Solar tree in Ulm

'Energiewende': "the German equivalent of the project to get the first man on the moon"

Economic Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Foreign Minister Steinmeier opened the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue on 26 March. The international energy conference is an opportunity to exchange views with international partners on Germany’s 'Energiewende', the transformation of its energy system.

Chancellor Merkel arriving near the crash site

4U 9525: Merkel visits crash site

Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the crash site of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 on 25 March 2015. She was accompanied by the Presidents of France and Spain, Hollande and Rajoy.

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2015

'Energiewende': "the German equivalent of the project to get the first man on the moon"

Economic Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Foreign Minister Steinmeier opened the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue on 26 March. The international energy conference is an opportunity to exchange views with international partners on Germany’s 'Energiewende', the transformation of its energy system.

Chancellor Merkel welcomes Greek Prime Minister Tsipras in Berlin

Tsipras in Berlin

Chancellor Merkel emphasised the importance of German-Greek co-operation based on trust, following the first talks with Greek Prime Minister Tsipras in Berlin on 23 March.

John Ryeland, Honorary Consul in Dover and Ambassador Peter Ammon

Honorary Consul John Ryeland awarded Cross of the Order of Merit

On 23 March 2015 John Ryeland was awarded the prestigious Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. The insignia of this outstanding award were presented by Ambassador Dr Peter Ammon at a special award ceremony at the Ambassador’s residence in London.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Philip Hammond in London

Steinmeier in London for Iran talks

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier attended talks on the Iranian nuclear programme in London on Saturday (21 March) together with his UK, French and US counterparts, Philip Hammond, Laurent Fabius and John Kerry, as well as the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini.

Chancellor Merkel talking to the press following the European Council

European energy union in focus

The European Council intends to link the sanctions against Russia with the complete implementation of the Minsk Agreement. The heads of European states and governments paved the way for an energy union. At the fringes Greece's efforts for reforms, as well as Iran's nuclear programme were also discussed.

Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel

More than 300,000 international students in Germany

More than 300,000 international students study in Germany, while about 140,000 Germans study abroad, figures from Germany’s Ministry of Education and Research show.

Minister Müller visits refugees

Lebanon: Germany pledges additional €55 million

Nearly one in three people in Lebanon are refugees from Syria. To help solve the crisis, Germany’s Development Minister Gerd Müller has pledged an additional €55 million.

Organisation for Economic  Co-operation and Development

German and Eurozone economies to grow faster than expected

The German economy is expected to grow faster than previously thought, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says in its latest Interim Economic Assessment.

Frigate Schleswig-Holstein departs for UN mission behind Frigate Lübeck

Coping with developing security challenges: the German Government is stepping forward

In the context of its medium-term fiscal planning the German Government announced today the intention to increase defence investment throughout to 2019.

Some of the money will be used for infrastructure investments

Federal budget: Investments to go up without taking on further debt

The German Cabinet has agreed on its medium-term economic plan. Investment is going to continue to rise for the coming years, while the government will not have to take on new debt.

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.

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.

German missions in the UK

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.