Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has been in the US since Wednesday this week in preparation for the annual IMF Spring Meeting. He was in New York on Wednesday for appointments with Michael Bloomberg and the Council on Foreign Relations and will be in DC until April 18.
IMF Spring Meeting
German and US soldiers serve side by side around the world. The German Embassy will be highlighting military cooperation between German and US soldiers over the coming months. Here is the story of First Sergeant Uwe Tittus, who is currently stationed in Norfolk, Virginia.
US Trade Representative Michael Froman and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker introduced a new report on the effects of trade on jobs. The report, called the United States of Trade, highlights the importance of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
United States of Trade
In their four-day trip to Ghana and Liberia, Ministers Gröhe and Müller want to gain information about the reconstruction of those countries which were particularly affected by Ebola. They are being accompanied by the German government's Ebola Commissioner, Walter Lindner, along with a delegation of national and international experts.
Reinforcing Health Systems
As the reconstruction of the Berlin Palace –future home of the Humboldt Forum—continues in the center of Berlin, renowned art historian Neil MacGregor has been named to chair the institution’s founding advisory board.
Humboldt Forum Appointment
The Federal Employment Agency reported that the unemployment rate in Germany sank to 6.8 percent in March. This follows news of record highs for consumer confidence and business sentiment.
A recently rediscovered stash of stories recorded by historian and folklorist Franz Xaver von Schönwerth shows a different side off many of the fairy tales we know and love. The stories, newly published in English under the title, “The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales,” offer a less sanitized picture of Germany in the 19th and 18th centuries.
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.
The German word Katzensprung means "a cat's leap" and is used to describe something that is very close by. The closest English equivalent would be the phrase "a stone's throw away".
Word of the Week