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  3. Germany.info Advent Calendar 2012 Welcome to the Germany.info Advent Calendar!

Merry Christmas From the Embassy!

Everyone here at the German Embassy is wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.


Steinmeier on Relations Between the USA and Cuba

"I share President Obama’s view that the dignity and self-determination of the Cuban people should be the yardstick of our policy on Cuba," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said. "The Cuban people can only stand to benefit from improved relations with the USA as well as with Europe."

Germany.info Advent Calendar 2012

Welcome to the Germany.info Advent Calendar!

Welcome to the Germany.info Advent Calendar. Open a new window each day though December 24 and discover games, German music, recipes, stories and crafts that we hope will bring a touch of German Christmas tradition to your holiday season. Enjoy!

Steinmeier arrives in Kiev

Showing Solidarity: Steinmeier in Kiev

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier travelled to Ukraine on December 19 for political consultations. During his trip, Steinmeier stressed the importance of the Ukraine Contact Group for the implementation of the Minsk Protocol.

Cabinet decision

Bundeswehr Soldiers to Train Forces Fighting Against ISIS

The German Bundeswehr is to train Iraqi and Kurdish security forces in Northern Iraq in support of the fight against the terrorist militants ISIS, under a plan adopted by the Federal Cabinet on the initiative  of Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Defense Minister von der Leyen.


Germany Ranked 5th in Digital Economy

For the second year in a row, Germany was ranked fifth and continues to improve, particularly in when it comes to training IT experts. It jumped from 6th to 4th in the world for STEM education and is also placed 6th for accessibility of high tech training.


Letters to Himmelpfort: German Kids Send Wish Lists to Santa

In Germany, plenty of children believe in Santa Claus - or the Weihnachtsmann, as they call him. And as the countdown to Christmas begins, they start writing their wish lists, asking Santa and his elves to bring them the new toys they've been dreaming of all year.


Economic Sentiment Skyrockets To Close Out 2014

Germany’s economy is closing out the year on a positive note, with economic and investor sentiment reaching the highest levels since May. After seven months of steady decline, the ZEW indicator of Economic jumped 23.4 points in December, settling at 34.9.

Pierce Brown

Embassy Sponsors YA Authors Trip To Germany

As part of its cultural outreach, the German Embassy sponsored a trip to Germany for authors in the YA genre. The trip included stops in Berlin, Dresden and Munich and meetings with publishers and German authors. The ultimate goal was to offer an impression of the modern German publishing world.

Ebola training in Würzburg

Germany's Contribution in the Fight Against Ebola

Germany is continuously expanding its assistance and support for the countries affected by the Ebola virus. The objective is to isolate Ebola, not the affected countries.

Group B

Women’s National Team Gears Up for World Cup

Women’s National Team coach Silvia Neid was in Canada last week to draw for the World Cup group stages. The team landed in Group B alongside Thailand, the Ivory Coast, and longtime rival Norway.


StreetPong Turns Waiting at Crosswalk into Playtime

In the city of Hildesheim in Lower Saxony, they have installed two small screens on each side of the street on which walkers can play Pong, the iconic video game from the 1970s. The opponent is the person waiting on the other side of the road, and the game goes on until the light turns green.


Word of the Week: Schrottwichteln

If you're American, you've probably heard of "Secret Santa" or "White Elephant" gift exchanges. In Germany, however, we have what's called Schrottwichteln, which basically means "the exchange of crap".


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