1. Art Restitution Five Looted Paintings Returned to Germany
  2. Dachau Concentration Camp Chancellor Merkel Attends 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Dachau
  3. EU Open House Visit Germany and France in One Stop at the Annual EU Open House
Art Restitution

Five Looted Paintings Returned to Germany

Five paintings that were looted during the Second World War are on their way back to Germany, thanks to the generosity of two American families and the hard work of the Monuments Men Foundation. Ambassador Wittig accepted the paintings on behalf of the German government.

Dachau Concentration Camp

Chancellor Merkel Attends 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Dachau

"It is very fortunate that people like you are willing to tell your life stories about the unending suffering that Germany inflicted on you during the era of National Socialism," Chancellor Merkel told survivors at the 70th anniversary remembrance ceremony for the liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp.

EU Open House

Visit Germany and France in One Stop at the Annual EU Open House

Saturday, May 9 - Visit Germany and France at the same time during the annual EU Open House from 10 am to 4 pm at the German Embassy in Washington.


Government Raises Growth Forecast

Federal Economic Minister Sigmar Gabriel announced revised expectations for growth in the German economy on April 22. Experts anticipate up to 1.8 percent growth for Germany in 2015 and 2016.

Frigate 'Schleswig-Holstein' leaves for UN mission

Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Defense Minister von der Leyen on the Destruction of Syrian Chemical Weapons in Germany

In January 2014, in response to a request from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the German Government agreed to assist in the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons. On April 30, 2015 the destruction of the remnants of Syrian chemical weapons transported from Syria to Germany was completed in Munster.


50 Years of German-Israeli Diplomatic Relations

This years marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel. On May 12, 1965, the two countries exchanged ambassadors for the first time since the start of World War II. The relationship between Germany and Israel has grown stronger ever since.

Earthquake Kills More Than 3,000 - Nepal

Swift Response in Nepal

Following the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the Federal Foreign Office has set aside 2.5 million euros in emergency aid to the victims. Chancellor Merkel offered her deepest condolences to Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala immediately following the disaster.

Federal President Gauck

70 Years After Liberation: Commemoration at Bergen-Belsen

Federal President Joachim Gauck was joined by Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, at a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) program

International Parliamentary Scholarship Applications Open

The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin to to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin.

Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson (l) spoke with Bundestag members (l-r) Jörn Wunderlich, Dagmar Freitag, and Bartholomäus Kalb.

Members of Congress & German Bundestag Declare Support for CBYX

Several members of Congress and the German Bundestag reaffirmed their commitment and support for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) program recently on Capitol Hill.


German Scientists Develop Harry Potter-Style “Invisibility Cloak”

The Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) is bringing magic to life in their laboratories with their latest invention. After years of research, a team of German scientists have developed a way to make solid objects invisible.


Word of the Week: Musterknabe

We've all met them, and unless you're one of them, you probably find them highly annoying: Musterknaben. These "perfect" children are highly disciplined, educated and polite, and you'll usually find them charming teachers and parents.


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