Winners of the German Teacher Award 2014

Calling all German Teachers in the UK!

If you know a truly outstanding German teacher at your school – make sure that their dedication and excellence get the recognition they deserve!

Bundestag votes on the assistance programme for Greece

Greece: Bundestag extends assistance programme with great majority

The German Bundestag agreed to extend the second assistance programme for Greece on 27 February. A total of 542 Bundestag MPs voted in favour of the extension, while 32 MPs voted against it - 13 MPs abstained. With this the Bundestag has given Greece green light to extend the assistance programme by four more months.

Foreign Ministers Pavlo Klimkin and Frank-Walter Steinmeier (background); Laurent Fabius and und Sergey Lavrov (foreground)

Foreign Ministers met in Paris to discuss situation in Ukraine

The Foreign Ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine called for an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine following their meeting in Paris on Tuesday, 24 February.

Ambassador Ammon to speak at this year's German Symposium

The annual German Symposium organised by the LSESU German Society will centre around the topic "Facing new responsibilities: Germany's new role in Europe and beyond?". On Tuesday, 10 March Ambassador Ammon will be part of the panel focusing on EU Foreign Policy.

Naomi Burrell, Immanuel Voigt and Jaqueline Pischorn

Mansion House Concert with Young Musicians from German-speaking Countries

The annual cultural event of the year amongst the German speaking community in Cardiff, the Mansion House Concert, took place last week in the Lord Mayor's Mansion in Cardiff with performances of young talented musicians from German-speaking countries.

Reichstag building in Berlin

German Government recorded budget surplus of 18 billion euros in 2014

For the first time since German reunification 25 years ago, the German government achieved a surplus of roughly 18.0 billion euros (14.176 billion British pounds) in 2014, according to updated results of the German Statistical Office (Destatis).

Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of LSE; German Deputy Finance Minister Steffen Kampeter; Andrea Leadsom, Economic Secretary to the Treasury; Richard Dnodde, Co-CEO Goldman Sachs International

Panel discussion on EU Capital Markets Union

German Deputy Finance Minister Steffen Kampeter attended a panel discussion in London on creating an EU Capital Markets Union on 23 February. The panel also included Andrea Leadsom, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of LSE, and Richard Dnodde, Co-CEO Goldman Sachs International.

Chancellor Angela Merkel on 21 February 2015

Merkel: standards needed for "Industrie 4.0", the fourth industrial revolution

The digitalisation of industrial production is “decisive” in guaranteeing prosperity, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. However, standards are needed and should be implemented at a European level, she added.

Pope Francis meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Merkel meets with Pope Francis

Pope Francis has received Chancellor Angela Merkel for a private audience on 21 February. Their meeting looked at the agenda for Germany's G7 Presidency.

HafenCity in Hamburg

Immigration to Germany up in the first half of 2014

A total of 667,000 people immigrated to Germany in the first six months of 2014. Most of the new arrivals came from within the European Union. The new immigration figures constitute an increase of 112,000 (or 20 per cent), compared with the same period of 2013, the Federal Statistical Office reports.

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2015

Energy Transition Conference in Berlin 26/27 March 2015

Germany’s Federal Government is initiating an international dialogue to tackle energy challenges on an industrial and system-wide scale, including organising an international conference on this topic.


Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination, open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving there from all over the world. 

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.

German missions in the UK