The central gate of the former Auschwitz concentration camp

Gauck: "There is no German identity without Auschwitz"

70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp, commemorations are taking place in Germany and across the world.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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