1. Flags at half-staff over Istanbul German Government Condemns Attack on Istanbul Airport
  2. Chancellor Merkel in Brussels European Leaders Meet to Discuss Departure of UK
  3. Germany fans cheer in Berlin Germany Will Face Italy in EURO Quarterfinals
Flags at half-staff over Istanbul

German Government Condemns Attack on Istanbul Airport

Both Chancellor Merkel and Foreign Minister Steinmeier condemned the deadly attack and assured Turkey of Germany's support and solidarity in the fight against terrorism. More than 40 people were killed and more than 230 injured on June 28 in the attack on Ataturk Airport.

Chancellor Merkel in Brussels

European Leaders Meet to Discuss Departure of UK

European leaders are determined to master the challenges ahead even as a Europe of 27. So said Chancellor Angela Merkel at the end of the two-day European Council in Brussels on Wednesday. The second day of meetings was conducted amongst the 27 member states, without Great Britain.

Germany fans cheer in Berlin

Germany Will Face Italy in EURO Quarterfinals

The German National Team coasted to an easy victory in the first stage of the knockout rounds at the 2016 Euro Cup. The 3-0 win over Slovakia means that Germany will face longtime rival Italy in the quarter finals.

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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.

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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]

Carolin Emcke

Carolin Emcke Wins Prestigious Peace Prize

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.

EU’s six founding member states

Six EU Founding States Meet in Wake of UK Referendum

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.

Saving migrants in distress at sea

Operation SOPHIA to be Extended

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.

Commemorative plaque marking the launch of Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941

Remembrance. Responsibility. The Future!

Article by Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the 75th anniversary of the launch of Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier

Steinmeier on Germany's New Global Role

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.

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.

Fallrückzieher

Word of the Week: Fallrückzieher

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.

Biking along river routes

Biking Germany's Great Rivers

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.

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