1. President Obama and Federal President Gauck in Berlin in 2013 President Gauck: White House Meeting, Celebration of German Unity
  2. Celebrating 25 Years of German Unity
  3. Rescue at sea EU Renames Mediterranean Mission After Baby Born on German Ship
President Obama and Federal President Gauck in Berlin in 2013

President Gauck: White House Meeting, Celebration of German Unity

Federal President Gauck will begin his official visit to the United States on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of German unity in Philadelphia, known as the birthplace of American freedom. In DC, President Gauck will meet with US President Barack Obama at the White House.

Celebrating 25 Years of German Unity

This year Germany is celebrating 25 years of German Unity, an anniversary that would not have been possible without the steadfast support of our American friends. October 3 marks the day in 1990 when East and West Germany became one Federal Republic of Germany.

Rescue at sea

EU Renames Mediterranean Mission After Baby Born on German Ship

In Operation Sophia forces will be able to board, search, seize and divert vessels on the Mediterranean suspected of being used for human smuggling or trafficking. Baby Sophia was born to a Somali woman who had been rescued on the Mediterranean along with other migrants in August.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier

Agreement on Withdrawal of Weapons in Eastern Ukraine

"The withdrawal of weapons, finally agreed upon today, is an important step towards securing the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, which I very much welcome," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said on Tuesday.


Greater Recognition for Foreign Workers

New data from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) shows that more foreign professionals were recognized last year than ever before. Over 13,000 professionals with foreign certifications were accepted into the German workforce in 2014.

Visit to 9/11 Memorial

Chancellor Lays Wreath at 9/11 Memorial

Chancellor Merkel visited the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at New York's Ground Zero on September 27, guided by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Angela Merkel delivering a statement

Chancellor Merkel: "TTIP is a Fantastic Opportunity"

A free trade agreement between the EU and the USA is an indispensable foundation on which to build prosperity, growth and competitiveness in Germany and Europe. Chancellor Angela Merkel recently called for support for the transatlantic project.

Containervessel Hamburg

Germany Climbs One Spot Global Competitiveness Index

Germany advanced one spot in the World Economic Forum Global Competitive Index this year, reaching fourth place in the list of most competitive economies. The WEF report measures the health of an economy using indicators like unemployment rate, innovation, and foreign direct investment.

Joint Press Conference with Kerry and Steinmeier

Steinmeier & Kerry for New Initiative to End War in‪ Syria

Putting an end to the killing in Syria was a “political and moral duty,” Foreign Minister Steinmeier said after meeting with Secretary Kerry in Berlin on Sunday. They agreed that the only way to stop the civil war in Syria was to launch a new political and diplomatic initiative.

German Reunification

Unification Report: Most Citizens Pleased with Progress

In the quarter century since East and West Germany were reunified, the economic and social differences between the two regions has lessened every year. The Ministry for Economics and Energy investigates the unification process annually in the “State of German Unity” Report.

The Wolf

Wolf Conference in Wolfsburg

The return of the wolves has been celebrated not only by conservation groups, but also by average citizens. In a poll before the International Wolf Conference, 80 percent of respondents were pleased to hear the wolf population was growing.


Word of the Week: Laufmasche

A Laufmasche is a run in your stockings - the kind that can easily make your glamorous outfit look... well, less elegant, to say the least! A Laufmasche has the potential to ruin an entire outfit - and the worst part is that it can grow throughout the day.


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