Steinmeier in June 2014

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on MH17 disaster and situation in Ukraine

On 22 July, ahead of a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier made a statement on the MH17 disaster and the current situation in Ukraine, saying that Russia "has not fulfilled its obligations as we would wish", and calling for "increased pressure."

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a press conference in Berlin, 18 July 2014.

Merkel and Steinmeier call on Putin to use influence in Ukraine

In a telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has once again called upon him to exert his influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine so that a meeting of the contact group - made up of representatives from the OCSCE, Ukraine and Russia - with the separatists can take place as soon as possible.

German President Joachim Gauck lays a wreath on the 20 July memorial plaque in the Bendlerblock, Berlin, 20 July 2014

70th anniversary of 20 July 1944 Hitler assassination attempt

On 20 July, the 70th anniversary of the 1944 attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler and topple the Third Reich was commemorated in Berlin.

A dinner at the German Embassy for the Constitutional Court delegation, 18 July 2014

Delegation from the German Constitutional Court in London

From 17 to 19 July, a delegation from the German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) were in London on an official visit to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, July 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrates her 60th birthday

On 17 July, German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrated her 60th birthday. Take a look at this article to learn more about Merkel's life and career up to now.

Ambassador Ammon at Farnborough International Airshow, 15 July 2014

German delegation visits Farnborough International Airshow

On 15 July, a German delegation headed by the Parliamentary Undersecretary of the German Ministry of Defence, Dr Ralf Brauksiepe, and the German Ambassador, Dr Peter Ammon, visited the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire - a major event in the international aersopace and defence industry calendar.

Forum delegates at the German House, 15 July 2014

29th British-German Forum visits London

On 15 July, the German Embassy hosted its traditional buffet lunch for delegates to the annual British-German Forum. This was part of a programme of events in London for Forum participants.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech at the 5th Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin, 14 July 2014

Petersberg Dialogue on Climate Change

On 14 July, German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke at the 5th Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin, calling for greater commitment to climate protection worldwide.

Foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier participates in nuclear talks on Iran in Vienna, 13 July 2014

Steinmeier in Vienna: "German-American relations are indispensable"

On 13 July, Foreign Minister Steinmeier met with his US counterpart John Kerry in Vienna on the margins of the E3+3 negotiations with Iran on its nuclear programme. At a joint press conference, Steinmeier stated that German-American relations were necessary and indispensable.

Eugen Ruge

Win a copy of Eugen Ruge's best-seller In Times of Fading Light

We're giving away three copies of In Times of Fading Light, by German Book Prize winner Eugen Ruge. This is the English translation of his first novel In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts.

Ambassador Ammon (left) with German politician and former Bavarian State Minister Werner Schnappauf (right)

Germany wins 4th World Cup Title

On the evening of 13 July, fans from Germany and the UK gathered at the German Embassy to watch the 2014 World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina in Rio's Maracana Stadium.

Hague and Steinmeier in Berlin

Steinmeier and Hague: Joint Statement on Commemorating Srebrenica

On 11 July, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and British Foreign Secretary William Hague issued a joint statement commemorating the 19th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, "a tragedy which should never have been allowed to occur."

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 – 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


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.