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  2. Meetings in Moscow Steinmeier Visits Kyiv and Moscow for Talks on Ukraine
  3. G20 summit in Australia G20 Summit: Stimulus for Global Economy
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Steinmeier Condemns Fatal Attack in Synagogue in Jerusalem

"That places of worship can be the scene of fatal attacks on innocent worshippers is a terrible transgression in an already extremely tense situation," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said of the attacks on worshippers in Jerusalem.

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Steinmeier Visits Kyiv and Moscow for Talks on Ukraine

During his talks in Kyiv and Moscow on Tuesday, November 18, Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier called for a de‑escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. In light of the latest escalation, he urged both sides to uphold the Minsk Protocol on a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.

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G20 Summit: Stimulus for Global Economy

In Brisbane, the G20 heads of state and government have agreed on a package of measures to boost economic growth and improve climate protection. Chancellor Merkel reported on "extraordinarily exciting" and productive discussions about the economy, trade, financial market regulation, as well as climate and energy.

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Businesses Voice Support for TTIP

Business leaders on both sides of the Atlantic have spoken out in recent weeks in support of the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. TTIP negotiations are ongoing. The next scheduled meeting will take place in Brussels in December.

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Entrepreneur Week in Germany

This week, the world is celebrating one of its most valuable and limited resources: entrepreneurship. Global Entrepreneurship Week is an event that sheds light on those who push innovation to the limit to create the latest products and services. The German Ministry for Economics and Energy (BMWi) will be hosting events all week.

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Germany Tops Nations Brand Index

After a gap of six years, Germany is again top of the Nation Brands Index, which assesses the international reputation of 50 states – their attractiveness in various categories such as economy, quality of living or culture.

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Piece of Berlin Wall Unveiled at German Embassy

Ambassador Wittig was joined in the unveiling on November 13 by former US National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, his German counterpart, Horst Teltschik, and officials from the Atlantic Council, Verbundnetz Gas (VNG) and others instrumental in bringing the wall piece to Washington, DC.

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Wall Stories of the Embassy

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?

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Bundeswehr, Aid Organizations Helping Fight Ebola in West Africa

The Bundeswehr airlift from Senegal is one important part of Germany’s efforts to help treat those in West Africa infected with the virus and prevent its further spread. Walter Lindner, Germany’s Special Representative for the fight against Ebola, has traveled to the region to assess the situation and to coordinate Germany’s efforts.

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German Dancers Dazzle at Ballroom World Championships

German dance pair Simone Segatori and Annette Sudol were crowned World Champions of Standard Dance over the weekend. They competed in the World DanceSport Federation Championships in Vienna.

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Record-Breaking Michelin Star Count for Germany

The German restaurant industry was recently honored with 282 Michelin stars for 2015. Germany is second only to France in terms of three-starred Michelin restaurants. Experts point to young, innovative chefs as a reason for the increase.

Plattenbau

Word of the Week: Plattenbau

If you've ever visited East Germany during the Cold War, you probably saw a lot of grey, cheaply-built apartment buildings that might have made you feel depressed. This sort of building is what Germans referred to as Plattenbau - a structure made up of prefabricated concrete slabs. Basically, an inexpensive structure with very little originality.

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Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig

Peter Wittig is the German Ambassador to the United States.

Fall of the Wall

Fall of the Wall

The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - a monumental day in German history.

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Spot the Bus

Our Spot the Bus contest is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Learn more about the initiative and about German energy policy and the energy transition here.

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