1. Bundeswehr prepares for deployment in countries hit by ebola Steinmeier: "We Need a Standby Force of Medical Experts"
  2. windfarm building Germany Tops Global Green Economy Index
  3. Foreign Minister Steinmeier Steinmeier Welcomes Formation of New Iraqi Government
Bundeswehr prepares for deployment in countries hit by ebola

Steinmeier: "We Need a Standby Force of Medical Experts"

"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. At the meeting of EU Foreign Ministers on the epidemic, Steinmeier proposed drawing up plans for a standby force of medical experts which can be deployed around the world to respond to dangerous epidemics.

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Germany Tops Global Green Economy Index

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.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier

Steinmeier Welcomes Formation of New Iraqi Government

"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."

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IT Conference Highlights Young Startups

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.

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Tuition Fees Eliminated at German Universities

The German state of Lower Saxony became the final state to abolish tuition fees last week. With Lower Saxony’s decision, all 16 states now provide free public universities once again.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier

"A World in Disarray Needs a Strong Transatlantic Alliance"

"We do not need to look so far to realize that the transatlantic relations that were a certainty for my generation – the generation born in post‑war Germany – can no longer be taken for granted today," Foreign Minister Steinmeier wrote in an article on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Aspen Institute in Germany.

Sabine Messerer

Wall Stories: Sabine Messerer

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.

Undated portrait of the author Erich Kästner

The German Embassy presents: Erich Kästner Days

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.

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German School Wins International Video Contest

For 25 years, the Panasonic Corporation in North America has hosted an annual contest entitled, “Panasonic Kid Witness News.” The 2014 Kid Witness News (KWN) winners hail from Immanuel-Kant-School in Bremerhaven, Germany.

Jaron Lanier

American Author Jaron Lanier Wins Prestigious Book Prize

One of the most prestigious publishing prizes in Germany will be awarded this weekend to American author and computer scientist Jaron Lanier. Lanier is the somewhat controversial author of “Who Owns the Future?” and “You are Not a Gadget.”

Ironman

Sebastian Kienle Becomes Fourth German to Win Ironman

After swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 115 miles and running the entire Honolulu Marathon, Sebastian Kienle was crowned, “Ironman” in Hawaii on Saturday. In the 36th annual competition, Kienle finished the race in 8 hours, 14 minutes, and 18 seconds.

Dennis - der Quälgeist

Word of the Week: Quälgeist

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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