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EU Council Presidency

In the first half of 2018, Bulgaria will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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EU-Africa Summit: Promoting education, jobs and legal mobility

Matching the expectations of the youth of Africa, promoting opportunities for equal participation for all and implementing good governance. Those are the goals of the AU-EU Summit Chancellor Merkel said on Wednesday in Abidjan. She also called on businesses in Europe to be more willing to invest in Africa.

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Human rights – a cornerstone of German foreign policy

Some things are non-negotiable: Germany continues to campaign assiduously for human rights around the world. Read more...

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European Council (14/15 December) in Brussels

The launch of a genuinely European defence policy and the go-ahead for the second stage of Brexit negotiations – two key outcomes of the European Council meeting in Brussels. With a view to economic and monetary union, the Chancellor declared her conviction that common solutions can be identified by summer 2018. Read more...

Startschuss für die Ständige Strukturierte Zusammenarbeit: die Außenministerinnen und -Minister mit dem unterzeichneten Notifizierungstext

A milestone for European integration: Permanent Structured Cooperation in the EU

Launch of the Permanent Structured Cooperation: the Foreign Ministers with the signed joint notification The vision of Europe also growing closer together in the area of security and defence is as ol...

EU-LAC ratification

Germany ratified EU-LAC Foundation

The EU - Latin America and Caribbean Foundation (EU-LAC Foundation) was created at the Summit of Heads of State and Government in May 2010 and formally began operating in November 2011. The Foundation...

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North Korea and the Middle East: Foreign Minister Gabriel at the Gymnich meeting in Tallinn

North Korea: finding a considered but clear European response The Foreign Ministers are convening in Estonia’s capital Tallinn for their informal meeting this September. Following the most recent nuc...

Aktionsplan Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte

National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights

The German Government adopted the National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights in its cabinet meeting on Wednesday (21 December). The goal of this Action Plan is to implement the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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Message from Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, for the Day of German Unity on 3 October 2017

Almost three decades ago, we celebrated German reunification and the end of the division of Europe into East and West. To this day, people all over the world are moved when they recall how this separation was overcome.

Torture-Free Trade

EU against trade with Tools of death and pain: ”Alliance for Torture free Trade“

On 18 September 2017, more than 50 countries including Germany launched the Alliance for Torture free Trade.


Global challenges require global action - Climate change affects all of us!

Therefore, Germany invites about 20,000 politicians, researchers, diplomats and activists to the annual World Climate Conference 2017 (COP23) in Bon.


Germany’s guidelines for Africa

Which strategy is Germany pursuing with regard to this rapidly changing continent? The Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa, developed by the Federal Foreign Office, set out approaches to taking opportunities, tackling risks and overcoming crises.

G20-Gipfel 2017 in Hamburg

G20- Summit on 7th and 8th July in Hamburg

Under the motto of Germany’s G20 Presidency "Shaping an interconnected world", the G20 Summit took place on 7th and 8th July in Hamburg. The participants of the G20 include the world’s major economic...

EU-Japan Gipfel

24th EU-Japan Summit

Wo stehen wir? Was läuft gut in Europa – und was nicht? Am 24. Oktober 2016 fand im Weltsaal des Auswärtigen Amts der Auftakt zur Veranstaltungsreihe „Welches Europa wollen wir?“ statt.

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Enhanced cooperation between Germany and France

During the Franco-German Council of Ministers taking place on 13th July in Paris, President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to enhance the cooperation between their countries. Min...

Europäischer Rat 22./23. Juni 2017

European Council on 22 and 23 June

EU leaders will discuss security, economy and foreign policy issues.

Helmut Kohl spricht 1989 im EU Parlament

Germany mourns the loss of former chancellor Helmut Kohl.

For 16 years Helmut Kohl was German Chancellor (1982-1998). His term in office will always be linked to the happiest event in modern German history: following the peaceful revolution in the German Democratic Republic, and the fall of the Berlin Wall, Helmut Kohl managed to reunite Germany in peace and liberty after decades of division.

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Federal President Steinmeier in Brussels

Federal President Steinmeier held talks on 15 and 16 June with the President of the EU-Council Donald Tusk, with the Secretary General  of the NATO Jens Stoltenberg as well as with the Belgian Sovereigns.  He was accompanied by his wife.

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Roam like at home!

Roaming charges in the EU do no longer apply

Thomas de Maizière and Gérard Collomb

Germany and France cooperate closely for more security in Europe

Joint statement by Thomas de Maizière and his French counterpart Gérard Collomb ahead of today’s Justice and Home Affairs Council.

Energy Efficiency Award

Energy Efficiency Award 2017

Energy Efficiency Award 2017 – Three categories for energy efficiency projects and a public award for concepts.

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German-Dutch Science initiative at COMPET-Council meeting on May 29 and 30 in Brussels

Vertreter der EU-Mitgliedstaaten berieten über Themen zu Binnenmarkt und Industrie, Forschung, Innovation und Weltraum.

Internationaler Tag gegen Homophobie, Transphobie und Biphobie (IDAHOT).

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT)

May 17th is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).

Tag der offenen Tür 2017

EU Open Day 2017

On the occasion of Europe day the EU Institutions will open their doors on 6 May.

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Special European Council meeting on Brexit on 29 April.

Heads of State or Government came together to define the guidelines for the Brexit negotiations.

EU Leaders Gather To Mark 60 Year Anniversary Of The Treaty Of Rome Signing

60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties

On 25 March, 27 EU-leaders came together in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties.

Andrea Nahles

Stronger together with European minimum social standards

In an op-ed for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Andrea Nahles has made proposals for common European social standards prior to the “Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council”.

Facts about Germany

Facts about Germany

New version of “Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages “Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today.

Sale of a service vehicle

The Permanent Representative offers a vehicle for purchase.

Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union


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Refreshed, mobile and highly interactive – deutschland.de has a new face to it

EU Council Presidency

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In the first half of 2018, Bulgaria will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Germany: a nation of cyclists

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The cliché: your average German loves their car more than anything. But actually, they love their bicycles even more. Karl Freiherr von Drais designed a free-wheeling bicycle 200 years ago in southwestern Germany, his contribution to what would become the bicycle’s international success story.

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel


On 8 and 9 November our livestream will bring the Falling Walls experience to your home - or to wherever you are. Discover breakthrough research and watch the Falling Walls Conference, Lab and Venture for free!

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Please find here the daily news from Germany

Citizens for Europe – on the streets, in dialogue

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Those opposed to the EU have loud voices. But what about the innumerable amount of people who support Europe and the EU? They want to help shape a united Europe – and now they’re making sure their voices are heard.