Changes in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and ESTA
Please check the website of the German Federal Foreign Office to learn more about the recent changes to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and ESTA.
New Registration Guidelines now in place for Germany
Germany has implemented new registration rules for landlords and all individuals taking up residence in Germany, including foreign nationals.
New registration guidelines now in place for Germany [pdf, 205.13k]
Hosam Katan, a native of Aleppo, Syria, has chronicled how ordinary people in his hometown are coping with the civil war: deadly bombings, market stalls in the midst of demolished buildings, children injured, children playing.
Aleppo Photographer Honored
Together with jazz trumpeter Till Brönner and many other artists, Steinmeier said, “we want to make the case for Germany to host International Jazz Day for the first time next year.”
International Jazz Day
Negotiations for the 13th round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are wrapping up in New York. Chancellor Merkel and President Obama both voiced support for the deal in Hannover this week.
TTIP 13th Round
Trade, investment, and innovation are all key points of discussion for the thousands of government leaders and business owners at the Hannover Messe this week, but one other point is also on the docket: skills training.
The German Olympic Sports Committee (DOSB) has just unveiled the 2016 Summer Olympics uniform, which was designed by Adidas and Sioux. This year's design is more muted than the colorful winter uniforms of 2014, but the black, silver and white make a statement nonetheless.
2016 Summer Olympics
How do Americans view Germany and its role in Europe? How have these perceptions changed in recent years? Have domestic politics in the United States impacted these views? Our MAGID Study answers these questions and more!
American Perceptions of Germany
Among the focuses of Germany's chairmanship of the OSCE in 2016 is continued crisis and conflict management in and around Ukraine and in the other unresolved conflicts in the OSCE area.
If you're trying to express how serious you are about something, what word would you use? In German, you would say you are bierernst ("beer serious"). No joke! Or is it?
Word of the Week