Berlin

43 million persons in employment for the first time

For the first time, the number of persons in employment in Germany rose to over 43 million. In October 2014, 43.006 million persons resident in Germany were in employment according to the Federal Statistical Office.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble speaks to the Bundestag, 25 November 2014

German federal budget 2015: no new net borrowing

In 2015, Germany's federal budget will take on no new net borrowing for the first time since 1969.

Dr Andreas Prothmann with a graduate

Embassy’s Economic Minister presents certificates to graduates of the European College of Business and Management

On 21 November, Dr Andreas Prothmann, the Embassy’s Economic Minister, spoke at the Graduation Ceremony of the European College of Business and Mangement (ECBM) at the Armoury House of the Honourable Artillery Company in London.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, EU envoy Catherine Ashton and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Vienna, 24 November 2014

Iran nuclear programme: negotiations extended

Following days of negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme in Vienna, the E3 + 3 states and Iran have agreed to extend the talks.

Schloss Elmau

German G7 presidency: key topics for the summit announced

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has presented the topics of Germany's G7 Presidency to her cabinet. The G7 Summit June 2015 in Schloss Elmau in Upper Bavaria will focus on the global economy as well as on key issues regarding foreign, security and development policy.

German Mine Hunter Datteln at sea

German Mine Hunter Datteln at London Docks

The German Mine Hunter Datteln is currently visiting London. As part of the NATO Mine Counter Measure Group 1 (SNMCMG1) the Datteln is berthed since Wednesday 19 November 2014 at the West India Docks.

Green Climate Fund Conference in Berlin, 20 November 2014

$9.3 billion initial funding agreed for Green Climate Fund

With initial financing of $9.3 billion the Green Climate Fund (GCF) will make a substantial contribution to climate action in developing countries. More countries have announced to make their pledges by the end of the year. This is the outcome of the international Pledging Conference, hosted by the German government in Berlin on 20 November.

German Government Commissioner Monika Grütters in Berlin, 24 November 2014

Schwabing Art Trove: shedding light on looted art

The Stiftung Kunstmuseum Bern (Foundation of the Museum of Fine Arts Bern) has accepted the bequest of Cornelius Gurlitt. The German government, the state of Bavaria and the Foundation of the Museum of Fine Arts Bern have agreed that the Schwabing Art Trove Task Force will continue to investigate the provenance of the collection’s works in order to determine which ones are Nazi-looted art.

Vice Admiral Andreas Krause with Admiral Sir George Zambellas

Chief of the German Navy visits First Sea Lord

The new Chief of the German Navy, Vice Admiral Andreas Krause, visited his British counterpart First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, on Tuesday 18 November 2014.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, 18 November 2014

Steinmeier condemns Jerusalem attack

On 18 November, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued a statement concerning the fatal attacks on worshippers in a synagogue in Jerusalem, calling it "a terrible transgression in an already extremely tense situation."

Gerd Müller with Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul on 18 November 2014

German support for Afghanistan

German Development Minister Gerd Müller visited Kabul on 18 November 2014 to assure the new Afghan government of continued German support.

The Reichstag

Germany in the 21st Century – Conference at the British Museum

On 17 November, a one-day conference took place at the British Museum, organised by the Embassy in co-operation with Chatham House and the British Museum. Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the event explored today's Germany from different perspectives.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers the Annual Lowy Lecture at the Lowy Institute in Sydney,  17 November 2014

Merkel speaks on Ukraine crisis

In a speech at Australia's Lowy Institute, German Chancellor Angela Merkel once again put forward the German government's approach to resolving the Ukraine crisis. No stone is to be left unturned in the effort to find a diplomatic solution to the conflict.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Denmark's Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond at the European Foreign Affairs Council

Comprehensive agenda at EU Foreign Ministers meeting in Brussels

EU Foreign Ministers met in Brussels on 17 November. In addition to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, the situation in Ukraine and the Ebola outbreak were also discussed at the monthly meeting.

Ambassador Peter Ammon

Ambassador Ammon presents his credentials to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, 5 November 2014

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 is being celebrated with numerous exciting and colourful events in Britain and Germany throughout 2014.

German missions in the UK