German government announces measures to support EU migrants and curb benefit abuse

The German government has announced further support for municipalities and cities disproportionately affected by an influx of EU migrants. In addition, new measures were proposed to prevent the abuse of social security systems.

Steinmeier in July 2014

Steinmeier and Merkel welcome meeting between Putin and Poroshenko

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier have welcomed news of Ukrainian President Poroshenko's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Minsk on 26 August.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, 20 August 2014

Iraq: Germany to decide on arms supplies by Sunday

Germany is willing to provide the Kurds in northern Iraq with arms and ammunition. The government will decide on arms supplies by 31 August, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel in an interview. She will give a government statement in the German Bundestag on 1 September.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the 2014 Ambassadors Conference

Steinmeier: "Germany must dare to shoulder greater responsiblility internationally"

Here you can find German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier's opening speech at the Ambassadors Conference on 25 August 2014 in Berlin. Please note that this is a translation of the advance text.

Chancellor Angela Merkel, Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen, and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin on 27 August.

Steinmeier on Gaza: "Long-term solutions needed"

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has welcomed an open-ended ceasefire in the Middle East, which took effect on Tuesday evening. Now it is important that negotiations continue, Steinmeier said in a statement on 27 August.

Ambassadors Conference in Berlin

Ambassadors Conference 2014: Daring to shoulder greater responsibility internationally

The heads of Germany’s missions abroad meet once a year to discuss current foreign policy issues. The focus of this year’s Ambassadors Conference is "A Fresh Look at German Foreign Policy".

British and German Youth remember the Fallen

Reconciliation above Graves – Work for Peace

In the last few days, a very special German-British youth encounter took place for the 53rd time in Staffordshire. Once again this year, 25 young Germans and Britons aged 16-17 tended the graves of nearly 5,000 German soldiers and civilians who lost their lives in the two World Wars and are buried in the German Military Cemetery at Cannock Chase.

Fritz Lang's M

Win tickets for Fritz Lang's "M" at the BFI

We're giving away a pair of tickets for Fritz Lang's undisputed classic "M" at BFI Southbank in London. For a chance to see this world-famous psychological thriller, simply answer one question.

German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks at a press conference presenting the German Environment Agency's annual report, 19 August 2014

German government pledges €1.85 billion to climate protection in developing countries

This year, the German government has pledged €1.85 billion to support the development of climate protection measures in developing countries, where the negative effects of climate change are already making themselves felt.

Steinmeier in July 2014

Neutralisation of Syrian chemical weapons successfully completed

The neutralisation of Syrian chemical weapons aboard the US naval ship Cape Ray was successfully completed on 19 August. Germany played a major role throughout the process, and will also handle the safe destruction of this chemical material from September.

A firework display over the Rhine in Düsseldorf, celebrating the city's annual Japan Day

Visiting Germany

Planning a holiday? Take a look at the huge range of destinations Germany has to offer – our special feature is crammed with ideas on where to go and what to do.

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Professional Tour for British Teachers of History

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in London, together with the Federal Foreign Office, organises a professional tour for British teachers of history in Berlin from 26 to 31 October 2014.

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.

300 Years of British-German Royal Ties

'Kings and Queens, House of Hanover' Presentation Pack

The 300th Anniversary of this British-German royal link in 2014 will be celebrated by numerous events in Britain and Germany.