HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, and Saxony’s Prime Minister Stanislaw Tillich

Duke of Kent awarded Saxonian Order of Merit

HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, was presented with the Saxonian Order of Merit on 21 May 2015 abroad the German frigate FGS Sachsen.


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German Teacher Award Ceremony 2014

German Teacher Award 2015

If you know a truly outstanding German teacher at your school – make sure that their dedication and excellence get the recognition they deserve! Deadline for nominations is 25 May.

Max Raabe (singing) and Christoph Israel (at the piano) in Hamburg in 2010

Competition: Win more tickets for Max Raabe concert at Wigmore Hall

Marking 25 years since German reunification, the German Embassy has invited Max Raabe to perform at Wigmore Hall. Answer one question for a chance to win one of three pairs of tickets for the concert, at which Raabe will be joined by Berlin-based pianist Christoph Israel.

"If we are to be good neighbours we must offer our partners the chance  to move closer to the EU in political and economic terms."

"The Eastern Partnership is more important than ever"

Chancellor Merkel has underlined the importance of the EU’s partnership with the states of Eastern Europe. Not least because of Russia’s actions, the idea of the partnership is today more important than ever, she said, and stressed, "The Eastern Partnership is not directed against anyone." Angela Merkel also described the G7 states as a "community of shared values".

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech during the opening of the 68th World Health Assembly at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva

World Health Assembly: Joining forces to tackle epidemics

"Health is a human right," said Chancellor Angela Merkel at the World Health Assembly in Geneva. This makes it all the more urgent to draw up a global disaster response plan to tackle epidemics. Health is one of the priorities of Germany's G7 Presidency.

Angela Merkel at the 6th Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin on 19 May 2015

Germany increases funding for climate action

Germany is to provide more support for the poorest countries of the world, to help them cope with the consequences of climate change, said Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin.

Dr Andreas Prothmann (left) at the Hanse Business Convention in King’s Lynn on 15 May 2015

Hanse Business Convention in King’s Lynn: Doing Business with Germany

Speaking on the topic of "Doing Business with Germany", Dr Andreas Prothmann, Head of the German Embassy's Economic Department, spoke at the Hanse Business Convention in King’s Lynn on 15 May 2015.

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier prior to the joint European Foreign and Defense Ministers meeting at the European Council Headquarters in Brussels

Common concept for EU refugee rescue

Amid the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, a common approach to rescuing refugees was the focus of a meeting of EU Foreign and Defence Ministers in Brussels on 18 May.

Rüdiger Görner

Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations celebrates tenth anniversary with literary festival Waves of Difference

On Monday, 18 May 2015 the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations (CAGCR) celebrated its tenth anniversary at Queen Mary University of London. To mark the occasion the Centre organised the Waves of Difference festival which showcases contemporary German Literature.

Webinar: The German Consumer Healthcare Market

GTAI Webinar: The German Consumer Healthcare (OTC) Market

Germany is Europe’s leading OTC (over-the-counter) market in Europe. Sales of non-prescription drugs total more than €7 billion and are showing dynamic growth. This webinar will be beneficial for companies interested in entering the German market.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier at a refugee camp in Jordan on 16 May 2015

Steinmeier: What to do when culture is being destroyed?

The international protection of cultural property is a political task, Steinmeier wrote in an op-ed for German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. In his article, Steinmeier called for enhanced protection against illegal trade in cultural objects.

view of Dresden at dusk

City Profile: Dresden

Often referred to as the “Florence on the Elbe”, Dresden is well known for a seemingly inexhaustible number of architecturally significant buildings, major art collections and picturesque landscapes. In addition to that, the capital of Saxony has earned a reputation for being one of the most hip and vibrant cities in the East of Germany.

Harald Kindermann (pictured 2009) and Shimon Stein (pictured 2003)

50 Years of German-Israeli Relations - Symposium at the University of Birmingham

On 12 May 2015, exactly 50 years after the start of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany to the day, the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham organised a symposium with Shimon Stein, former Israeli Ambassador to Germany, and Dr Harald Kindermann, former German Ambassador to Israel, as the two key speakers.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

Petro Poroshenko in Berlin: Assistance on the road to peace

The German government will support Ukraine on its path to economic reform and help de-escalate the tense military situation in the country, Chancellor Angela Merkel told Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ahead of bilateral talks in Berlin.

Neil MacGregor

Neil MacGregor honoured with Gundolf Prize for furthering understanding of German culture abroad

On 13 May 2015 the annual Spring Conference of the Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung (The German Academy for Language and Literature) was opened in London for the first time.

Apply now for the Green Talents Competition 2015

Are you an up-and-coming scientist with original ideas and a strong focus on sustainable development? Does your research have the potential to change the world? Then the Green Talents competition may just be for you.

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Ambassador Peter Ammon

Ambassador Peter Ammon

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

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G7 Summit

The heads of state and government of the Group of Seven, known as G7, will meet in Germany on 7 and 8 June 2015.

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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.