1. European Union flag Merkel: EU and Great Britain Shall Remain Close Partners
  2. Chancellor Merkel meeting President Trump German CEO’s and Apprentices Advocate For Vocational Training
  3. 3-D Printing 3-D Printers Replicate Reformation-Era Artifacts
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Merkel: EU and Great Britain Shall Remain Close Partners

The European Union is an unparalleled and historic success story and will remain so, even after the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, Chancellor Merkel said Wednesday as the UK submitted its letter of intent to withdraw from the EU. The Chancellor promised fair and constructive negotiations and said she would like the EU and the UK to remain close partners.

Chancellor Merkel meeting President Trump

German CEO’s and Apprentices Advocate For Vocational Training

In a roundtable discussion as part of Chancellor Merkel's first meeting with President Trump, three CEO’s of German companies and apprentices from their companies met with the two leaders to discuss the benefits of the dual system of vocational training.

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3-D Printers Replicate Reformation-Era Artifacts

One of the most symbolic objects of the Reformation is the indulgence chest - a wooden artifact used by the Catholic Church to collect payments for indulgences. One of these historic chests is located at the Luther House Museum in Wittenberg, Germany, but today's 3-D printing technology is bringing replicas of Reformation-era artifacts like this one to the United States.


Bundestag Election 2017

The next Bundestag election is taking place on September 24, 2017. Germans living abroad are not automatically entered into a voters’ register. If they wish to participate in Bundestag elections, they have to submit a formal application for entry into the voters’ register before each election.

Chancellor Angela Merkel in August 2016

Chancellor Merkel to Receive Elie Wiesel Award

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has announced that it will present the 2017 Elie Wiesel Award, the institution’s highest honor, to Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Additional $250 Million for Stabilization and Humanitarian Assistance in Iraq and Syria

At the meeting of the international anti-ISIS alliance in Washington, DC, Germany announced an additional $250 million in aid for stabilization and humanitarian assistance in Iraq and Syria.

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German Delegation Celebrates 25 Years at the Special Olympics World Winter Games

Germany represents one of the largest delegations at this years‘ Special Olympics World Winter Games in Graz, Schladming and Ramsau, Austria.

Order of Merit for Thomas Buergenthal

Thomas Buergenthal Receives Order of Merit for Lifelong Commitment to Human Rights

After surviving the Holocaust as a child–first in a ghetto in Poland and then in Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps and even a death march–Thomas Buergenthal dedicated his life to the protection of human rights as a judge and law professor.

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New Passports Include State of the Art Security Features

Beginning March 1, Germany will begin issuing new passports with even more security features, including secure paper with watermarks and other features that become visible under UV light. The new pass...

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#MyDeutschFail: Finding the Humor in Language Learning

A popular strategy to language learning of any kind, but perhaps especially so with a more complicated language such as German, is keeping a sense of humor about it. As such, we interviewed German language learners of all ages to ask about their funniest language mistakes they have made.


Word of the Week: Biergartenwetter

What do you call a 70-degree day filled with sunshine? Biergartenwetter, of course - weather most suitable to hit up your local beer garden!


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Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig

Peter Wittig is the German Ambassador to the United States.

Skills Initiative

Skills Initiative

The Skills Initiative works to introduce the German style dual training system in the US.

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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