1. Refugees on Mediterranean Sea Steinmeier on the Refugee Boat Disaster in the Mediterranean
  2. New York Ninth Round of TTIP Negotiations Begin in New York
  3. Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson (center), co-chair of the German-American Caucus and a key supporter of the program, received the alumni petition with over 20,000 signatures. Members of Congress & German Bundestag Declare Support for CBYX
Refugees on Mediterranean Sea

Steinmeier on the Refugee Boat Disaster in the Mediterranean

"Unfortunately, we have no obvious answers, even though we wish we did in the face of so much human suffering. However, we can only master this problem in the long term if we tackle the root causes of refugee flows."

New York

Ninth Round of TTIP Negotiations Begin in New York

The ninth round of negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) began on Monday in New York City. A comprehensive agreement could open up markets without lowering standards and add up to 13 million EU and US jobs.

Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson (center), co-chair of the German-American Caucus and a key supporter of the program, received the alumni petition with over 20,000 signatures.

Members of Congress & German Bundestag Declare Support for CBYX

Several members of Congress and the German Bundestag reaffirmed their commitment and support for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) program on Wednesday afternoon at a luncheon on Capitol Hill.

Working dinner for the G7 Foreign Ministers in the European Hansemuseum Lübeck

G7 Meeting in Lübeck: Strong Signal of Unity

Foreign Minister Steinmeier hosted the G7 Foreign Ministers for their spring meeting in the German Hanseatic City of Lübeck. Steinmeier called the consultations, focused on current international crises, “a rare opportunity to exchange views in confidence.”

Tittus Family

Military Stories: German Soldier's Daughter Baptized on US Ship

German and US soldiers serve side by side around the world. The German Embassy will be highlighting military cooperation between German and US soldiers over the coming months. Here is the story of First Sergeant Uwe Tittus, who is currently stationed in Norfolk, Virginia.

SWITZERLAND LITERATURE GUENTER GRASS

Günter Grass, Giant of Postwar Literature, Dies at 87

Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass was remembered as a towering literary figure who was intrumental in shaping Germany's postwar thinking, though many could not forgive his late admission that he was a member of the Waffen-SS

Laboratory in Ghana

Ebola: Reinforcing Health Systems in Africa

In their four-day trip to Ghana and Liberia, Ministers Gröhe and Müller want to gain information about the reconstruction of those countries which were particularly affected by Ebola. They are being accompanied by the German government's Ebola Commissioner, Walter Lindner, along with a delegation of national and international experts.

View of Berlin Palace under construction

Humboldt Forum Lands British Museum Director

As the reconstruction of the Berlin Palace –future home of the Humboldt Forum—continues in the center of Berlin, renowned art historian Neil MacGregor has been named to chair the institution’s founding advisory board.

Job center

Robust Job Market Creates Positive Economic Ripples

The Federal Employment Agency reported that the unemployment rate in Germany sank to 6.8 percent in March. This follows news of record highs for consumer confidence and business sentiment.

Red Riding Hood

Rediscovered Fairy Tale Stash Shows Different Side of Beloved Stories

A recently rediscovered stash of stories recorded by historian and folklorist Franz Xaver von Schönwerth shows a different side off many of the fairy tales we know and love. The stories, newly published in English under the title, “The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales,” offer a less sanitized picture of Germany in the 19th and 18th centuries.

International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) program

International Parliamentary Scholarship Applications Open

The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin to to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin.

Katzensprung

Word of the Week: Katzensprung

The German word Katzensprung means "a cat's leap" and is used to describe something that is very close by. The closest English equivalent would be the phrase "a stone's throw away".

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