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Workshop on Climate Risk Adaptation

Workshop on Climate Risk Adaptation

On October 18th 2016 the Head of Development Cooperation Department of the Embassy, Ina von Frantzius, welcomed participants of GIZ organized Executive Workshop for Decision Makers on climate risk adaptation and climate risk insurance.


International Coaching Course of the German Athletics Association (DLV) in Mainz: 01.06.2017 - 31.07.2018

40th Course to further educate athletic trainers in Mainz! The Foreign Coaching School Mainz of the German Athletics Association (DLV) offers another course ito further educate athletic trainers in Mainz.

ClimateDiplomacyWeek at CIFP 2016

ClimateDiplomacyWeek at CIFP 2016

On Saturday, September 17th the European Union participated in the Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy (CIFP 2016) as part of the ClimateDiplomacyWeek and distributed information on its member states’ efforts regarding climate change policy.

International Coaching Courses at Leipzig University

The next International Coaching Course of the Leipzig University will be from 27 February until 31 July 2017 in the following courses:

  • Track and field in Arabic
  • Conditioning Coach in English
  • Football in French
  • Sports for the Disabled in Spanish

Application deadline (in Leipzig) will be on 1 November 2016.

Application deadline (in Leipzig) for the second International Coaching Course 2017/2018 will be on 1 March 2017.

All information about the courses can also be gleaned from the following website: .

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2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

Visitors will be able to savour the Olympic and Paralympic spirit at a particularly special location in Rio de Janeiro. From 4 August to 18 September, Leblon Beach will be playing host to the OliAle Pavilion, a meeting point for Brazilians, tourists and all those looking to experience Rio 2016 with a German-Brazilian atmosphere.

  Find out more about this new form of German participation in the Summer Olympics and about the Olympic games at

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Final of the International German Olympics held in the Weltsaal at the Federal Foreign Office

For two weeks, the participants have been bravely battling their way through adjective declensions and nominal constructions – but above all, they have proved their intercultural skills and made friends from all over the world. A ceremony was held at the Federal Foreign Office on Friday (29 July 2016) to pay tribute to the participants and winners of this year’s International German Olympics.

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the Award rendered in the Arbitration between the Republic of the Philippines and the People's Republic of China

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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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EU Council Presidency

In the second half of 2016, Slovakia will assume the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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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.

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Information about family reunification for refugees from Syria

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

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, 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!

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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Oct 24, 2016 12:33 PM

Germany blocks Aixtron sale to China's FGC

The German government has withdrawn its approval for a Chinese takeover of chip equipment maker Aixtron, as concerns rise in Berlin about the sale of key industries to foreign investors, notably from China.

Oct 24, 2016 11:41 AM

Experts examine death of terror suspect Albakr

Saxony's premier has again denied that his state's security forces had failed by allowing Jaber Albakr to escape police and then commit suicide in custody. An expert commission is examining the terror suspect's case.

Oct 24, 2016 11:21 AM

A storybook fortress: Hohenzollern Castle

Film backdrop, day-trip destination and ancestral home of the Hohenzollern dynasty: like a vision from days of chivalry, this Neo-Gothic castle sits on a bluff above the Swabian Alb. We drop by for a visit.

Oct 24, 2016 8:24 AM

Vote on Germany's next Youth Word of the Year

Can you talk like a German teen? These 10 terms are among the 30 nominated to be crowned Germany's next Youth Word of the Year.

Oct 24, 2016 6:43 AM

#DailyDrone: Hambach surface mine

It looks like a lunar landscape: the Hambach lignite surface mine in North Rhine-Westphalia, today's #DailyDrone destination.

Oct 24, 2016 6:30 AM

Protestant charity: German asylum laws problematic in practice

A year of the current asylum law package in Germany has led to quick deportations and social isolation, says Sebastian Ludwig from the Protestant charity organization Diakonie.

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The German-Chinese Exchange Year for School Pupils and Young People 2016

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Dresden Flies the Flag for Openness and Tolerance

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