Changes in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and ESTA
Please check the website of the German Federal Foreign Office to learn more about the recent changes to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and ESTA.
New Registration Guidelines now in place for Germany
Germany has implemented new registration rules for landlords and all individuals taking up residence in Germany, including foreign nationals.
New registration guidelines now in place for Germany [pdf, 205.13k]
The international film world sees him as Germany's most significant filmmaker after World War II. Now, an extensive new photo book looks at Rainer Werner Fassbinder's unique career and shows how his films worked.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
"The state should only take action where there is proof of involvement in criminal actions and not merely on the basis of suspected political leanings. It is also crucial that the state of emergency is limited to the absolutely necessary duration and then ended immediately."
Concerns over Turkey
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.
Germany’s candidacy on the Security Council
Under measures adopted at the recent NATO Warsaw Summit (July 8-9), Germany will lead one of four NATO battalions in Eastern Europe to be in place by next year.
NATO Battle Groups
The German Newspaper Jüdische Allgemeine is celebrating its 70th anniversary, marking a success story for a newspaper that has become a strong voice in Germany.
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.
A Schenkelklopfer is a simple, corny but effective joke that evokes serious laughter. The direct translation is "thigh slapper" but in English, the term "knee slapper" is a more commonly used equivalent. This type of joke is so funny that it may have listeners slapping their knees while laughing.
Word of the Week
When it comes to choosing a route, both hardcore cycle tourists and day-trippers seek the same kind of territory. They like to pedal through rural landscapes with rivers, lakes and views of the sea. We profile three routes that offer all of the above.