"Shaping an interconnected world": That is the motto of Germany’s G20 Presidency in 2017. The highlight of the Presidency will be the leaders’ summit on July 7 and 8, 2017, in Hamburg.
G20 Presidency 2017
Considering the large number of expected decisions on asylum requests in 2017 and the associated increase in the number of people who will have to leave Germany, it is important that the requirement to leave is enforced, Interior Minister de Maizière said.
If given the chance to see into the future, most people would rather not know what life has in store for them, according to studies conducted by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and the University of Granada.
The period of time in which to submit an application ends this year on September 30, 2017. Members of the Soviet armed forces who were detained as prisoners of war by Germany during the Second World War in the period from June 22, 1941, to May 8, 1945, may apply for a one-time payment in the amount of 2,500 euros.
Prisoners of War - One-Time Payment to Former Soviet Prisoners of War
Special Envoy Dr. Margot Käßmann discussed how Germany is approaching the 2017 Reformation quincentennial in the present day context on Feb. 15 at a joint event of the German Historical Institute and the German Embassy in Washington, DC.
Germany is a country of film legends. In the 1920s, Berlin's famed Babelsberg studios was one of Hollywood's top competitors. Today, a new generation of filmmakers is winning international acclaim with smart takes on tough topics.
February 19th brought the 49th Biathlon World Championship to a close in Hochfilzen, Austria and with it eight medals will be taken home to Germany by native biathletes. These eight medals made Germany the highest medal winning country in the competition, with France taking home second overall and the Czech Republic team taking third.
Biathlon World Championships
With Valentine's Day behind us, let's take a look at a less romantic German word: Rosenkrieg, which means "war of the roses".
Word of the Week
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