1. Chancellor Angela Merkel and Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis Germany and Lithuania Emphasize Commitment to EU, NATO
  2. Gabriel at Munich Security Conference Gabriel in Munich: We Must Not Abandon Europe
  3. Man laughing Finding Humor in Language Learning: #MyDeutschFail
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis

Germany and Lithuania Emphasize Commitment to EU, NATO

Chancellor Merkel and Lithuanian Prime Minister Skvernelis emphasized their common commitment to the future of the European Union and their cooperation within NATO at their meeting in Berlin on Thursday, February 23.

Gabriel at Munich Security Conference

Gabriel in Munich: We Must Not Abandon Europe

In his speech at the Munich Security Conference, Foreign Minister Gabriel spoke about how to develop a stronger and more confident Europe that is willing to shoulder more responsibility.

Man laughing

Finding Humor in Language Learning: #MyDeutschFail

It helps to keep a sense of humor when learning a language; it can help us get past our mistakes and even learn from them. We asked German language learners of all ages to tell us about their funniest language mistakes for the project, #MyDeutschFail.

German G20 Presidency 2017

Shaping an Interconnected World: Germany's G20 Presidency 2017

"Shaping an interconnected world": That is the motto of Germany’s G20 Presidency in 2017. The highlight of the Presidency will be the leaders’ summit on July 7 and 8, 2017, in Hamburg.

Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière

Measures Ease Deportation, Monitoring of Dangerous Persons

Considering the large number of expected decisions on asylum requests in 2017 and the associated increase in the number of people who will have to leave Germany, it is important that the requirement to leave is enforced, Interior Minister de Maizière said.

Man with fingers in his ears and eyes squeezed shut

Most People Don’t Want to Know Future, Researchers Find

If given the chance to see into the future, most people would rather not know what life has in store for them, according to studies conducted by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and the University of Granada.

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Deadline for Applications for One-Time Payment to Former Soviet Prisoners of War to Expire September 30, 2017

The period of time in which to submit an application ends this year on September 30, 2017. Members of the Soviet armed forces who were detained as prisoners of war by Germany during the Second World War in the period from June 22, 1941, to May 8, 1945, may apply for a one-time payment in the amount of 2,500 euros.

(l-r) Holger Mahnicke, Head of the Communications and Culture Department of the German Embassy Washington; Dr. Margot Käßmann, Special Envoy for the Reformation Anniversary; Dr. Simone Lässig, Director of the German Historical Institute; and The Rev. Dr. Olaf Wassmuth of the German Lutheran Church Washington, D.C.

Special Envoy for the Reformation Anniversary Discusses its Meaning Today

Special Envoy Dr. Margot Käßmann discussed how Germany is approaching the 2017 Reformation quincentennial in the present day context on Feb. 15 at a joint event of the German Historical Institute and the German Embassy in Washington, DC.

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Lights! Camera! Action!

Germany is a country of film legends. In the 1920s, Berlin's famed Babelsberg studios was one of Hollywood's top competitors. Today, a new generation of filmmakers is winning international acclaim with smart takes on tough topics.

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Germans Top the Podium at Biathlon World Championships

February 19th brought the 49th Biathlon World Championship to a close in Hochfilzen, Austria and with it eight medals will be taken home to Germany by native biathletes. These eight medals made Germany the highest medal winning country in the competition, with France taking home second overall and the Czech Republic team taking third. 


Word of the Week: Rosenkrieg

With Valentine's Day behind us, let's take a look at a less romantic German word: Rosenkrieg, which means "war of the roses".


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