1. Memorial Flight 4U9525: German Government Reacts to Tragic News of Crash
  2. HANNOVER MESSE US Named Partner Country for Hannover Messe 2016
  3. saveCBYX #saveCBYX Campaign Over 20,000 Signatures; Five US Ambassadors Lend Support

Flight 4U9525: German Government Reacts to Tragic News of Crash

Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her deep shock at the tragic news of the crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525. The flight, bound for Düsseldorf from Barcelona, was carrying 144 passengers and 6 crewmembers when it went down in the southern France on Tuesday morning.


US Named Partner Country for Hannover Messe 2016

The US will be the partner country of the Hannover Messe in 2016. “Hannover Messe is of exceptional importance to the development of our transatlantic trade relations,” Ambassador Wittig said on the news.


#saveCBYX Campaign Over 20,000 Signatures; Five US Ambassadors Lend Support

On the morning of Friday, March 20, the #saveCBYX campaign launched by alumni of the flagship exchange program of German-American relations passed the 20,000 signature mark. Later that day, five former US Ambassadors to Germany, serving from 1985-2013, spoke out in favor of preserving funding for the program in an open letter published in The Hill. "The CBYX mission to maintain and improve the transatlantic relationship continues to be relevant today, now more than ever," they wrote.

Foreign ministers meet on Iran

Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier Attends E3+1 Negotiations in London

Federal Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier met with his British, French and US counterparts, Philip Hammond, Laurent Fabius and John Kerry in London over the weekend to discuss the progress in the Iranian Nuclear talks. Negotiations for a comprehensive agreement are still ongoing. They will continue this week in Geneva.

Merkel welcomes PM Tsipras of Greece in Berlin

Tone Improves Between Germany and Greece

At the beginning of the week, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Foreign Minister Kotzias visited Berlin for government talks. Chancellor Merkel and Foreign Minister Steinmeier both reiterated the desire for closer ties between the two countries.

Schäuble and Gabriel

2016 Budget: More Investment, No New Debt

On Wednesday, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel introduced the proposed budget plan for the coming years. More investments are expected in research and defense, but the debt will not increase.

Stabilization working group

Combatting ISIS: Working Group on Stabilization Meets in Berlin

"We need to secure stability in those areas that are already being freed from terrorists. Today is about ‘post-ISIL,’” Foreign Minister Steinmeier said on Wednesday at the first meeting of the working group.


2015 Brings New Tests For German National Team

The German National Soccer Team convened for the first time this year this week in Frankfurt. Joachim Löw will remain coach and Bastian Schweisteiger has stepped up as captain of the team

John Kormann

John Kormann Receives German-American Friendship Award

The German Embassy has awarded John Kormann, a Kreis Resident Officer (KRO) assigned to Bavaria in the 1950s, with the German-American Friendship Award for his work in helping to rebuild post-war Germ...

Jürgen Hardt

Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation Visits Silicon Valley, DC

Germany’s Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation, Bundestag Member Jürgen Hardt, spoke at UC Berkeley and visited companies in Silicon Valley before heading to Washington, DC, for meetings on Capitol Hill.

International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) program

International Parliamentary Scholarship Applications Open

The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin to to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin.


Word of the Week: Nabelschau

The German word Nabelschau means “navel-gazing” or "staring at your navel". But in this case, it doesn’t refer to anyone else’s belly button – just your own.


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