1. Merkel in Brussels Merkel: Germany Backs TTIP Framework by End of 2015
  2. Maria Göppert-Mayer Women in German History: Maria Göppert-Mayer
  3. International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) program International Parliamentary Scholarship Applications Open
Merkel in Brussels

Merkel: Germany Backs TTIP Framework by End of 2015

Chancellor Angela Merkel emphasized in Brussels that Germany remains committed to TTIP and that Germany would support the European Commission in achieving a political framework for the free-trade agreement in 2015.

Maria Göppert-Mayer

Women in German History: Maria Göppert-Mayer

In honor of Women’s History Month, the German Embassy wants to highlight women in Germany who have paved the way for equality. Here is the story of Maria Göppert-Mayer, a Nobel Prize winning physicist from Göttingen.

International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) program

International Parliamentary Scholarship Applications Open

The 29th year of the International Parliamentary Scholarships of the German Bundestag began in Berlin this week. Over the next five months, a small group of Americans will join young people from 40 other countries in experiencing Germany’s federal parliament from the inside. Learn more about the program at www.germany.info/ips and apply by June 30 for the 2016 program! ‪#‎IPSAmis

Family Minister Manuela Schwesig

Quota for Women in Decision-Making Positions Approved

Corporations and the federal public sector in Germany will now have to more strongly promote women leaders where they are underrepresented, under a law dubbed the “women’s quota” approved by legislators on Friday.

Aussenminister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Steinmeier: "Harsh Words Don’t Stop People Dying"

In an interview with the Handelsblatt on March 5, 2015, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier advocates verbal disarmament in the conflict with Russia and calls on Moscow to take steps to stabilize Ukraine economically.

Wuppertal: Stadthalle entrance by night

Germany Breaks Tourism Record Once Again

For the fifth year in a row tourism in Germany broke records in 2014. Germany’s hotels and hostels recorded an impressive 75.6 million overnight stays last year, 3.7 million more than in 2013.

Mann mit vielen Einkaufstüten

Labor Market Continues to Expand

Germany’s labor force logged a total of 58.4 billion working hours in 2014, a sign of a continually bright labor market. BMW alone has announced the establishment of 8,000 new jobs in Germany and other major manufacturers are also expected to hire more workers.

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble

Bundestag Approves Extension for Greece

The German Bundestag voted by a wide margin to approve the extension of the Eurozone financial assistance program for Greece. The extension gives Greece four more months to successfully complete the program.

Equipment delivery

More Equipment, Training for Kurdish Forces

The German Bundeswehr is currently preparing another delivery of military equipment and supplies in the non-lethal category to assist Kurdish forces in northern Iraq in the fight against ISIS.

CBYX for Young Professionals

CBYX Alumni Speak Out On Scholarship Funding Cuts

Funding for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program has been cut, which has sparked many alumni to speak out about what their exchange experience meant to them. Using the hashtag #saveCBYX, alumni called for continued funding for the program.

Michael Cramer, Member of the European Parliament and chairman of its transportation committee, is "the godfather" of the Iron Curtain Trail

10,000 km Along the Iron Curtain

Today, twenty-five years after a peaceful revolution removed the artificial boundary and led to the unification of Europe, a movement is underway along the former Iron Curtain—in the form of chromium steel, titanium, and spandex.

Peterwagen - Hamburg

Word of the Week: Peterwagen

In Germany, you might recognize a cop car by the large green or blue stripe that stretches around the vehicle. It might come as no surprise then that a police car is called a Streifenwagen ("stripe-car"). But in Hamburg, police cars go by a different name: Peterwagen, which means "Peter-car".


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