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 Federal Ministry for Education and Research released a report earlier this month regarding Germany's diverse – and growing – research and development landscape. The report shows a record number of jobs and investment in R&D in Germany.
The Chancellor called for strict respect for international law and for a global consensus on better networking emergency aid to respond to natural disasters, crises and war.
World Humanitarian Summit
German-US efforts in fighting terrorism, cybersecurity, as well as integration were on the agenda as Interior Minister de Maizière met with US Homeland Security Secretary Johnson and Attorney General Lynch in Washington, DC, this week.
Minister de Maizière in DC
"Fritz Stern became not only my intellectual idol, but also one of my closest friends during my time in New York and Washington, DC," Ambassador Wittig writes. "His wit and humor, combined with a sharp yet benevolent mind, is unsurpassed."
Remembering Fritz Stern
German National Team Coach Joachim Löw has named the provisional roster for the 2016 Euro Cup, which begins next month in France. Among the 27-man team are 14 members of the last World Cup team, which took home the trophy from Rio in 2014.
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.
The IPS program of The German Bundestag gives well-qualified young people with a strong interest in politics from the USA, France, Israel and Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe and the Arab world the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany's system of parliamentary government. Through fifteen-week placements with Members of the Bundestag, participants are introduced to the wide variety of tasks carried out in a Member’s office. Scholarship-winners are chosen by the Bundestag’s independent selection panel.
Do you know someone who has a nose like Pinocchio? Or maybe a nose that reminds you of Rudolph? Germans would call such noses a Riechkolben!
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