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]
The German Publishers and Booksellers Association have awarded Carolin Emcke the prestigious Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. Emcke, a journalist, author, and social commentator, has spent her career writing about war-torn regions and nations in upheaval.
Foreign Minister Steinmeier received his counterparts from France, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium and Luxembourg in Berlin a day after the referendum in the UK. The challenge for the time ahead would be to find common responses to the questions arising from the UK’s decision.
EU Founding States
Operation SOPHIA, the anti-human smuggling operation in the Mediterranean Sea, is to be continued and extended. German navy vessels will in future also be involved in preventing arms trafficking by sea to Libya, and will support the Libyan coastguard.
Disrupting Human Smuggling
Article by Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the 75th anniversary of the launch of Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union.
In an article in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Minister Steinmeier talks about the transformation Germany’s role in global affairs has undergone over recent decades and analyses why Germany’s political influence internationally has grown.
Foreign Affairs Article
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.
As the 2016 European Championship continues, let's take a look at another German soccer word that may come in handy if you're watching the games in German: Fallrückzieher.
Word of the Week
When it comes to choosing a route, both hardcore cycle tourists and day-trippers seek the same kind of territory. They like to pedal through rural landscapes with rivers, lakes and views of the sea. We profile three routes that offer all of the above.