"Our aim remains to contribute, within the scope of our possibilities, to bringing about an end to the fighting in Ukraine and to avoiding further bloodshed in future where at all possible," said Foreign Minister Steinmeier following a meeting with the foreign ministers of France, Russia and Ukraine.
Steinmeier on Ukraine
Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier travelled to Baghdad and Erbil for political talks. In northern Iraq he also met people who have fled from the ISIS terrorists. His aim was to see for himself the situation on the ground and to get an idea of just what help is needed.
Steinmeier in Iraq
The longlist for the German Book Prize was announced this week. The jury, which has been tirelessly debating the candidates for months now, nominated twenty novels for the prestigious list. By the beg...
German Book Prize
The wide majority of Germans (70 percent) agree with the European Union’s recent response of expanded sanctions against Russia, according to a new poll.
Germans Support Sanctions
The year to year analysis compiled by the Federal Statistical Office reveals a 1.1 percent increase in exports and a 2.1 increase in imports in June 2014. The increase is a positive sign for increased growth in 2014.
Increase in Imports and Exports
According to a study published by Ernst and Young consulting group, the Bundesliga is more commercially favorable than ever before going into the 2014/15 season. Around 88 percent of club managers are expecting profits to increase this year.
In the first half of 2014, renewable energy sources made up 28.5 percent of total electricity consumption in Germany. This is an almost 4-percent increase over last year and shows continued development in the renewable energy sector.
Green Energy Records
Are you a wacky wordsmith? A polished polyglot? A language lover? Then you are the perfect candidate to enter our latest contest! The Day of German Unity Contest is a caption contest. Each week on Monday, we will post a photo of the Berlin Wall and it is your job to write a caption for it.
With Oktoberfest just around the corner, German clothing company Wiesnkoenig is set to launch their first US store this week. US companies, too, are tapping into the German clothing market for Oktoberfest.
With four or more weeks of vacation per year, many German workers are out of the office during the summer months - especially in July and August, when schools are also closed. As a result, this time period is often referred to as the Sauregurkenzeit, which translates into "pickle time."
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