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Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the death of Roman Herzog

"We have lost a great constitutional law expert, politician and statesman today."

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German-Indonesian Cooperation on Forestry and Agriculture in Jambi

German-Indonesian Cooperation on Forestry and Agriculture in Jambi

Since 2012 the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) funds the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) “Ecological and socioeconomic functions of tropical lowland rainforest transformation systems (Sumatra, Indonesia)”.

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Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

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German-Moroccan Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2017-2018

On 1 January 2017, Germany and Morocco will take over the Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The 2017 ministerial level Forum Meeting will be hosted by Germany from 28-30 June in Berlin. For more information please visit

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500th anniversary of the Reformation

Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg. The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.

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Germany’s G20 presidency

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers will meet in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

Further information is available on the following webpages:

Ambassador Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg presents his credentials to ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh

Ambassador Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg presents his credentials to ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh

On 31 October 2016 Ambassador Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg presented his credentials to the ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh.

Signing Agreements on Development Cooperation

Signing Agreements on Development Cooperation

On November 10th the Director General of Budget Financing and Risk Management of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia, Robert Pakpahan, and the German Ambassador, Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg, signed an Agreement on Implementation of the Sustainable Urban Transport Programme in Indonesia, as well as an amending Agreement on Financial Cooperation.

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Science Film Festival Opened with Colorful Ceremony

On November 9th, the opening ceremony for the 7th International Science Film Festival was held at the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture

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EU Council Presidency

In the first half of 2017, Malta will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Trends and Perspectives

Migration, the digital revolution, the trend towards sharing rather than owning, and a new relaxed attitude to business: many factors are changing the way people live in Germany. In the “Trends and Perspectives” section of the latest edition of “DE Magazin Deutschland” and on deutschland.de, learn about how current trends are affecting society and life in Germany. You can also read a report about the rediscovery of the German forest, and gain some fascinating insights into the everyday work of deep-sea researcher Antje Boetius.

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The “Make it in Germany” website welcomes skilled professionals to Germany!

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“Make it in Germany!” Take a look at our website to see how skilled professionals like yourself can come to live and work in Germany. German firms are facing a genuine skills shortage that is expected to continue into the future. The German Government has therefore set up this website to help business and industry find the specialists they need. Welcome to Germany!

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Jan 16, 2017 3:07 PM

F1 team Sauber hires Pascal Wehrlein for coming season

The 2017 F1 grid is taking shape with news that German youngster Pascal Wehrlein will move from Manor to Sauber. Wehrlein had also been linked with the open cockpit at Mercedes after Nico Rosberg's retirement.


Jan 16, 2017 1:05 PM

Constitutional Court mulls ban on neo-Nazi-linked NPD

Germany's Federal Constitutional Court will soon decide whether to ban a party whose best days are behind it. Those in favor of banning the National Democratic Party of Germany point to its affinity with neo-Nazis.


Jan 16, 2017 12:53 PM

Refugee in court accused of fire at asylum center

A 27-year-old Algerian is accused of setting his refugee accommodation in Düsseldorf on fire following a row over Ramadan meals. The blaze caused millions of euros in damage.


Jan 16, 2017 12:16 PM

Hansi Flick steps down as DFB sporting director

Hansi Flick has resigned as the sporting director of Germany's football association. Horst Hrubesch, who coached Germany to a silver medal Rio Olympic Games, has replaced him on an interim basis.


Jan 16, 2017 11:45 AM

Angelique Kerber battles her way through first round of Australian Open

Germany's Angelique Kerber has gotten off to a successful start as the No. 1 women's player seeks to defend her Australian Open title. The men's No. 1, Andy Murray, also prevailed over his first-round opponent.


Jan 16, 2017 11:43 AM

German leaders dismayed and bewildered by Trump interview

Across the board German politicians, including Angela Merkel, and policy experts have sharply criticized a pair of controversial Donald Trump interviews. But they differ on how to react and what the future might bring.


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