Changes in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and ESTA
Please check the website of the German Federal Foreign Office to learn more about the recent changes to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and ESTA.
Chancellor Merkel was in Ankara on Monday for a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Davutoğlu, during which they talked about the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis and the particularly critical situation of refugees on the Syria/Turkey border.
Meeting in Ankara
"The country has once again ignored the warnings of the international community. This rocket launch is an irresponsible provocation which flouts internationally binding UN Security Council resolutions and yet again puts regional security at risk."
Thanks to a new initiative created by the Federal Ministry for Education (BMBF), the Federal Employment Agency (BA) and the German Confederation of Skilled Craft (ZDH), the dual training system will now be used to help address refugee crisis.
The international community is to provide a total of some $11 billion to help resolve the refugee crisis in Syria and its neighboring countries. Germany will contribute 2.3 billion euros (approximately $2.5 billion) between now and 2018, Chancellor Merkel announced in London.
For ten years, Oliver Baumann has lived in the United States, advising companies and institutions how to make their buildings more sustainable and energy efficient. In just a decade, the German-born CEO transformed his company from a one-man show to a multimillion dollar firm with 25 employees in four locations.
For the first time ever, U.S. News & World Report has released its Best Countries Report at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The inaugural ranking has placed Germany in the top s...
Best Country Rankings
Among the focuses of Germany's chairmanship of the OSCE in 2016 is continued crisis and conflict management in and around Ukraine and in the other unresolved conflicts in the OSCE area.
Those of you who were in Cologne on February 4 may have experienced quite a party! In the US, we would call that day "Fat Thursday". But in the German Rhineland, it's known as Weiberfastnacht, which means "Women's Carnival Night".
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