1. Foreign Ministers Lavrov, Steinmeier, Klimkin and Fabius Ukraine Talks: No Breakthrough, but Tangible Progress
  2. Steel Talons German-US Military Cooperation Runs Deep at Holloman Air Force Base
  3. Handball Worlds Potential For Handball Gold For Germany in Qatar
Foreign Ministers Lavrov, Steinmeier, Klimkin and Fabius

Ukraine Talks: No Breakthrough, but Tangible Progress

The German, French, Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers met again on January 21 in Berlin to discuss ways of defusing the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

Steel Talons

German-US Military Cooperation Runs Deep at Holloman Air Force Base

Over 600 German airmen and women are stationed in New Mexico to do flight training. They eat, sleep, and train alongside their US counterparts, strengthening the strong military ties between the two countries.

Handball Worlds

Potential For Handball Gold For Germany in Qatar

While millions of Americans are focused on Super Bowl coverage, millions of people in Europe, Asia and South America have a different athletic competition in mind: the Handball World Championships in Qatar. The German team is still in the running as the group stage wraps up this weekend.

Important

Due to the current weather conditions,  the Consulate General in Boston will be closed on Tuesday January 27.

E3+3 talks in Vienna, July 2014

Give Diplomacy with Iran a Chance

"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.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier in Brussels

Steinmeier Attends Foreign Affairs Council Meeting in Brussels

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 Minister Steinmeier

Series of Readings Launches German‑Israeli Anniversary Year

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.

Stock Exchange in Frankfurt am Main

Steady Growth for German Economy

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.

Carol Kahn Strauss receives order of merit

Understanding through cooperation – Germany decorates Carol Kahn Strauss

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.

Order of Merit

High Honor for Jewish Leader and Philanthropist Ronald S. Lauder

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.

Vollmer

Germany’s Sebastian Vollmer Takes Second Shot at Super Bowl Title

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.

Electricity

Landmark Year For Green Energy in Germany

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.

Gartenzwerg

Word of the Week: Gartenzwerg

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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Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig

Peter Wittig is the German Ambassador to the United States.

Fall of the Wall

Fall of the Wall

The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - a monumental day in German history.

Play the Spot the Bus Contest

Spot the Bus

Our Spot the Bus contest is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Learn more about the initiative and about German energy policy and the energy transition here.

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