In an interview with the newspaper Lübecker Nachrichten on September 21, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke about the G7 foreign ministers meeting next year, the Ebola epidemic and the current crises in Ukraine and Iraq/Syria.
The 57th annual Steuben Parade took place in New York City on Saturday, attracting thousands of participants and spectators in a celebration of German-American friendship, culture and heritage.
2014 Steuben Parade
Ambassador Peter Wittig was interviewed for the weekend edition of All Things Considered last week. He spoke with host Arun Rath about ISIS, Syria, and Germany’s role in the global security alliance.
Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks traveled to New York this week for opening of the 69th UN General Assembly. On Tuesday, Minister Hendricks took part in a Climate Summit arranged by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
On September 15, nearly 200 guests were treated to an “intellectual feast” as esteemed historians Christopher Clark and Roger Chickering debated the origins of the Great War, focusing on Clark’s best-selling book "The Sleepwalkers."
As of September 16, the electric grid that runs through the state of Mecklenburg- Vorpommern is operating entirely on green energy, thanks to a mega battery developed by the company WEMAG AG.
Clean Energy Grid
Some 8,000 people gathered in the heart of Berlin on September 15 in a public demonstration of solidarity with Germany’s Jewish population and against anti-Semitism. Top political and religious leaders took part in the event, which was organized by the Central Council of Jews in Germany.
Rally Against Anti-Semitism
The seventh round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations will go on all week this week in Chevy Chase, MD. The TTIP teams have once again invited stakeholders to a meeting midweek to discuss the progress of the deal.
TTIP Seventh Round
No one likes to be forced to do anything, especially when it comes to spending money. But in 1964, the East German government began a policy known colloquially as the Zwangsumtausch ("forceful exchange of money").
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