Cameron and Merkel answer questions from journalists after their talks in Berlin

Cameron meets Merkel in Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Prime Minister David Cameron in Berlin on 29 May. The Prime Minister was received with military honours at the Federal Chancellery.

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on 29 May 2015

Steinmeier visits Ukraine

German Foreign Minister travelled to Kyiv on 29 May, where he met representatives of the OSCE and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. On Saturday, he will visit the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk to get a better picture of the situation, especially with regard to internally displaced persons.

Mansfield College Oxford

German Foreign Office to support Adam von Trott Scholarship at Mansfield College Oxford

Adam von Trott was a central figure in the conspiracy against Hitler, who fought for years against the Nazi regime and was eventually put to death after the failed assassination attempt on Hitler in July 1944.

Jens Hanefeld, Edward Timpson, Peter Ammon and Wolfgang Dürheimer

Ambassador visits Bentley Motors headquarters in Crewe

On 22 May 2015, Ambassador Peter Ammon visited Bentley Motors in Crewe. He met with Chairman and CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer and members of the board as well as Jens Hanefeld of Volkswagen International Government Relations.

Welcome reception at Dresden's Frauenkirche with Wolfgang Schäuble

Meeting of the G7 finance ministers and central bank governors in Dresden

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann hosted the finance ministers and central bank governors of the G7 states in Dresden from 27 to 29 May 2015. Among other things, it serves as preparation for the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau on 7-8 June 2015.

Jenny Erpenbeck

German author Jenny Erpenbeck awarded the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

Jenny Erpenbeck received the prestigious Independent Foreign Fiction Prize – now in its 25th year – for her novel “The End of Days”, being both the first living and the first female German writer ever to be awarded this accolade.

The westwork of Corvey abbey, Germany's newest UNESCO site

Imperial Abbey of Corvey inaugurated as World Heritage site

The Imperial Abbey of Corvey in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia has joined the list of German UNESCO World Heritage sites. On 26 May, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier unveiled the plaque marking the Abbey as a World Heritage site.

Ambassador Ammon received the Freedom of the City of London

Ambassador Ammon Receives Freedom of the City of London

Ambassador Ammon received the Freedom of the City of London at Chamberlain’s Court in London's Guildhall. With the toast "The youngest Freeman", the Chief Commoner welcomed the Ambassador into the group of Freemen of the City of London.

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.

Germany's frigate Bayern (pictured here in 2012) is currently taking part in the mission

Germany’s continues to take part in EU mission Atalanta

The Bundestag, Germany’s Parliament, has approved a Cabinet decision that German armed forces will continue to participate in the EU mission Atalanta in the Horn of Africa. The mission protects international commercial shipping and fights piracy.

Angela Merkel meeting the presidents of the largest business associations of the G7 states

G7 business associations at the Federal Chancellery

In the run-up to the G7 summit German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with the presidents of the largest business associations of the G7 states to discuss social and environmental principles in world trade. She espressed her delight at the business community advocating compliance with the OECD standards for corporate social responsibility worldwide.

HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, and Saxony’s Minister President 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 aboard the German frigate FGS Sachsen.

"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.

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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.