1. Negotiations in Vienna Negotiations on Iranian Nuclear Program Extended
  2. Bern Art Museum Agreement on Handling of Gurlitt Bequest
  3. Meetings in Moscow Steinmeier Visits Kyiv and Moscow for Talks on Ukraine
Negotiations in Vienna

Negotiations on Iranian Nuclear Program Extended

"We must make sure to seize the momentum that we have experienced here in Vienna," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said on November 24 after numerous rounds of negotiations in various formats. "We may not rest on our laurels, but must continue to negotiate just as consistently and intensively in the coming days and weeks."

Bern Art Museum

Agreement on Handling of Gurlitt Bequest

The Bern Art Museum in Switzerland has agreed to accept the Gurlitt bequest, but the task force set up by the Federal Government and the State of Bavaria will continue to investigate suspected Nazi-looted art in the bequest.

Meetings in Moscow

Steinmeier Visits Kyiv and Moscow for Talks on Ukraine

During his talks in Kyiv and Moscow on Tuesday, November 18, Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier called for a de‑escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. In light of the latest escalation, he urged both sides to uphold the Minsk Protocol on a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.


The Embassy and all Consulates General will be closed on Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.


Business Climate Brightens

For the first time in seven months, the Ifo Business Climate Index has recorded a positive change. The barometer grew by 1.5 points in November after six months of slight, but steady, decline.

Skills Initiative

The Skills Initiative Makes a Stop in Licking County, Ohio

The Head of the Economic Section at the German Embassy, Hendrik Barkeling visited Ohio last week on the invitation of city and county officials. His visit was part of the Skills Initiative Campaign, which facilitates the development of skills training programs in the US.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier

Foreign Minister Steinmeier Condemns Fatal Attack in a Synagogue in Jerusalem

"That places of worship can be the scene of fatal attacks on innocent worshippers is a terrible transgression in an already extremely tense situation," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said of the attacks on worshippers in Jerusalem.

G20 summit in Australia

G20 Summit: Stimulus for Global Economy

In Brisbane, the G20 heads of state and government have agreed on a package of measures to boost economic growth and improve climate protection. Chancellor Merkel reported on "extraordinarily exciting" and productive discussions about the economy, trade, financial market regulation, as well as climate and energy.


Businesses Voice Support for TTIP

Business leaders on both sides of the Atlantic have spoken out in recent weeks in support of the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. TTIP negotiations are ongoing. The next scheduled meeting will take place in Brussels in December.

Fans cheer for Germany in the 2014 World Cup

Germany Tops Nations Brand Index

After a gap of six years, Germany is again top of the Nation Brands Index, which assesses the international reputation of 50 states – their attractiveness in various categories such as economy, quality of living or culture.

Bundeswehr in Senegal

Bundeswehr, Aid Organizations Helping Fight Ebola in West Africa

The Bundeswehr airlift from Senegal is one important part of Germany’s efforts to help treat those in West Africa infected with the virus and prevent its further spread. Walter Lindner, Germany’s Special Representative for the fight against Ebola, has traveled to the region to assess the situation and to coordinate Germany’s efforts.


Record-Breaking Michelin Star Count for Germany

The German restaurant industry was recently honored with 282 Michelin stars for 2015. Germany is second only to France in terms of three-starred Michelin restaurants. Experts point to young, innovative chefs as a reason for the increase.


Word of the Week: Sauwetter

Look outside, what do you see? If it's grey, rainy and cold, you're experiencing what Germans would call Sauwetter - a term for lousy weather! Directly translated, however, Sauwetter means "pig weather". Cloudy with a chance of... pigs? Not exactly.


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