the first time benefit from this. More information in the Ministry’s press release: https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/pressemitteilungen/DE/2021/03/wohngeldverordnung.html tun21061801 Stadt Tübingen. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL/Mostafa Elyasian. Latest information on Corona:… Read More

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We stick with the term “refugees”

The approximately 20 employees of tünews INTERNATIONAL expressed considerable unease about the term “refugees”. A workshop held in Bad Liebenzell from 6 to 8 December 2019 dealt with the future of the media project and the designation of the target group. The workshop in Bad Liebenzell was attended by members of the editorial staff who have come to Germany since 2015, four of them from Syria, one from Iraq, one from Iran and two from Afghanistan. The team also includes people who have lived in Germany for a long time but have additional roots in other countries, two in Iran,… Read More

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