The Federal Foreign Office will now host artists-in-residence at its headquarters in Berlin. Detlef Waschkau, a 54 year old artist from Hannover, was the self-proclaimed “pilot project” of the artist program.
Foreign Office Artist-in-Residence
The Cabinet has adopted the 2015 Climate Action Report. This report is published once a year by the German government to provide information about the implementation status of the Climate Action Program It is based on regular monitoring.
Climate Action Program
Germany stands shoulder to shoulder with France, Chancellor Merkel said in the wake of the horrific attacks. "We will fight by your side against those who have inflicted such inconceivable suffering on you."
Sympathy and Solidarity
The unassuming building of the German air force base at Dulles is marked only by a German flag and a brightly painted black, red, and gold guard house. A total of six soldiers are stationed at Dulles for the arrival of military and government aircraft and three are in charge of the planes.
German Air Force
For the first time, all relevant players came together in Vienna to discuss ways out of the brutal civil war in Syria. Those attending included Saudi Arabia and Iran as well as the UN veto powers, Germany and other states.
Syria Talks in Vienna
Across the United States, universities are bringing a piece of Germany to their campuses. By participating in this year's German Campus Weeks program, they are teaching students about German culture, politics and history through interactive activities such as German movie nights, essay contests, Oktoberfest celebrations, soccer games, panel discussions and exhibits.
Campus Weeks: 25 Years German Unity
Ambassador Wittig and the head of the Embassy defense Attaché, Brigadier General Dirk Backen, joined the Gold Band project this week at the Embassy. They yellow ribbons that will be sent overseas as a show of support for German troops.
Yellow Ribbon Project
EU leaders meeting on Sunday agreed on a 17-point plan of action, including opening 100,000 new spaces for temporary shelter and care along the Western Balkans route.
Western Balkans Migration Route
As the refugee crisis continues to unfold across Europe, support for the newcomers has poured in from an unlikely source: the soccer community. The German soccer community is not known for its political leanings, but when it comes to the refugee crisis, players, teams, and fans have stepped up to make the refugees feel welcome.
The English language occasionally adopts German words - and Wunderkind is one of them! The word Wunderkind translates to "wonder child" and it refers to a child prodigy or a very talented and successful person.
Word of the Week