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.
New Registration Guidelines now in place for Germany
Germany has implemented new registration rules for landlords and all individuals taking up residence in Germany, including foreign nationals.
New registration guidelines now in place for Germany [pdf, 205.13k]
The security situation in Germany remains stable. According to the most recent statistics from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Germany experiences much less crime than many comparable countries, especially when it comes to murders, assaults and domestic burglary.
Security Situation in Germany
Ambassador Peter Wittig talked recently with Huffington Post Foreign Affairs Reporter Akbar Shahid Ahmed about the importance of the NATO alliance and how it is facing today's challenges.
Huffington Post Interview
The state of German GDP has been given a hesitantly positive health-check by Federal Statistics Office Destasis.
Second Quarter Results
Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.
Germany’s candidacy on the Security Council
Chancellor Merkel and President Obama underscored that they want to continue to fight international terrorism together resolutely.
Merkel and Obama Phone Call
From Brazil to Sweden and from Japan to Cameroon, 125 young people from over 60 countries travelled to Berlin for the International German Olympics, the largest German-language competition in the world.
German Language Olympics
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.
When it comes to choosing a route, both hardcore cycle tourists and day-trippers seek the same kind of territory. They like to pedal through rural landscapes with rivers, lakes and views of the sea. We profile three routes that offer all of the above.
Germans have many different words to describe fear. One such word is "Zukunftsangst", which describes a fear of the future. Does "Zukunftsangst" motivate you to work harder?
Word of the Week