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Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

From May 12th to 14th 2017 Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited the capital Jakarta and Berau region in East-Kalimantan.

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

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Green Talents – International Forum for High-Potentials in Sustainable Development

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year.

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Official Visit of Ambassador Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg to Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education Prof. Dr. Mohamad Nasir

Official Visit of Ambassador Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg to Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education Prof. Dr. Mohamad Nasir

On Tuesday, 18th of April 2017, Ambassador Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg had on the occassion of an official visit met with the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Prof. Dr. Mohamad Nasir.

Environmental Management Courses at TU Dresden

With a view to supporting the implementation of Agenda 2030, Technische Universität Dresden is offering four Environmental Management courses in 2017/18:

The European Union is turning 60 - A strong and reliable partner for Indonesia

By The European Union Heads of Mission to Indonesia and ASEAN Sixty years ago, on 25th March 1957, six European countries signed the Treaty of Rome named after the capital of Italy where they met. The common aspiration of Europeans to build peace and prosperity through shared destiny was made reality. European integration became a strong magnet, gradually enlarging and deepening to become a Union of 28 Member States. After so many wars and conflicts 510 million inhabitants entered the longest period of peace in European history.

Seminar “Sharing-Benefits. Doing Research Together”

Seminar “Sharing-Benefits. Doing Research Together”

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supported by the German Embassy Jakarta organized a Seminar titled “Sharing-Benefits.

Global Media Forum 2017

Global Media Forum 2017

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum is the Place Made for Minds, where decision makers and influencers from all over the world come together. Join us at the Global Media Forum June 19 - 21, 2017 in Bonn, Germany, to shape the discussion about the impact of identity and diversity on politics, society and media.

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017

Every spring the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue brings together key international decision makers in foreign energy and energy policy, industry, science and civil society as well as foremost energy experts from all over the world. This year, the dialogue takes place from March 20-21. For further information klick here:

Ambassador von Ungern-Sternberg Presents Credentials to President of Timor-Leste

Ambassador von Ungern-Sternberg Presents Credentials to President of Timor-Leste

Ambassador Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg presented his letter of credential to the President of Timor-Leste, H.E. Taur Matan Ruak, on 16 February. Mr von Ungern-Sternberg, who is resident in Jakarta, has thus been accredited as German Ambassador to the South East Asian island nation.

Eco-Lodge in Karangan Bunut

Eco-Lodge in Karangan Bunut

In 2016, the Embassy supported the construction of an eco-lodge in the Dayak Iban community Kerangan Bunut in Kapuas Hulu district (West Kalimantan) via the Small Scale Project Fund.

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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 Moroccot took 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 met 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.

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

Make it in germany

“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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May 25, 2017 4:05 PM

Merkel threatens to pull troops from Turkey's Incirlik military base

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has threatened to withdraw German soldiers from the Turkish air base in Incirlik. The statement follows a year-long row over allowing German lawmakers to visit soldiers stationed there.


May 25, 2017 3:16 PM

Obama in Berlin for landmark church assembly

Former US President Barack Obama addressed the church congress saying "we can not hide behind a wall." This year, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is the featured topic, with many big names making an appearance.


May 25, 2017 12:56 PM

Happy Father's Day in Germany to all fathers

On the 40th day after Easter - Ascension Day in the Christian world - Germany also marks Father's Day. It has been celebrated as such in the German-speaking world for more than a century.


May 24, 2017 4:02 PM

Islamist suspects detained in Berlin drug raids

Nine men - four of them linked to the German capital's "violent Islamist" scene - are being held after multiple early morning raids. Police say they confiscated weapons, electronics and narcotics.

May 24, 2017 12:02 PM

Germany's Gabriel sees 'deal' with China on e-car quota

Germany's top diplomat Sigmar Gabriel is expecting Beijing to relax its new rules on electric cars. After China announced strict e-car quotas, Berlin sought compromise to protect the interests of its powerful carmakers.


May 24, 2017 11:08 AM

How Cannes finally discovered German film

A year after Maren Ade's "Toni Erdmann" took Cannes by storm, the world's most important film festival is paying closer attention to German cinema than it has in a long time - including Diane Kruger's first German film.

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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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