Ambassador Peter Wittig has written a blog post published in the Huffington Post on the Greek debt crisis.
Huffington Post Blog
Less than a week after a historic nuclear deal with Iran was signed, the international community is taking steps toward making it more official. If Iran implements the deal fully, economic sanctions could be lifted.
Four of the five top slots in the 2015 JD Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) list are occupied by German car companies. Porsche, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi were all listed among the top five and Volkswagen was ranked 15th.
JD Power APEAL Index
In 2014, Germany hosted 301,350 students from abroad, which is nearly 20,000 more than the previous year and marks a new record for international students in Germany. Germany is now the third most attractive location for international students.
The process of reform in Cuba and the future of German-Cuban relations are important topics during Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s visit on July 16 and 17.
Steinmeier in Cuba
For the first time in 26 years a German artist has topped the Billboard music charts. Hamburg native DJ Felix Jaehn has scored the Number One spot on the Billboard “Hot 100” chart for two weeks in a row with his remix of Omi’s “Cheerleader.”
DJ Felix Jaehn
The citizens of Kiel, Germany are trying to do their part in making refugees feel welcome. After hearing about the difficulties for child refugees on the ships, hundreds of people donated stuffed animals for kids pulled out of the Mediterranean.
The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversay of the "big bang" of the Reformation, Luther's legendary posting of his theses on the church door in Wittenberg.
The Luther Decade
We all know a Besserwisser. Maybe it's that classmate who constantly corrects the teacher, or that friend who points out every one of your spelling mistakes. Perhaps it's your colleague, who believes he's the only one who can do the job correctly.
Word of the Week