Changes in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and ESTA
Please check the website of the German Federal Foreign Office to learn more about the recent changes to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and ESTA.
New Registration Guidelines now in place for Germany
Germany has implemented new registration rules for landlords and all individuals taking up residence in Germany, including foreign nationals.
New registration guidelines now in place for Germany [pdf, 205.13k]
Article by Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the 75th anniversary of the launch of Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union.
In an article in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Minister Steinmeier talks about the transformation Germany’s role in global affairs has undergone over recent decades and analyses why Germany’s political influence internationally has grown.
Foreign Affairs Article
Ambassador Peter Wittig expressed his horror at the attack in Orlando on Sunday. "I am horrified by the shooting in Orlando. Germany stands with the US against such attacks. My thoughts are with the victims and their families."
Condolences, Solidarity From Germany
Ambassador Peter Wittig hosted the award ceremony for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award last week at the embassy. The prize is presented annually by the International Women in Media Foundation and was awarded this year to American photographer Adriane Ohanesian.
Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award
Ambassador Samantha Power was honored this week in Berlin with the 2016 Henry Kissinger Prize, awarded by the American Academy in Berlin.
2016 Kissinger Prize
Among the focuses of Germany's chairmanship of the OSCE in 2016 is continued crisis and conflict management in and around Ukraine and in the other unresolved conflicts in the OSCE area.
As the 2016 European Championship continues, let's take a look at another German soccer word that may come in handy if you're watching the games in German: Fallrückzieher.
Word of the Week
From the protected mudflats of the Wadden Sea in the west to the distinctive chalk cliffs of the island of Rügen in the east, Germany's coastline offers something for just about every taste.