Germany's Schleswig-Holstein earlier this year

Germany's Schleswig-Holstein frigate takes part in Cougar 2014

German frigate Schleswig-Holstein has joined the Royal Navy’s Response Force Task Group (RFTG) as part of Cougar 14 – the annual RFTG workout that visits several countries in the Mediterranean and Gulf region.

Oktoberfest 2014

Oktoberfest in the UK

Do you wish you had a chance to head to Germany this year for the annual Oktoberfest? Don't despair, there are several places right here in the UK putting on their very own Oktoberfest events. Click here for a selection of some of them.

Michael Roth in January 2014

Roth: "Germany in a changing EU"

Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe at the German Foreign Office has spoken in Dublin at the Institute of International and European Affairs about "Germany in a changing EU". In his speech on 22 September, he outlined Germany's European Union Policy. Read the speech in full here.

Afghan election candidates sign agreement on unity government

Afghanistan: German government welcomes government of national unity

The German government welcomes the agreement reached by the two presidential contenders, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, to establish a government of national unity.

Ebola awareness poster in Freetown, Sierra Leone

German Government increases aid for fight against Ebola

In view of the dramatic situation in West Africa, an interministerial meeting on Germany’s engagement in the fight against the Ebola outbreak was held at the Federal Foreign Office on 19 September, headed by State Secretary Markus Ederer.

Bertelsmann Stiftung building in Gütersloh

Social justice improving in Germany

Social justice has been improving in Germany: it is one of the few EU Member States to see a positive trend since 2008 in social justice within its society. This is largely thanks to positive developments in the labour market.

Goslar, a historic town in Lower Saxony

Germany increasingly popular among British tourists

Germany-bound visitors from the United Kingdom peaked again in the first half of 2014, as overnight stays by British visitors rose by  4.9% compared to the first half of 2013.

Steinmeier speaking to the press earlier this month

Steinmeier: Referendum results are positive decision for Scotland, the UK and Europe

The independence referendum in Scotland "highlights the United Kingdom’s exemplary democratic culture," said German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier today, as he welcomed the results of the referendum.

Johnanna Wanka

Germany’s High-tech strategy – turning ideas into innovations faster

The German government passed a new high-tech strategy at the beginning of September, which will strengthen economic growth and prosperity by accelerating the path between scientific research and its practical application.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Chancellor Merkel at cabinet meeting on 17 September

Germany to support EU civilian mission in Ukraine

The German cabinet approved the participation of up to 20 civilian experts and police officers from Germany in the EU Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine) at a meeting on 17 September 2014.

Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier this month

Germany condemns murder of UK aid worker David Haines

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier expressed their horror at the brutal murder of David Haines by the terror group Islamic State.

University of Hamburg

In Focus: Studying and Internships in Germany

Click here for information about studying and interning in Germany. Filled with tips on everything from putting a university application together to working out potential living costs, this is a great place to start if you're considering continuing your education or kick-starting your career in Germany.

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.

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.