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.
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.
Fight Against Ebola
"Respecting and promoting universal and indivisible human rights is an essential element of our policy – both at home and abroad," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said. Germany's Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Joachim Rücker, has just been elected President of the UN Human Rights Council for 2015.
International Human Rights Day
Welcome to the Germany.info Advent Calendar. Open a new window each day through December 24 and discover music, recipes, stories, crafts and even a few games that we hope will bring a touch of German Christmas tradition to your holiday season. Enjoy!
Germany.info Advent Calendar
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.
Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt was in the US this week for bilateral talks with his counterpart in the US Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack. A major goal for his visit was to open a dialogue with the USDA on TTIP.
Minister of Agriculture in the US
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.
Women's World Cup
Animal welfare is a core tenant of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture’s (BMEL) mission. In the second half of 2014, it has become a major topic of discussion in the realm of farm safety, international trade, and scientific advancement.
Animal Welfare Initiative
You've probably had it - or know what it is; Lebkuchen is a German delicacy commonly found at German-style Christmas markets, as well as other festivals and events. But do you know the origins of the word Lebkuchen? They can be traced back hundreds of years!
Word of the Week