The seventh round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations will begin on September 29 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
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.
Foreign Minister Steinmeier presented the Knight Commander's Cross to writer and historian Elie Wiesel on Tuesday in New York. As a Holocaust survivor, author, and international advocate for peace, Elie Wiesel has exemplified all of the qualities deserving of such an award.
The Berlin Marathon has earned a reputation over the past decade for attracting record-breaking runners. For the sixth year in a row, a marathon record has been broken along the banks of the Spree, this time by Kenyan Dennis Kimetto.
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 and the Parliamentary State Secretary Annette Widmann-Mauz of the Federal Ministry of Health attended the Global Health Security Agenda conference on Ebola today at the White House. Germany has thus far contributed a total of approximately 82 million US dollars to the fight against Ebola.
Global Health Meeting
A Pew Research Center report shows that 85 percent of respondents in Germany saw the economy as good this year, a ten percent jump from last year's results. Only China and Vietnam had a more positive outlook in this survey.
During the weeks leading up to the 25 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 Rüdiger Bohn's story.
Are you going to Oktoberfest or to the Wiesn? Well, if you're going to one, you're also going to the other: the word Wiesn is basically a synonym for Oktoberfest!
Word of the Week