1. Memorial near shooting site in Munich After Attacks: Public Should Continue Lives But be Alert & Prudent
  2. Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Secretary of State Kerry Steinmeier in DC for Talks on Iraq, Fighting ISIL
  3. Bendler Block memorial to von Stauffenberg and July 20 plotters Commemorating Resistance Against Hitler
Memorial near shooting site in Munich

After Attacks: Public Should Continue Lives But be Alert & Prudent

The rule of law is strong in Germany and will remain so, leaders said after a recent spate of attacks. Security agencies at the federal and state levels are well positioned and will continue to do everything necessary to prevent such attacks in the future.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Secretary of State Kerry

Steinmeier in DC for Talks on Iraq, Fighting ISIL

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is in Washington, DC, on July 20 and 21 to take part in two vital international meetings: an Iraq donor conference and a meeting of the anti-ISIL coalition.

Bendler Block memorial to von Stauffenberg and July 20 plotters

Commemorating Resistance Against Hitler

Each year on July 20, Germany pauses to remember the men and women of the resistance movement who stood up for freedom and human dignity in the face of the Nazi regime, often at the risk of death. On that date in 1944, the plotters around Ludwig Beck, Friedrich Olbricht, Helmut Graf von Moltke and Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg tried to assassinate Hitler but failed.

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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.

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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]

Foreign Minister Steinmeier in DC

Steinmeier on Imposition of State of Emergency in Turkey

"The state should only take action where there is proof of involvement in criminal actions and not merely on the basis of suspected political leanings. It is also crucial that the state of emergency is limited to the absolutely necessary duration and then ended immediately."

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Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

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.

Bundeswehr troops in Lithuania as part of NATO

Germany to Lead NATO Battle Group in Lithuania

Under measures adopted at the recent NATO Warsaw Summit (July 8-9), Germany will lead one of four NATO battalions in Eastern Europe to be in place by next year.

Honor for BMW Center Director Jeffrey Anderson

BMW Center Director Anderson Receives High Civilian Honor

Ambassador Wittig presented the Director of the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University, Jeffrey Anderson, with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

WFP Syria

World Food Program in Syria

Aid convoys have now also entered Arbin and Zelalka, the last two Syrian towns currently under siege to be reached. As one of the most important donors, Germany has financed aid measures in Syria totalling over two billion euros to date.

Jewish newspaper

Jewish Newspaper Celebrates 70 Years

The German Newspaper Jüdische Allgemeine is celebrating its 70th anniversary, marking a success story for a newspaper that has become a strong voice in Germany.

Chairperson-in-Office Foreign Minister Steinmeier

Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

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.

sparwitz

Word of the Week: Sparwitz

We all know someone who tries to make jokes that no one laughs at. Some people are notoriously good at telling jokes that aren't funny (or that no one comprehends). It would be ironic to call their attempts "jokes" in the first place, so Germans have a better word for them: Sparwitze!

Biking along river routes

Biking Germany's Great Rivers

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.

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