A joint article by Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Economics Minister Gabriel advocating a European asylum system based on the principle of solidarity. Published in the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung” on August 23, 2015.
Ten-Point Plan for a European Refugee Policy Response
As the US economy continues to grow - 3.7 percent in the second quarter of 2015 – so does its foreign trade. New data from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) shows that the US is importing more goods from Germany than ever before.
Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed French President François Holland and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to Berlin on August 24 to discuss progress on the implementation of the Minsk Agreement in Eastern Ukraine. President Poroshenko also met with Federal President Gauck at Bellvue Palace.
German Ambassador Peter Wittig will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 5. This is his first trip to Cincinnati as Ambassador.
Ceremonial First Pitch
The second half of 2015 is predicted to be a strong one for the Germany economy, according to the Bundesbank, Germany's central bank. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the German economy grew by 0.4 percent in the second quarter 2015.
Second Quarter Growth
A 34-acre stretch of land along the German-French border was repurposed to support a surprising clientele: big cats. The former site of Maßweiler Army Base will now be home to up to six tigers.
Tierart Big Cat Sanctuary
In an interview with the German Sunday newspaper Bild am Sonntag, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke about Europe’s refugee policies, the situation in Syria and the latest developments in Turkey and Ukraine.
Steinmeier in Bild am Sonntag
Every year in late summer, one can see the eager and proud faces of first-graders standing in front of their primary schools in Germany, happily holding their colorful Schultüten, or candy cones, which are filled to the brim with sweets and little gifts.
Candy Cone Tradition
What do you do when you find yourself in an awkward situation that you caused? Well, you would probably try to find an explanation for your actions, but it might not be so easy. And Germans have a special word for this type of emergency: Erklärungsnot!
Word of the Week