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Measures Ease Deportation, Monitoring of Dangerous Persons

Feb 24, 2017 |
Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière

Considering the large number of expected decisions on asylum requests in 2017 and the associated increase in the number of people who will have to leave Germany, it is important that the requirement to leave is enforced, Interior Minister de Maizière said.

Germany and Lithuania Emphasize Commitment to EU, NATO Alliance

Feb 23, 2017 |
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis

Chancellor Merkel and Lithuanian Prime Minister Skvernelis emphasized their common commitment to the future of the European Union and their cooperation within NATO at their meeting in Berlin on Thursday, February 23.

Gabriel in Munich: We Must Not Abandon Europe

Feb 21, 2017 | Federal Foreign Office /
Gabriel at Munich Security Conference

In his speech at the Munich Security Conference, Foreign Minister Gabriel spoke about how to develop a stronger and more confident Europe that is willing to shoulder more responsibility.

Germans Top the Podium at Biathlon World Championships

Feb 21, 2017 |
Biathlon World Championships. Men's mass start

February 19th brought the 49th Biathlon World Championship to a close in Hochfilzen, Austria and with it eight medals will be taken home to Germany by native biathletes. These eight medals made Germany the highest medal winning country in the competition, with France taking home second overall and the Czech Republic team taking third. 

Gabriel: Certainties in an Uncertain World

Feb 17, 2017 | Federal Foreign Office
Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel

"The unity of the transatlantic alliance between Europe, the United States and Canada is another certainty we build on. During my recent visit to the United States, my interlocutors confirmed this common transatlantic commitment."

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