Foreign Affairs Council Meeting in Luxembourg: German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Refugee tragedy in the Mediterranean

Following the drowning of nearly 1,000 people in the Mediterranean on 19 April, Foreign Minister Steinmeier said that "this tragedy leaves us lost for words". Speaking in Luxembourg on 20 April, he welcomed that the EU was "addressing this issue with the necessary urgency".

German Chancellor at G7 Dialogue with Civil Society

Chancellor Angela Merkel at G7 Dialogue Forum

In preparation for the G7 Summit at Schloss Elmau in Bavaria in June 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel met national and international representatives of non-governmental organisations at the G7 Dialogue Forum in Berlin on 20 April.

Steinmeier marking the 70 anniversary of the liberation of Sachsenhausen concentration camp

"Memory has no expiry date" – Steinmeier commemorates liberation of Sachsenhausen

In an emotional speech on 19 April marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp and the 50th anniversary of German-Israeli diplomatic relations, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that "memory has no expiry date". Click here to read his speech in full.

All fiscal policy targets that Germany laid out in last year's Stability Programme were achieved in full

Germany's debt to decrease, as economy continues to grow above average

Germany’s debt ratio is expected to keep falling while rising employment is predicted to set a new record this year. By 2019, German debt is expected to fall to about 61 percent of GDP.

"Exploring the Emerging Digital Frontiers: From Mind to Market" at the German Embassy

Exploring the Emerging Digital Frontiers: From Mind to Market

On 17 April, Minister Dr Andreas Prothmann, Head of the Economic Department of the German Embassy London, hosted an afternoon of presentations, lectures and a panel discussion on the topic “Exploring the Emerging Digital Frontiers: From Mind to Market”. The event took place as part of the Embassy Talks Series.

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!

G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Lübeck

G7 Foreign Ministers met in Lübeck: Strong signal of unity

German Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier hosted his counterparts from the G7 states and the EU's High Representative in Lübeck today for the second and last day of the G7 Foreign Ministers meeting.

Steinmeier speaking at the G7 Foreign Ministers meeting

G7-climate study: Fighting climate change together

Food shortages and difficult access to water can trigger outflows of refugees and outbreaks of violence, concludes a climate study on behalf of the G7 countries. "The impact of climate change is posing a growing challenge to peace and stability," German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.

Anne McElvoy and Eugen Ruge

A literary evening with Eugen Ruge

Tania Freiin von Uslar-Gleichen, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., hosted an exclusive event with the renowned German writer Eugen Ruge, the journalist Anne McElvoy, the actor and voice artist Simon Kane and the literary translator Anthea Bell at the German Ambassador’s Residence in London on 14 April 2015.

Günter Grass

Germany mourns Günter Grass

German author and Nobel Prize laureate Günter Grass died on 13 April 2015 in Lübeck. In him, German has lost one of its greatest, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said. Chancellor Angela Merkel said Grass shaped post-War Germany like few others have.

Laurent Fabius of France, Pavlo Klimkin of Ukraine, Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany, and Sergey Lavrov of Russia

Foreign Ministers meet in Berlin to discuss Ukraine crisis

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met his counterparts from France, Russia and Ukraine in Berlin on 13 April to discuss the crisis in Ukraine. After several hours of discussion, the four foreign ministers agreed on further steps to de-escalate the crisis.

Phoenix premier in Berlin in 2014

Win tickets for UK preview of German film Phoenix

The Embassy has teamed up with Soda Pictures to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets for the UK preview of German director Christian Petzold’s latest film Phoenix on 5 May 2015 at the British Film Institute (BFI) Southbank in London.

Chancellor Angela Merkel at the opening of Hannover Messe 2015

Merkel and Modi open Hannover Messe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have opened Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology.

Upper Harz Mining Museum in Goslar in the state of Lower Saxony

German Tourism continues to boom

The number of overnight stays by foreign visitors in Germany reached 4.9 million in February 2015, constituting an increase of 11 percent compared with February 2014. Overnight stays by German and foreign visitors combined, stood at 25.1 million, the Federal Statistical Office report.

Model of the Berlin Palace

Neil MacGregor to chair advisory board of Humboldt-Forum in Berlin

Director of the British Museum Neil MacGregor steps down at the end of the year to become the chair of a committee advising the Humboldt-Forum in Berlin.

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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.