"My heroes are the many volunteers in West Africa who are fighting for the life of each person infected," Foreign Minister Steinmeier wrote in Bild newspaper. "From Germany, the Red Cross, the Federal Agency for Technical Relief, the Bundeswehr and others are all doing their utmost."
Fighting Against Ebola
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Minister of Technology and Energy Sigmar Gabriel attended the National IT conference this week in Hamburg. Shortly before the event, 18 of Germany’s finest startup companies were announced as winners of the German Accelerator Award.
"In gaining parliamentary approval for a Shia interior minister and a Sunni defense minister, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has succeeded in forming an inclusive Iraqi government representing all major ethnic and religious groups."
New Iraqi Government
Germany has once again topped the Global Green Economy Index this year along with other northern European countries. According to the report, Germany is perceived as a true leader of the climate change movement. Many EU countries scored well in this portion of the Index, indicating that the EU as a whole is also considered a leader of climate policy.
Global Green Economy Index
During the weeks leading up to the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we will be posting the stories of our colleagues. We asked each of them one question: where were you when the wall came down? Here is Sabine Messerer's story.
German Ambassador Peter Wittig visited the Washington Hebrew Congregation (WHC) on Tuesday for the opening of a new exhibit on Jewish life in modern Germany. The exhibit encompasses 25 panels that tell the stories of Jewish authors, rabbis, entrepreneurs, students and community members who live in Germany today.
Jewish Life in Germany Today
Tuesday, October 28 - Saturday, November 1 - To celebrate the life and work of the author of children’s classics "Emil and the Detectives" and "Lottie and Lisa," the German Embassy and its partners present a week of Erich Kästner-themed events including the opening of a micro-museum, a program of lieder, an illustrated lecture and a film program.
Erich Kästner Days
When you were little, you might remember nagging your parents persistently to buy you something in a store. Germans would have called you a Quälgeist, which basically means "a pest."
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