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  2. Christoph Strässer in Indonesia German Commissioner for Human Rights Policy visits Indonesia
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Launch of the Ambassador & CEO Club

Launch of the Ambassador & CEO Club

On Sep 23, Deputy Head of Mission Thorsten Hutter attended the launch of the Ambassador & CEO Club at the UBM Grand Auditorium. It was supported by the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs and Ministry of Tourism. The opening ceremony, attended by members of the Diplomatic Corps and the business community, was followed by a talk show on "Wonderful Indonesia and Tourism Business in Other Countries".

Christoph Strässer in Indonesia

German Commissioner for Human Rights Policy visits Indonesia


German Season 2015

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Statement by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of Helmut Schmidt

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave the following statement in Berlin on the 10th of November on the death of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt: “Germany has paused for reflection. The death of Helmut Schmidt fills me with great sorrow. We Germans have lost a father figure. Helmut Schmidt had a profound impact on us and our country. [...]"


COP21 VIDEO COMPETION On Climate Change – Our Earth, Our Action

Join the COP21 Video Competition and win a trip for two to Leuser Ecosystem! 

Simply tell us how you contribute to the fight against climate change in 1 minute or less. Video must be submitted by 25 November 2015 at the latest.

The winner will win a special trip with a friend to Leuser and meet the new EU mascot Eropa.

 The video will be screened at Paris Climate Conference (COP21). Two runner ups will be awarded one iPod nano each. For more information please click  here

German Season

German Season 2015 - "Together Towards the Future"

Under the motto „Together Towards the Future“, the German Season will begin on 5 September 2015 in Indonesia. On 9 June 2015 the official website for the German Season 2015 was launched at a press conference with Ambassador Dr. Georg Witschel, Dr. Heinrich Blömeke, Institute Director at Goethe-Institute Jakarta, and Jan Rönnfeld, Managing Director at EKONID.

Ifa CrossCulture Internship Programme

Please send your applications until 6 December 2015 at the latest.

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The German Energiewende seen from outside

The Energiewende - our transition to an energy system based on Renewables- is Germany’s central infrastructure project for the future which transforms the whole country. National Geographic has taken an impressive trip through Energiewende-Land and claims that the idea has deep roots in Germany´s psychology and history. Read their report about Germany´s very own version of the Apollo moon landing here .

German Indonesian Energy Dialogue 2015

German Indonesian Energy Dialogue 2015

The Indonesian-German Energy Dialogue 2015, the first of its kind, discussed in high-profile panels German and Indonesian experiences in energy policy.

Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI)

German Ambassador calls for ambitious climate-change agreement

On the occasion of the network meeting of high-ranking diplomats (Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia - FPCI), the German Ambassador called Indonesia and the international community to conclude an ambitious climate-change agreement during COP21 taking place in Paris at the end of this year.


The ASEAN Economic Community

On the eve of the “ASEAN Economic Community” (taking effect on 31 December 2015), the German Embassy and Ernst & Young jointly compiled a 50-pages information brochure “The ASEAN Economic Community: Can the reality match the vision?”

Small Projects

Small Projects 2015

After several years, the Embassy has resumed to support so-called small projects in Indonesia.  This year, we selected four very different projects in four regions of Indonesia covering areas like agriculture, health and disaster prevention measures.


Germany and Indonesia sign agreements on Technical Cooperation

German Ambassador Dr. Georg Witschel and Ministry of Finance Director General Mr. Robert Pakpahan signed comprehensive agreements on Technical Cooperation in the Ministry of Finance on 7 July 2015.


Ambassador Witschel meets Governor Ahok

On Friday, 26 June, the German Ambassador Dr Georg Witschel made his inaugural visit to the Governor of the province of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama ("Ahok").

Signing of Agreement on Financial Cooperation

Signing of Agreement on Financial Cooperation

On 16 March 2015 Ambassador Dr. Georg Witschel and Director General Mr. Robert Pakpahan signed an agreement on Financial Cooperation in the Ministry of Finance.


Farewell to PAD Laureates 2015

On June 23, representatives of the Goethe-Institute and the German Embassy bade farewell to the four laureates of the PAD (Pädagogischer Austauschdienst / Pedagogic Exchange Service) at Soekarno-Hatta Airport.


Delegation trip to Bali

A delegation comprising of German development and business organisations in Indonesia, led by Ambassador Dr. Georg Witschel and accompanied by the German Honorary Consul in Bali, Robert Jantzen, learned about recent economic developments on a visit to Bali.

EU Blue Book 2015

The EU Blue Book 2015 Is Green

The EU Blue Book 2015 is green: focus of this year’s EU Blue Book is climate change under the motto: “putting people first”.

ASEAN 2015 and beyond

New survey presented: “ASEAN 2015 and beyond: Are German Investors missing out?”

The study “ASEAN 2015 and beyond: Are German Investors missing out?” was made public on 16 April 2015.

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Dr. Georg Witschel

Dr. Georg Witschel

Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Indonesia, Timor Leste and ASEAN

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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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Back to the source: Food foraging in Berlin

Beyond the herb garden on the balcony, some Berliners have taken the next logical step and started foraging for food. And, as it turns out, there's much more to it than killer mushrooms and chestnut fever.

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High security and emotion at Scorpions concert in Paris

The terrorist attacks in Paris changed the meaning of going to a concert. But despite the tragedy, nearly 20,000 fans overcame fears and decided to celebrate with Scorpions. A DW film premiere on the band was cancelled.

Nov 25, 2015 12:23 PM

Police in Germany arm themselves against terror threat

Thus far, the German government has refrained from quickly passing any laws in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris. Instead, they are banking on increased police presence and improved communication among authorities.

Nov 25, 2015 11:29 AM

Merkel stays the course in German refugee debate

German Chancellor Merkel has called for indirect efforts to stem the flow of migrants to Germany. Calls from within her own ranks to set an upper limit on asylum seekers are still not part of her plan.

Nov 25, 2015 10:59 AM

Merkel polarizes fangirls and feminists

Celebrity in a pantsuit: Germany's Chancellor Merkel is considered the world’s most powerful female leader. However, women's rights were never at the heart of her agenda. Can she serve as a role model for young women?

Nov 25, 2015 10:20 AM

Report: Violence and corruption plague Afghanistan

A confidential report by the German Foreign Ministry paints a grim picture of Afghanistan, a German public broadcaster says. Recently, German officials called for more Afghan refugees to be returned to their country.

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25 years of German unity – in 2015, Germany celebrates the 25th anniversary of reunification.

The special feature on “25 years of German unity” in the issue 02/2015 of DE Magazin Deutschland and the corresponding dossier on the deutschland.de website do not only present background articles and interviews looking back on what has been achieved, but also and above all they focus on the present in Germany today. Prominent figures say what they associate with Germany, a reporter travels along the Elbe and explains the changes since 1990, and a walk through Berlin presents the German capital as an international laboratory of creativity.


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