"With the eyes of the world upon us, we must demonstrate our commitment to diplomacy to try to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue within the deadline we have set," the EU High Representative and the Foreign Ministers of Germany, France and Britain write in a joint article.
Diplomacy with Iran
During the meeting, the EU foreign ministers called for closer cooperation with Arab and Muslim countries in the fight against terrorism. This involves the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Turkey.
Foreign Affairs Council
Germany and Israel established diplomatic relations 50 years ago. Foreign Minister Steinmeier launched a year of German‑Israeli anniversary celebrations with the first in a series of readings and discussions.
German‑Israeli Anniversary Year
The latest GDP figures show that Europe’s largest economy grew by 1.5 percent in 2014, up from previous estimates of 1.4 percent. The ten-year average for annual German GDP growth is 1.2 percent.
On January 20, 2015 Ms. Carol Kahn Strauss was presented the Commander´s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by Consul General Brita Wagener. The decoration had been awarded in appreciation of her outstanding accomplishments and commitment to German-American-Jewish relations for more than two decades.
Award for Carol Kahn Strauss
Ambassador Wittig presented Ronald S. Lauder with the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his long-standing efforts at promoting the rebirth of Jewish life in Europe; fostering relations between Germans, Americans and the Jewish community; and international philanthropy.
Honor for Ronald S. Lauder
With the AFC and NFC Championships decided, the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots are training hard for Super Bowl XLIX. Sebastian Vollmer, one of the only German players in the National Football League, will make his second Super Bowl appearance on February 1st for the Patriots.
Germany’s energy sector witnessed a historic year in 2014 when renewables became the largest source of electricity for the entire country. Carbon dioxide emissions also decreased, meaning Germany can still reach its 2020 emissions goals.
If you've walked around Germany's residential neighborhoods, you've probably seen them peeking at you from behind the bushes: garden gnomes. The German word for these creatures of the garden is Gartenzwerg, and you'll find over 25 million of them in Germany.
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