1. Memorial Flight 4U9525: German Government Reacts to Tragic News of Crash
  2. HANNOVER MESSE US Named Partner Country for Hannover Messe 2016
  3. Mathilde F. Anneke (1817–1884) Women in German History: Mathilde Franziska Anneke
Memorial

Flight 4U9525: German Government Reacts to Tragic News of Crash

Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her deep shock at the tragic news of the crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525. The flight, bound for Düsseldorf from Barcelona, was carrying 144 passengers and 6 crewmembers when it went down in the southern France on Tuesday morning.

HANNOVER MESSE

US Named Partner Country for Hannover Messe 2016

The US will be the partner country of the Hannover Messe in 2016. “Hannover Messe is of exceptional importance to the development of our transatlantic trade relations,” Ambassador Wittig said on the news.

Mathilde F. Anneke (1817–1884)

Women in German History: Mathilde Franziska Anneke

Before the Women’s Suffrage movements began in Europe and the United States, Mathilde Franziska Anneke pioneered social equality on both continents as a writer, revolutionary and educator, who fought  for equality and would later go on to influence the great women suffragists of the 19th century.

Steinmeier

Interview with Foreign Minister Steinmeier Following Plane Crash in Southern France

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke with the Passauer Neue Presse newspaper about the plane crash in southern France. "The news of this disaster has left us all in a state of shock," he said.

Foreign ministers meet on Iran

Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier Attends E3+1 Negotiations in London

Federal Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier met with his British, French and US counterparts, Philip Hammond, Laurent Fabius and John Kerry in London over the weekend to discuss the progress in the Iranian Nuclear talks. Negotiations for a comprehensive agreement are still ongoing. They will continue this week in Geneva.

Schäuble and Gabriel

2016 Budget: More Investment, No New Debt

On Wednesday, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel introduced the proposed budget plan for the coming years. More investments are expected in research and defense, but the debt will not increase.

Stabilization working group

Combatting ISIS: Working Group on Stabilization Meets in Berlin

"We need to secure stability in those areas that are already being freed from terrorists. Today is about ‘post-ISIL,’” Foreign Minister Steinmeier said on Wednesday at the first meeting of the working group.

Frankfurt

2015 Brings New Tests For German National Team

The German National Soccer Team convened for the first time this year this week in Frankfurt. Joachim Löw will remain coach and Bastian Schweisteiger has stepped up as captain of the team

John Kormann

John Kormann Receives German-American Friendship Award

The German Embassy has awarded John Kormann, a Kreis Resident Officer (KRO) assigned to Bavaria in the 1950s, with the German-American Friendship Award for his work in helping to rebuild post-war Germ...

International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) program

International Parliamentary Scholarship Applications Open

The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin to to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin.

Strohwitwe

Word of the Week: Strohwitwe

If someone calls themselves a Strohwitwe, they're probably feeling lonely. A "straw widow" is someone who has been temporarily left alone by her partner. The word Stroh means "straw" and Witwe means ...

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