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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...

Ambassador Dr. Witschel visits Head of INP Dr. Badrodin Haiti

Ambassador Dr. Witschel visits Head of INP Dr. Badrodin Haiti

At Feb 05th, 2016, the head of INP, Kapolri Badrodin HAITI met the German Ambassador to Indonesia, Dr. Georg Witschel.

Botschafter Dr. Witschel beim Klimafestival 2016

Ambassador Dr. Witschel at the Climate Festival 2016

On the occasion of the "Climate Festival" Ambassador Dr. Georg Witschel has called for a joint effort to implement the targets of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Germany stands ready to contribute to a speedy implementation at national level as well as to support other countries in reaching their climate targets.

The German government has committed 555 Mio Eur to Indonesia,  mainly for the areas of renewable energies , climate change and forestry protection. This contribution is part of Germany's global commitment to double bilateral climate finance from 2 to 4 billion EUR annually by 2020.

Statement on the terrorist attack in Indonesia

A Federal Foreign Office spokesperson on 15 January issued the following statement on the terrorist attack in Indonesia. Please find the statement here

The logo of the German OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

Germany will assume the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in January 2016 for a one year term

The German Government’s motto for the year is “renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust, restoring security”. The Government will thus seek to strengthen OSCE instruments and institutions, promote dialogue among the participating States and thereby rebuild trust in Europe.
Further information is available on the following websites:

Information about family reunification for refugees from Syria

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

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.

Refugees and migration

Approximately one million people sought refuge in Germany in 2015. The influx of refugees from crisis regions and war zones is currently determining social policy debates in Germany more strongly than any other topic. The special feature on “Refugees and migration” in the latest issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and on the deutschland.de website presents reports, interviews and profiles that explain how Germany is addressing this enormous task and describe the efforts of policymakers, administrators, institutions and countless volunteers. This issue also includes an interview with Gernot Erler, Special Representative of the Federal Government for the German OSCE Chairmanship in 2016, and an article about Germany’s commitment to the United Nations. 

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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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Feb 8, 2016 12:32 PM

Allianz gets foot into US renewables market

Allianz has announced its first investment in the US renewables market. Europe's largest insurer is committing part of the tax equity for two wind farms developed by EDF in New Mexico in a bid to look beyond Europe.


Feb 8, 2016 11:52 AM

German labor agency: job market can cope with new arrivals

The director of Germany's Federal Employment Agency has said the country's economy can currently accommodate 350,000 migrants per year. His comments come as the coalition wrangles over proposed changes to asylum law.


Feb 8, 2016 11:20 AM

10 films forbidden in East Germany

Fifty years ago, several films produced in East Germany were shelved by the country's authorities. Now digitally restored, the Berlinale will present a retrospective of these once forbidden movies.

Feb 8, 2016 10:45 AM

Strategy working for Mainz

Under the guidance of head coach Martin Schmidt, Mainz, who beat Hannover 1-0 on Saturday, are on a roll. DW's Ross Dunbar argues that Mainz have developed into one of the Bundesliga's model football clubs.


Feb 8, 2016 9:58 AM

Düsseldorf calls off Carnival parade over severe weather warning

The Düsseldorf Carnival Committee has canceled the city's parade because of the approaching low-pressure system Ruzica. With major carnival city Mainz also calling a rain check, the duties fall to Cologne's revelers.


Feb 8, 2016 8:04 AM

German, French central bankers favor eurozone finance minister

The heads of the central banks in Germany and France have warned tighter financial cooperation between eurozone nations is required to save the European project. A joint finance ministry could be a blessing, they said.


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