Chancellor Merkel, speaking to the Bundestag on Thursday, called for the sanctions to be implemented immediately, saying that despite progress on the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, it was unclear how far Russia had gone in fulfilling the agreed upon plan for a peaceful solution.
Further EU Sanctions
Photokina, the biennial photography trade fair, will open its doors this week in Cologne. Photokina is one of the most important photography events of the year. In 2012, it attracted 184,000 guests from 166 countries.
On September 9, German, British and French diplomatic missions around the globe joined forces to host the first trilateral “Climate Diplomacy Day” to highlight the importance of their diplomatic partnership and emphasize the need for ongoing climate action.
The German Company Festo AG recently announced a partnership with the Central Piedmont Community College of Charlotte, North Carolina. Festo AG will soon be opening a state-of-the-art training facility on CPCC's campus, making job-training more accessible than ever.
Festo - CPCC National Learning Center of Excellence
With brands like BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, and Mercedes, it isn't hard to believe that Germany is on the top end of the car-production spectrum. The automobile industry was responsible for 361 billion euros in turnover in 2013, which accounts for a staggering 20 percent of German industrial power.
German Car Companies Thriving
As the result of what one acclaimed historian has called “the Clark effect,” scholars and commentators in Germany have been revisiting the origins of World War I and trying to draw lessons for the present.
The GFL season ended on September 14, but the eight playoff teams have been set in stone for over a week. With hundreds of thousands of fans in attendance every year, the GFL is fast becoming one of the biggest American football markets outside of the US.
German Football League Playoffs
Are you a wacky wordsmith? A polished polyglot? A language lover? Then you are the perfect candidate to enter our latest contest! The Day of German Unity Contest is a caption contest. Each week on Monday, we will post a photo of the Berlin Wall and it is your job to write a caption for it.
The word Geisterbahnhof means "ghost train station" - and as its translation implies, it signifies an empty or out-of-service station that gives off a ghostly vibe. This word originated during the Cold War, when so-called "ghost stations" arose in Berlin's public transportation system.
Word of the Week