Summer panorama of the financial district in Frankfurt

Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. The country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world.

Merkel speaking in the Bundestag on 15 January 2015

Merkel calls on Putin to avoid further escalation in Ukraine

On 25 January Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke on the telephone with Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Speaking to Poroshenko, Merkel expressed her condolences about the recent deaths of civilians in Eastern Ukraine.

The old town of Warburg

Summer courses in Germany for secondary pupils 2015

UK-German Connection has two fantastic courses for secondary students learning German: a two-week part-funded German Pupil Courses and a free four-week Scholarships Programme.

Chancellor Angela Merkel at the World Economic Forum

Merkel at World Economic Forum in Davos: "Europe must become faster"

Germany, Europe and the world are today facing major challenges – the fight against Islamist terrorism, the conflict in Ukraine and far-reaching economic issues, said  Chancellor Angela Merkel. She said that she respects the independent decision of the European Central Bank (ECB) to buy government bonds, but pointed out that the genuine impetus for growth must come from the political level.

Meeting about rise of violent anti-Semitism at United Nations

Germany will always fight anti-Semitism

"Because of its historical responsibility for the Holocaust, [Germany] fights and will always fight anti-Semitism in whatever form it is expressed," said Michael Roth, Germany's Minister of State for Europe at an Informal Meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations on 22 January. Read his statement in full here.

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Germany increasingly popular migration destination

Germany is an increasingly attractive destination for immigrants. According to the latest Migration Report, their numbers rose from 1.08 million in 2012 to 1.23 million in 2013, with net migration at its highest level since 1993. Net migration stood at around 430.000, the highest level since 1993.

Neil MacGregor awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

British Museum Director Neil MacGregor awarded Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit

On 20 January 2015 Neil MacGregor was awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by Ambassador Dr Peter Ammon. The dinner ceremony took place at the German Embassy in the presence of Minister of State for Culture, Media and Sport Ed Vaizey MP and distinguished representatives of the arts, culture, politics, media and business.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier with Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu at the start of the European Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels, 19 January 2015

EU foreign ministers discuss counter-terrorism

On 19 January, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier travelled to Brussels for a meeting of the EU foreign ministers' Foreign Affairs Council. Key items on the agenda included the effect of the recent Paris attacks on foreign policy and the situation in the Middle East.

The reception following the conference ”Connecting the First, Second and Third Generations of the Holocaust"

German Ambassador hosts reception for Holocaust Generations Conference

Following the one-day conference "Connecting the First, Second and Third Generations of the Holocaust", German Ambassador Peter Ammon hosted a reception for the participants at the German Embassy on Sunday, 18 January.

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Sarajevo, 16 January 2015

Steinmeier and Hammond in Bosnia and Herzegovina

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond travelled to Bosnia and Herzegovina on 16 January for talks on relaunching the country's reform process.

Neuschwanstein Castle has been voted Germany´s top sight

Germany's Top Tourist Attractions

Bavaria's Neuschwanstein Castle has defended its place as Germany's most popular tourist destination, according to a survey among foreign tourists.

Merkel speaking in the Bundestag on 15 January 2015

Merkel: Democracy is stronger than terrorism

Speaking in the Bundestag on 15 January, Chancellor Angela Merkel once more condemned the Paris terror attacks. She demanded consistent action against anti-Semitism and against attacks on our Western values. Democracy is the real alternative to terrorism, she said.

German GDP grew by 1,5 percent

German economy: solid growth in 2014

The German economy grew more than expected in 2014. Price-adjusted GDP grew by 1.5 percent compared with the previous year, and was thus above the growth average of the last ten years (1.2 percent), the Federal Statistical Office reports.

Vigil at the Brandenburg Gate

Rally for tolerance in Berlin

German President Joachim Gauck and Chancellor Angela Merkel were among the many who attended a vigil for tolerance and religious freedom, organised by Germany’s Central Council of Muslims and the Turkish Community of Berlin at the Brandenburg Gate on 13 January.

Ambassador Peter Ammon

Ambassador Peter Ammon

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.

German missions in the UK