70th anniversary of Dachau concentration camp liberation: From remembrance arises responsibility for the future

70th Anniversary of Liberation of Dachau

"No, we will not forget!" said German Chancellor Merkel on the 70th anniversary of liberation of the Dachau concentration camp. Remembering the atrocities committed by the Nazi regime is a duty that we owe the future, according to Merkel.

Christian Gerhaher receives the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for Singer from soprano Dame Felicity Lott at the RPS Music Awards in London

German baritone Christian Gerhaher receives Royal Philharmonic Society’s Singer Award 2015

The Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) has awarded the 2015 singer prize to distinguished German baritone Christian Gerhaher, who was presented with a silver lyre trophy by soprano Dame Felicity Lott in a ceremony on 5 May at The Brewery, London.

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Destruction of Syrian chemical weapons transported to Germany completed

The destruction of the remnants of Syrian chemical weapons transported from Syria to Germany has been completed in the German city of Munster, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has announced.

Re:publica 2015

Digital conference Re:publica 2015 opens in Berlin

Europe’s largest Web 2.0 conference Re:publica opened its doors in Berlin on 5 May. Focusing on the topic of “Finding Europe”, internet experts will be discussing issues concerning today’s information society until Thursday 7 May.

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.

Jazz

Jazz in Germany

The Federal Republic of Germany’s Visitor Programme curated by Initiative Musik packed a lot into my six days as their guest, and I feel privileged to have gained such a full and rounded introduction to the German jazz scene.

Employment slightly up in March 2015 year on year

Employment in Germany slightly up in March

Employment in Germany rose by 0.6 percent year on year in March 2015 according to provisional calculations of the German Statistical Office. This means that roughly 42.5 million persons resident in Germany were in employment, which is an increase of 238,000 persons year on year.

Cambridge University

New German Studies Hub for Cambridge University

To further promote German Studies in the UK, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) joined forces with the University of Cambridge to create a new research hub on German Studies at the world-renowned university.

European Council in Dublin

Green light for reunification from the European Economic Community

On 28 April 1990 all heads of states and governments of the EEC welcomed the reunification of Germany at a special summit held in Dublin. This was an important step on the way to unity, as prior to that some of the twelve member states had raised concerns.

Chancellor Angela Merkel, Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb and UK Prime Minister David Cameron at the summit

Special European Council meeting on the deaths of refugees: Saving lives

In Brussels, the EU heads of state and government discussed steps to protect refugees. Funding for Triton und Poseidon is to be tripled. Germany will send two ships for support.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier opening the exhibition

Steinmeier opens exhibition 1945 – Defeat. Liberation. New Beginning.

Seventy years after the liberation of Germany and the end of the Second World War, the Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum) is presenting an exhibition on the immediate post-war period in 12 European countries. Foreign Minister Steinmeier opened the exhibition in Berlin on 23 April.

A screen grab taken from a video released by ISIS allegedly showing the destruction of parts of a frieze at the ancient Iraqi town of Nimrud

Germany and Iraq announce joint initiative within UN in response to ISIS' destruction of cultural property

"It is high time for the international community to join forces to save Iraq’s cultural property from the barbaric acts committed by the ISIS terrorist group," said Minister of State Maria Böhmer as representatives of Germany and Iraq announced a joint initiative to draft a UN General Assembly resolution in response to the destruction and looting of cultural property by ISIS

Berlin

German Government expects 1.8% GDP growth

The German economy is expected to grow by 1.8 percent in 2015 and 2016, said Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, as he presented Germany’s latest growth forecast on 22 April.

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!

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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.