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.
Chancellor Merkel, speaking to the Bundestag on Thursday, called for the sanctions to be implemented immediately, saying that despite progress on the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, it was unclear how far Russia had gone in fulfilling the agreed upon plan for a peaceful solution.
Further EU Sanctions
On September 15, nearly 200 guests were treated to an “intellectual feast” as esteemed historians Christopher Clark and Roger Chickering debated the origins of the Great War, focusing on Clark’s best-selling book "The Sleepwalkers."
As of September 16, the electric grid that runs through the state of Mecklenburg- Vorpommern is operating entirely on green energy, thanks to a mega battery developed by the company WEMAG AG.
Clean Energy Grid
Some 8,000 people gathered in the heart of Berlin on September 15 in a public demonstration of solidarity with Germany’s Jewish population and against anti-Semitism. Top political and religious leaders took part in the event, which was organized by the Central Council of Jews in Germany.
Rally Against Anti-Semitism
The German Company Festo AG recently announced a partnership with the Central Piedmont Community College of Charlotte, North Carolina. Festo AG will soon be opening a state-of-the-art training facility on CPCC's campus, making job-training more accessible than ever.
Festo - CPCC National Learning Center of Excellence
The seventh round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations will go on all week this week 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
After 18 years, 17 Tour de France appearances, and hundreds of miles, German cyclist Jens Voigt brought his career to a close this week. He made history when he biked 51.115 kilometers in one hour, breaking Czech cyclist Ondrej Sosenka's record by two full seconds.
Jens Voigt Record
No one likes to be forced to do anything, especially when it comes to spending money. But in 1964, the East German government began a policy known colloquially as the Zwangsumtausch ("forceful exchange of money").
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