Tech may be the de facto language for many of Germany’s tech scaleups. But we’re sure more than a few Sifted readers will agree the language barrier is daunting when relocating. Completing forms in bureaucratic German — that not even Germans themselves can understand at times — is a key obstacle for foreigners seeking to move to the country.
So should Germany — Europe’s second biggest tech ecosystem — make English a second administrative language?
That’s a suggestion floated by politicians from one of Germany's governing parties to draw skilled workers from abroad and tackle the country's labour shortage, The Guardian reported on Friday.
The government wants to bring in 400k people to fill the gap — many of which, of course, are in IT.
Sifted took this question to Twitter yesterday — and received an overwhelming number of responses. Here are a few.