1. Foreign Minister Steinmeier Steinmeier Welcomes US-Russian Agreement on Aleppo Ceasefire
  2. Airstrikes target hospital in Aleppo German Government Condemns Hospital Bombing in Aleppo
  3. Moritz Boehringer German Wide Receiver Boehringer Drafted into NFL
Foreign Minister Steinmeier

Steinmeier Welcomes US-Russian Agreement on Aleppo Ceasefire

"In the strongest possible terms, we urge the Assad regime and all groups fighting there to uphold the ceasefire in full and to grant the people in Aleppo a break from war and violence after these weeks of fear and despair," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said on Wednesday in Berlin.

Airstrikes target hospital in Aleppo

German Government Condemns Hospital Bombing in Aleppo

Foreign Minister Steinmeier said that "attacks on civilian infrastructure, especially hospitals, doctors and paramedics, infringe fundamental norms of international humanitarian law." The air strikes hit a hospital which had received funds from the Foreign Office through a partner organization. Dozens of patients and members of staff were killed.

Moritz Boehringer

German Wide Receiver Boehringer Drafted into NFL

The Minnesota Vikings made history during the NFL Draft by picking up wide receiver Moritz Boehringer. He is the first European player to ever be drafted directly from a European league.

Important

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.

Important Information

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 and Foreign Minister Steinmeier

Aleppo Photographer Honored at Henri Nannen Journalism Awards

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.

Till Brönner

Steinmeier: Germany Should Host International Jazz Day

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.”

TTIP

13th Round of TTIP Negotiations Wrap Up in New York

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.

Panel

Skills Training in Forefront at Hannover Messe

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.

Olympic Uniforms

Germany Unveils Olympic Uniforms

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.

flags

Study Looks at American Perceptions of Germany

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!

Chairperson-in-Office Foreign Minister Steinmeier

Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

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.

Bierernst

Word of the Week: Bierernst

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?

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Ambassador Peter Wittig

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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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