Alpha Ventus offshore wind farm

The German Energiewende in critical perspective

Since the decision to stop using nuclear power altogether by 2021 was made in 2011, this policy - known as "Energiewende" - has been the subject of much discussion, both in Germany and abroad. On 29 January, the Embassy’s Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Global Issues hosted an event on this energy transition.

Bundeswehr soldiers with Peshmerga fighters

The fight against IS: Training mission in northern Iraq

The Bundeswehr, the German armed forces, is to be deployed in northern Iraq. The Bundestag has approved the motion of the German government. Up to 100 German soldiers are to train Kurdish security forces in the fight against the terrorist organisation IS (also known as Isil).

Anthea Bell gives a speech on receiving the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, 29 January 2015

Translator Anthea Bell awarded Cross of the Order of Merit

On 29 January 2015, Ambassador Ammon presented the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany to the distinguished translator Anthea Bell at a reception at the Embassy attended by Mrs Bell's family and colleagues.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the Gavi conference in Berlin, 27 January 2015

Merkel presents plan for tackling international health crises

The German government has developed a six-point plan to improve the way international health crises are dealt with. German Chancellor Angela Merkel presented the initiative at the Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunisation (GAVI) Pledging Conference in Berlin on 27 January.

Jürgen Zahl, Paul Willis, Jürgen Maier and Hamish McRae

German companies contribute to British skills drive

On 27 January, Ambassador Peter Ammon hosted a panel discussion on the experience of German companies in the UK with the British vocational training system.

An undated photo showing the gate tower, ramp and railway line at Auschwitz

Gauck: "There is no German identity without Auschwitz"

On 27 January, 70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp, commemorations took place place in Germany and across the world.

Professor Martin Roth gives the Angermion Lecture 2015

V & A Director Martin Roth gives Angermion Lecture 2015 at the German Embassy

On 26 January 2015, Ambassador Peter Ammon and his wife Marliese Heimann-Ammon hosted the Angermion Lecture 2015 with Professor Martin Roth, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). This event formed part of the German Embassy Talks series. 

Alexis Tsipras after being sworn in as Greece's new Prime Minister in Athens, 26 January 2015

Merkel congratulates new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has congratulated Alexis Tsipras on his election as Prime Minister of Greece, expressing her hope that the good relationship between Greece and Germany will continue to go from strength to strength.

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.

Studierende mit Laptop

Working, training and studying in Germany

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

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.

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.

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Please click on the following link to view our current job vacancies, as well as information on internships.

German missions in the UK