Schloss Elmau

German G7 presidency: key topics for the summit announced

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has presented the topics of Germany's G7 Presidency to her cabinet. The G7 Summit June 2015 in Schloss Elmau in Upper Bavaria will focus on the global economy as well as on key issues regarding foreign, security and development policy.

German Mine Hunter Datteln at sea

German Mine Hunter Datteln at London Docks

The German Mine Hunter Datteln is currently visiting London. As part of the NATO Mine Counter Measure Group 1 (SNMCMG1) the Datteln is berthed since Wednesday 19 November 2014 at the West India Docks.

Green Climate Fund Conference in Berlin, 20 November 2014

$9.3 billion initial funding agreed for Green Climate Fund

With initial financing of $9.3 billion the Green Climate Fund (GCF) will make a substantial contribution to climate action in developing countries. More countries have announced to make their pledges by the end of the year. This is the outcome of the international Pledging Conference, hosted by the German government in Berlin on 20 November.

Vice Admiral Andreas Krause with Admiral Sir George Zambellas

Chief of the German Navy visits First Sea Lord

The new Chief of the German Navy, Vice Admiral Andreas Krause, visited his British counterpart First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, on Tuesday 18 November 2014.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, 18 November 2014

Steinmeier condemns Jerusalem attack

On 18 November, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued a statement concerning the fatal attacks on worshippers in a synagogue in Jerusalem, calling it "a terrible transgression in an already extremely tense situation."

Gerd Müller with Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul on 18 November 2014

German support for Afghanistan

German Development Minister Gerd Müller visited Kabul on 18 November 2014 to assure the new Afghan government of continued German support.

The Reichstag

Germany in the 21st Century – Conference at the British Museum

On 17 November, a one-day conference took place at the British Museum, organised by the Embassy in co-operation with Chatham House and the British Museum. Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the event explored today's Germany from different perspectives.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers the Annual Lowy Lecture at the Lowy Institute in Sydney,  17 November 2014

Merkel speaks on Ukraine crisis

In a speech at Australia's Lowy Institute, German Chancellor Angela Merkel once again put forward the German government's approach to resolving the Ukraine crisis. No stone is to be left unturned in the effort to find a diplomatic solution to the conflict.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Denmark's Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond at the European Foreign Affairs Council

Comprehensive agenda at EU Foreign Ministers meeting in Brussels

EU Foreign Ministers met in Brussels on 17 November. In addition to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, the situation in Ukraine and the Ebola outbreak were also discussed at the monthly meeting.

A wreath is laid at the Neue Wache in Berlin to commemorate the People's Day of Mourning, 16 November 2014

Germany marks People's Day of Mourning

On 16 November, Germany marked the Volkstrauertag (People's Day of Mourning), which commemorates all victims of war or violent oppression.

Ambassador Peter Ammon and his wife Marliese Heimann-Ammon with the German Honorary Consuls in the UK and their partners

Bi-Annual Honorary Consuls Conference

On 13 November 2014 Ambassador Peter Ammon welcomed the German Honorary Consuls in the UK and their partners to the opening of the biannual Honorary Consuls Conference, which was held in London from 13 to 14 November 2014.

Chancellor George Osborne and Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble at a conference in Berlin, 29 October 2014

UK and Germany agree joint proposal for rules on preferential IP regimes

Germany and the UK have agreed a joint proposal to advance the negotiations on new rules for preferential IP regimes within the G20/OECD BEPS Project.

Skyline of Frankfurt

Gross domestic product up 1.2% in third quarter (year-on-year)

The German economy proved stable in a difficult global economic environment and avoided entering recession. In the third quarter of 2014, the gross domestic product rose 0.1% on the second quarter of 2014 after adjustment for price, seasonal and calendar variations, the Federal Statistical Office reported.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in New Zealand ahead of the G20 Summit, 14 November 2014

Taking global growth forward: G20 Summit in Brisbane

The G20 heads of state and government, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, are gathering at a summit in Brisbane from 15 to 16 November to decide on measures to encourage sustainable growth.

The wreath from this year's Volkstrauertag ceremony

People's Day of Mourning marked in Guernsey

On 16 November, the People's Day of Mourning (Volkstrauertag) - the German national day that commemorates those who have died as a result of war and violent oppression - was marked in Guernsey.

Ambassador Peter Ammon

Ambassador Ammon presents his credentials to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, 5 November 2014

Dr Peter Ammon is the German Ambassador to the Court of St. James's.

Commemorating World War One

Franz Marc, Réconciliation, 1912

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One. Here you can find a collection of informative websites about events in Germany and beyond, as well as speeches and articles by German politicians and international figures.

300 Years of British-German Royal Ties

'Kings and Queens, House of Hanover' Presentation Pack

The 300th Anniversary of this British-German royal link is being celebrated with numerous exciting and colourful events in Britain and Germany throughout 2014.

German missions in the UK