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Ethics Commission Creates World's First Initial Guidelines For Autonomous Vehicles

Jun 21, 2017 | Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Autonomous driving

The ethics commission on automated and networked driving has developed initial guidelines for policymakers and legislators, permitting automated driving systems, but, with a view to safety, human dignity, personal freedom of choice and data autonomy, setting special requirements.

Helmut Kohl, Chancellor Who Reunited a Divided Germany, Dies at 87

Jun 16, 2017 | Germany.info
Helmut Kohl

Helmut Kohl, known as the Chancellor of Unity for his leadership during the fall of the Berlin Wall and the peaceful unification of Germany, passed away on June 16, 2017 at the age of 87. Kohl is Germany’s longest-serving head of government, serving as Federal Chancellor for more than 16 years, from 1982 to 1998.

Recognition of Foreign Qualifications Drives Employment

Jun 14, 2017 | Bundesregierung
Nursing staff

Nine out of every ten immigrants who have had their professional qualifications recognised in Germany are gainfully employed. The recognition procedure is paying off for businesses too, concludes a report now adopted by the Cabinet.

Statement from Heads of State and of Government of France, Germany and Italy

Jun 1, 2017 | The Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
Planet Earth

"We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement cannot be renegotiated, since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies," said the heads of state and of government of France, Germany and Italy on June 1.

G7: Difficult Discussions of Global Issues

May 30, 2017 | Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
G7 in Italy

Agreement on the fight against terrorism, progress on free trade, but no agreement on climate change mitigation – that is a brief round-up of the G7 summit in Sicily. On some points there was a high level of agreement, while on others we must note dissent, reported Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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