1. Foreign Minister Steinmeier at the Leaders' Summit on Refugees Addressing the Global Refugee Challenge
  2. EU Ambassador Wittig: EU is Up to the Task
  3. Frank-Walter Steinmeier unveils Germany’s campaign for a seat on the Security Council Germany seeks seat on the UN Security Council
Foreign Minister Steinmeier at the Leaders' Summit on Refugees

Addressing the Global Refugee Challenge

At the Leaders' Summit on Refugees in New York on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Steinmeier called for fairness in sharing the burden of taking in refugees and appealed to the international community to address the root causes of flight and migration.

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Ambassador Wittig: EU is Up to the Task

In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, Ambassador Wittig talks about the significance of the EU  summit in Bratislava and about the challenges ahead for the remaining 27 EU member states.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier unveils Germany’s campaign for a seat on the Security Council

Germany seeks seat on the UN Security Council

In New York, Frank-Walter Steinmeier announces an important future project of German foreign policy.

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Potential Bayer-Monsanto Merger Would Create New Giant

German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer announced on Wednesday that it has agreed to pay $66 billion for fellow leading farm supplier and seed company Monsanto.

Progression of Asylum Applications

Decline Of Immigrant-Related Crime In Germany

In regards to crime, the number of cases of immigrants to Germany committing crimes has fallen by 36% and cases of crimes between immigrants has also fallen by 22%.  Most of the crimes were related to petty theft and forgery. In comparison to other immigrant populations, those from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq had proportionally lower crime rates.

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Angelique Kerber Wins U.S. Open

Germany’s Angelique Kerber is the newest No.1 ranked female tennis player and winner of the U.S. Open. Her new grand slam title was a result of her match against Czech player Karolina Pliskova on Saturday at the US Open final in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Despite the heat and humidity of New York and falling behind early in the third, Kerber powered through to win 24 of the last 34 points.

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German Language Instruction For Refugees in Berlin

In the neighborhood of Spandau in August of 2015, a noticeable shift happened in the quiet corner of Berlin. Refugees were coming in by the day, especially into the capital. That was when Carola, a mother of two and long-time resident of Berlin, along with many others in the Berlin-Spandau, first reached out to the Federal Ministry for Migrants and Refugees (BAMF) to ask how she could help.

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Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

Chairperson-in-Office Foreign Minister Steinmeier

Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

Among the focuses of Germany's chairmanship of the OSCE in 2016 is continued crisis and conflict management in and around Ukraine and in the other unresolved conflicts in the OSCE area.

Spinnefeind

Word of the Week: Spinnefeind

A spinnefeind relationship is toxic! Even though this German word translates to "spider inimical", this type of antagonistic relationship is between creatures who have two legs and not eight!

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Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig

Peter Wittig is the German Ambassador to the United States.

Skills Initiative

Skills Initiative

The Skills Initiative works to introduce the German style dual training system in the US.

Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Learn more about the initiative and about German energy policy and the energy transition here.

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German Missions in the United States

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