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. [...]"
Statement by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of Helmut Schmidt
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
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.
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
The Indonesian-German Energy Dialogue 2015, the first of its kind, discussed in high-profile panels German and Indonesian experiences in energy policy.
German Indonesian Energy Dialogue 2015
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.
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?”
The ASEAN Economic Community
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.
Small Projects 2015
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.
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").
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.
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.
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.
The EU Blue Book 2015 is green: focus of this year’s EU Blue Book is climate change under the motto: “putting people first”.
EU Blue Book 2015
The study “ASEAN 2015 and beyond: Are German Investors missing out?” was made public on 16 April 2015.