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  3. Germany continues to support AIPA Germany continues to support AIPA
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Welcome to the Homepage of the German Embassy!

“Green Banking”

Green Banking: Enhancing investment opportunities in the renewable energy and energy efficiency markets

Germany continues to support AIPA

Germany continues to support AIPA

The Federal Foreign Office continues to support the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) for a new funding period until 2018.

EU Run 2016

EU Run 2016

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Patrouille Suisse flight formation

ILA Berlin Air Show 2016

ILA takes a leading role as trade fair and congress for the entire aerospace world: from 1 – 4, June ILA is the meeting point for decision-makers from politics, economy, science and research for target-oriented exchange in the heart of Europe, in Berlin.

A solution for reforestation: a tree nursery in Indonesia

Cooperating for Sustainability - 49th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) 2-5 May, Frankfurt am Main

From 2 to 5 May 2016 Germany will host the Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the first time.

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Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 – “Renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust, restoring security”

On 1 January 2016 Germany has assumed the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe (OSCE) and is therefore be responsible for steering the Organization safely through the stormy tides of crises and challenges in 2016. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has presented the details of the Chairmanship’s programme to the 57 OSCE participating States in Vienna on 14 January 2016.

Further information is available on the following websites:

Kinder einer PASCH-Schule entdecken die Welt

Cultural relations and education policy forum, People on the Move, with Foreign Minister Steinmeier

In the current legislative term, cultural relations and education policy plays a greater role than ever before. In a world that seems to be out of joint, and in which conflicts are increasingly of a cultural and religious nature, the notion that ideological mindsets can only be overcome through differentiation, discussion and collaboration in the fields of culture, education and science is of particular importance.

Impressions of the ILA Berlin

ILA Berlin Air Show 2016

The aerospace industry will be descending on Berlin at the heart of Europe from 1 to 4 June 2016.

Logo der Asien Pazifik Wochen Berlin

Asia-Pacific-Weeks Berlin 2016

The 11th Asia-Pacific Weeks (APW) will take place in Berlin from 23 May to 3 June 2016. They are dedicated to startups and their ecosystems under the slogan "Asia-Europe Innovation Dialogue". The APW - now an annual event - are Europe`s most important platform for dialogue and cooperation with partners from the Asia-Pacific region. Relevant institutional players from the business, science, cultural and political sectors meet here, for networking and cooperation in practice.

Information about family reunification for refugees from Syria

Here you will find all the information you need about family reunification for Syrian refugees:

Merkel speaks

Content Donor conference in London

Content Donor conference in London Eleven billion dollars for Syrian refugees

The international community is to provide a total of some 11 billion US dollars to help resolve the refugee crisis in Syria and its neighbouring countries. Germany will contribute 2.3 billion euros between now and 2018, announced Chancellor Angela Merkel at a donor conference in London.

Results of the "Supporting Syria and the Region" conference

Supporting Syria London 2016

Support for Syria and its neighbours

In view of the still drastic humanitarian situation in and around Syria, the international Supporting Syria and the Region conference is being held in London on 4 February. Germany, Kuwait, Norway and...

Inauguration of Small Project 2015

Inauguration of Small Project 2015

On 29th January and 12 February 2016 respectively, Ms. Annette Madest (Third Secretary in the Embassy) inaugurated two of the four small projects funded by the Embassy’s Small Project Fund last year.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier speaking in the German Bundestag on 2 December 2015

The fight against ISIS: German Bundestag approves Bundeswehr mandate

On Friday (4 December), the German Bundestag voted by a large majority to approve a mandate for the Bundeswehr to be deployed against the terrorist organisation Islamic State (ISIS).

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.

The impact of foreign policy

Whether refugee crisis, natural disasters or military conflicts, foreign policy activity defines how Germany is perceived in the world. The special feature on “The impact of foreign policy” in the latest issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and on the deutschland.de website presents articles, interviews and portraits that explain Germany’s foreign policy commitment and how it changes people’s lives. There are interviews on this subject with Bärbel Kofler, the new Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy, and with Antoine Gérard, Chief of the Secretariat of the first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May 2016.

E-paper edition

Topical dossier on “The impact of foreign policy”


Media library on the deutschland.de website

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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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Genscher und die Prager Botschaftsflüchtlinge 1989

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Im September 1989 hatten Tausende DDR-Flüchtlinge die deutsche Botschaft in Prag besetzt. Nach harten Verhandlungen in New York verkündete der damalige Außenminister Hans-Dietrich Genscher dann auf dem Botschaftsbalkon den erlösenden Satz, der Geschichte schrieb: “Wir sind zu Ihnen gekommen….”

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 6, 2016 12:19 AM

Several injured after shooting in downtown Frankfurt

A shooting in the center of Frankfurt has left several people wounded, with two people in serious condition. Police have already dismissed the possibility of a terrorist attack.

May 5, 2016 9:51 PM

'Quota refugees' from Syria adjust to life in Germany

Three years ago, Germany took in several thousand Syrians as "quota refugees." They didn't have to apply for asylum and were allowed to look for work straight away. So how are they doing today?

May 5, 2016 6:21 PM

Rome, Berlin in 'total opposition' to Vienna's border fence plan

Germany and Italy were united in the face of plans from Austria to erect a fence along its Italian border. Tensions rose after an Austrian presidential candidate compared Merkel and Renzi to migrant smugglers.

May 5, 2016 1:40 PM

War of the wurst: Owner of historic autobahn stop battles against the state

An East German court has ruled on a bizarre case involving Germany's oldest highway restaurant, a green metal fence and Thuringian bratwurst.

May 4, 2016 11:09 AM

Bayern fan happy with Guardiola despite Champions League exit

Pep Guardiola lost in the last four of the Champions League for the third straight year. So what was the fan reaction? DW caught up with one dyed-in-the-wool supporter to discuss the mood among the faithful.

May 4, 2016 10:19 AM

Syrian peace talks move to Berlin with Aleppo on the brink

Germany is hosting the latest effort to broker a truce to end five years of civil war in Syria. Increasing violence in Aleppo threatens to topple ceasefire efforts entirely.

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False Expectations – Refugees Return Home

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Neither Boomtown nor Hypezig – just Leipzig

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Germany’s Cross-Cultural Music Scene

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My Germany: Undertaker Vildane Uludağ

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Dresden Flies the Flag for Openness and Tolerance

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Frohes Fest und guten Rutsch

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Destination Germany: Climbing in the Sächsische Schweiz

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CrossCulture: Intercultural Dialogue with the Islamic World

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Genscher and the Refugees at the Prague Embassy in 1989

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Stumbling Blocks - Commemorate Nazi Victims

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“Made in Germany” – The Future of the Brand

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Destination Germany: Sailing in Brandenburg

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Learning German at PASCH schools

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Commemorating the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago

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