German Foreign Minister Gabriel with French Foreign Minister Ayrault in Paris

New Foreign Minister Gabriel visits Paris

On 27 January, outgoing Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier handed over to his successor, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, at a ceremony at the Federal Foreign Office. The next day Minister Gabriel met with his French counterpart.

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Farewell to former president Roman Herzog.

On 24.01.2017, companions from politics and society bid farewell to former president Roman Herzog in a state funeral at the Berlin Dom. Federal President Gauck and the President of the European Council Tusk honored his life’s work.

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European Council on 15 December

At the December 2016 European Council meeting EU leaders discussed the most pressing current issues, including migration, security, economy and youth, and external relations. Find more information on...



European flags fly at half-mast to pay tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack in the Christmas Market in Berlin, Germany)

Mourning for the victims of the Berlin attack

After the attack in Berlin, Chancellor Merkel, Foreign Minister Steinmeier and numerous government representatives expressed their condolences with victims and relatives.

Ambassador Silberberg is signing for Germany

Germany signed CETA agreement

Germany signed the trade and investment agreement between Canada and the European Union (CETA) on 28 October 2016.

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”.

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UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakesh

Federal Minister for Environment Barbara Hendricks considers the UN Climate Conference of Marrakesh to be a success. The delegates adopted a road map to implement the Paris Agreement’s climate protection targets.

Deutsch-Österreich Initiative

EU Competitiveness Council

German-Austrian initiative for financing SMEs and scale-ups.

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Summit of the EU 27 in Bratislava

The Heads of State and Government of the EU 27 and the Heads of  the European Institutions came together in Bratislava today to discuss the future of the European Union after the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom.

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.

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