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Word of the Week: Zettelwirtschaft

May 19, 2017 |

Take a look at your desk. Is it organized and clean? Or is every square inch of space covered in files, notes and papers? If your desk is a mess, there's a good chance it's a Zettelwirtschaft.

Gabriel Back in Washington: Transatlantic Partnership Benefits Both Sides

May 18, 2017 | Federal Foreign Office
Foreign Minister Gabriel and Secretary of State Tillerson

Foreign Minister Gabriel noted positively after his talks with his counterpart, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: “That was a really good conversation!”

Thousands Visit Germany and France for the 2017 EU Open House

May 16, 2017 |

Thousands of people visited the German Embassy during the 2017 EU Open House - an annual event at which European embassies open their doors to the public. This year's event featured a range of attractions from slackline performances to honey bee displays and a soccer station.

Chancellor Merkel Meets with French President Macron in Berlin

May 16, 2017 | Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
Chancellor Merkel and French President Macron

Chancellor Merkel wants to work "closely, in a spirit of friendship and trust" with French President Macron. The two leaders agreed that they should produce a joint roadmap for EU projects.

International Parliamentary Scholarship Winner Shares Her Experience

May 16, 2017 |
IPS Program

The International Parliamentary Scholarship of the German Bundestag chooses American college graduates under 30 with a strong command of German to join around 120 young people from 41 countries for five months of immersion in the German democratic process. The program includes three months working in a Member’s office.

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German News Service -Discover Germany firsthand

May 22, 2017 1:11 PM

The German Dream - and immigration nightmares

A vast gulf lies between the perks of living in Germany and the sometimes horrifying bureaucratic experience of getting there. DW's Elizabeth Schumacher looks at some immigrants' stories - and recalls her own.

May 22, 2017 1:11 PM

China, Germany urge US not to ditch Paris climate accord

At climate change talks in Berlin, Germany and China have called for the US to remain a party to the Paris climate accord. US President Donald Trump has said the US might pull out, having called global warming a hoax.

May 22, 2017 11:09 AM

SPD headquarters evacuated in Berlin after suspicious object found

A suspicious object was found at the headquarters of Germany's Social Democrat party, triggering an evacuation. The incident came as the party prepares to present key points of its election platform.

May 22, 2017 7:12 AM

German foreign minister calls for Greek debt relief

As eurozone finance ministers meet to discuss the Greek debt crisis, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has demanded a firm commitment to debt relief. The move could cause friction in Berlin in an election year.

May 21, 2017 7:39 PM

'There's a lack of civil society'

A study on right-wing extremism has caused quite a stir. The CDU's Michael Kretschmer says the study makes generalized accusations against eastern Germans. Trade unionist Thomas Disselmeyer disagrees.

May 21, 2017 5:26 PM

Stuttgart and Hannover seal Bundesliga promotion, Braunschweig in playoff

A year after dropping to the second tier, Stuttgart and Hannover have confirmed their return to the top flight. Eintracht Braunschweig will navigate a relegation playoff against Wolfsburg this week.