1. Gauck and Obama in the Oval Office on October 7 President Gauck and President Obama Meet at White House
  2. Celebrating 25 Years of German Unity
  3. German-American Friendship President Obama on German-American Day 2015
Gauck and Obama in the Oval Office on October 7

President Gauck and President Obama Meet at White House

Federal President Gauck met with President Obama and Vice President Biden in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, where the main topics were transatlantic relations, German-US friendship and common political and economic goals. "Freedom is our shared bond," Federal President Gauck had said Tuesday in Philadelphia.

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.

German-American Friendship

President Obama on German-American Day 2015

"In the 70 years since the end of World War II and the quarter century since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Americans and Germans have inspired each other and worked to address key challenges that affect the world we share," US President Obama said in his proclamation on German-American Day 2015.

Federal President Gauck

Federal President Gauck: Necessary to Achieve Inner Unity Again

Speaking at the national celebration of the Day of German Unity in Frankfurt, Gauck encouraged Germans to use the experiences of 25 years ago as a bridge for considering the present challenges of the refugee crisis.

Kreis Resident Officers

Kreis Resident Officers Receive German-American Friendship Award

A group of Kreis Resident Officers received the German-American Friendship Award in a ceremony held at the residence of Ambassador Peter Wittig. Emerson Brown, Robert Hennemeyer and Stanley Schiff received their awards on September 29 for their help in rebuilding Germany after World War II.

 Ludwig-Maximilian University

Three German Universities Among Top 50

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the 2016 academic year have been released and three German universities have made it to the top of the list. Ludwig Maximilian University, Heidelberg University and Humboldt University were all ranked among the top 50 schools in the world.

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.

Rescue at sea

EU Renames Mediterranean Mission After Baby Born on Bundeswehr 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.


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.


Word of the Week: Schnarchnase

You've been staring at the ceiling for hours. Despite all your attempts, you just can't fall asleep - and you blame the Schnarchnase beside you for that!


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Celebrating 25 Years of German Unity

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