1. Ambassador Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg presents his credentials to ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh Ambassador Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg presents his credentials to ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh
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Ambassador Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg presents his credentials to ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh

Ambassador Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg presents his credentials to ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh

On 31 October 2016 Ambassador Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg presented his credentials to the ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh.

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Germany’s G20 presidency

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers will meet in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

Further information is available on the following webpages:

Ifa CrossCulture Internship Programme 2017

Please send your applications until 8 January 2017 at the latest.

International Coaching Course (Sports Management) at Leipzig University

The next International Coaching Course Sports Management of the Leipzig University will be from 27 February until 31 July 2017.

Application deadline (in Leipzig) will be on 6 January 2017.

All information about the courses can also be gleaned from the following website: www.itk.uni-leipzig.de .

Signing Agreements on Development Cooperation

Signing Agreements on Development Cooperation

On November 10th the Director General of Budget Financing and Risk Management of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia, Robert Pakpahan, and the German Ambassador, Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg, signed an Agreement on Implementation of the Sustainable Urban Transport Programme in Indonesia, as well as an amending Agreement on Financial Cooperation.

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Science Film Festival Opened with Colorful Ceremony

On November 9th, the opening ceremony for the 7th International Science Film Festival was held at the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture

Indonesian government celebrates ratification of Paris Agreement

Indonesian government celebrates ratification of Paris Agreement

On Friday 28th October Minister of Environment and Forestry Her Excellency Siti Nurbaya invited to a "climate diplomacy forum" to discuss the ratification of the Paris Agreement and the next steps. Minister Siti called for solidarity by the international community to support Indonesia in its efforts to reach its climate change goals.

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.

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 deutschland.de, 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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“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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Schalke head to Leipzig aiming to become the first team to beat RB in the Bundesliga while Thomas Tuchel needs to find a way to stop Dortmund's rollercoaster campaign. Here's what you need to know ahead of Matchday 13.

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With his abstract forms and bold colors, Wassily Kandinsky was a revolutionary. Hated by the Nazis, he not only painted, but taught other artists to think outside the box. He was born 150 years ago on December 4.

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If you’re looking for a unique pair of glasses, Berlin is the place to go! Several eyeglass makers in the German capital create trendy frames. Some of them even perch on the noses of international celebrities!

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More than a quarter of Europeans say rape can be justified

A new study has shown that more than a quarter of Europeans believe there are justifications for rape, including drinking alcohol and style of dress.

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Global car sales to pick up next year

Global car sales are likely to increase throughout 2017, a German auto industry lobby group predicts. It argues the Chinese market will again play a major role in this development.

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EU neighbors push back against Germany's road toll plans

Despite a green light from Brussels, Germany's road toll plan continues to be criticized as discriminatory to foreign drivers. Now Dutch, Austrian, Belgian and Danish opposition may prove problematic to Germany's plans.

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