In Brisbane, the G20 heads of state and government have agreed on a package of measures to boost economic growth and improve climate protection. Chancellor Merkel reported on "extraordinarily exciting" and productive discussions about the economy, trade, financial market regulation, as well as climate and energy.
G20 Summit in Brisbane
Business leaders on both sides of the Atlantic have spoken out in recent weeks in support of the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. TTIP negotiations are ongoing. The next scheduled meeting will take place in Brussels in December.
After a gap of six years, Germany is again top of the Nation Brands Index, which assesses the international reputation of 50 states – their attractiveness in various categories such as economy, quality of living or culture.
Ambassador Wittig was joined in the unveiling on November 13 by former US National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, his German counterpart, Horst Teltschik, and officials from the Atlantic Council, Verbundnetz Gas (VNG) and others instrumental in bringing the wall piece to Washington, DC.
During the weeks leading up to the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we will be posting the stories of our colleagues. We asked each of them one question: where were you when the wall came down?
The Bundeswehr airlift from Senegal is one important part of Germany’s efforts to help treat those in West Africa infected with the virus and prevent its further spread. Walter Lindner, Germany’s Special Representative for the fight against Ebola, has traveled to the region to assess the situation and to coordinate Germany’s efforts.
Fighting Ebola in West Africa
German dance pair Simone Segatori and Annette Sudol were crowned World Champions of Standard Dance over the weekend. They competed in the World DanceSport Federation Championships in Vienna.
The German restaurant industry was recently honored with 282 Michelin stars for 2015. Germany is second only to France in terms of three-starred Michelin restaurants. Experts point to young, innovative chefs as a reason for the increase.
Michelin Stars for Germany
Look outside, what do you see? If it's grey, rainy and cold, you're experiencing what Germans would call Sauwetter - a term for lousy weather! Directly translated, however, Sauwetter means "pig weather". Cloudy with a chance of... pigs? Not exactly.
Word of the Week