Official opening of "Germany: Memories of a Nation"

Official opening of British Museum's 'Germany: Memories of a Nation'

On 20 October, the British Museum's new exhibition Germany: Memories of a Nation was officially opened  by German Government Commissioner for Culture Monika Grütters.

Ambassador Peter Ammon speaking during the service

300th Anniversary of the Hanoverian Accession and the Coronation of George I

On 20 October a special service marking the 300th anniversary of the Hanoverian Accession and the coronation of George I took place at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Steinmeier (right) with John Kerry on 21 October in Berlin

Germany increases humanitarian aid for Iraq

Germany is providing a further €20 million for humanitarian aid for the people of Iraq. These funds will be available immediately and will be used mainly to provide winter relief to refugees and internally displaced persons.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier gives a press conference following the FAC meeting in Luxembourg, 20 October 2014

EU Foreign Ministers call for coordinated action against Ebola

On 20 October, the EU Foreign Affairs Council consultations in Luxembourg focused on tackling the Ebola epidemic and its global impact. 

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier speaks at the opening of the World Health Summit in Berlin, 19 October 2014

Steinmeier: Ebola "a threat to international peace and security"

On 19 October, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier addressed the World Health Summit in Berlin. Whilst the Summit covers a whole range of health policy issues, the key focus of this year's meeting is the Ebola epidemic.

Jurgen Schulz (Director General Security Policy, German Foreign Office); Hartmut Meyer (Fellow, University of Oxford); Rem Korteweg (Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform); Prof Malcolm Chalmers (Research Director, Royal United Services Institute)

Reviewing German foreign policy in a changing Europe

With rising conflicts threatening the stability of Europe’s neighbourhood, Germany’s foreign policy has come under renewed scrutiny. Many observers are asking whether Germany should play a more active role in solving international crises. This question was at the centre of the workshop “Reviewing German Foreign Policy in a changing Europe”, hosted by the London branch of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) on 16 October 2014.

Dr Edmund Stoiber speaks at a German Embassy event on EU regulation, 14 October 2013

Cutting red tape in Europe: High Level Group report published

On 14 October 2014, the EU's "High Level Group on Administrative Burdens" launched its final report, entitled "Cutting Red Tape in Europe – Legacy and Outlook". The working group, chaired by former Minister-President of Bavaria, Dr Edmund Stoiber, was set up in 2007 to find ways to simplify EU legislation and reduce EU bureaucracy. 

Syrian Kurdish refugees at a camp near Sulaymaniyah, Iraq, 16 October 2014

Increasing Germany's commitment to humanitarian aid

Germany is providing humanitarian assistance to alleviate human suffering caused by conflicts and natural disasters on an ever larger scale. This is underpinned by the report on German humanitarian aid abroad 2010/2013 adopted by the government on 16 October. During this period, German assistance totalled approximately €1.13 billion.

Day of German Unity celebrations at the Embassy

Celebrating the Day of German Unity

On 15 October, the Embassy hosted its annual celebration of the Day of German Unity. Ambassador Peter Ammon and his wife Marliese Heimann-Ammon welcomed numerous guests from Britain and Germany to commemorate not only the reunification of Germany on 3 October 1990, but also the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks on ASEM in the Bundestag, Berlin, 16 October 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends ASEM Summit

From 16 to 17 October, German Chancellor Angela Merkel  attended the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Milan. The summit represented an opportunity to discuss issues of common interest to both European and Asian countries.

Funding for WWI projects for schools and youth groups

UK-German Connection offers a flexible funding scheme for schools, colleges and youth groups planning to undertake joint WWI-related projects involving young people from the UK and Germany.

Fall of the Berlin Wall (November 1989)

25 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

In November 1989, the Berlin Wall came crashing down, leading to the eventual reunification of Germany. Cheering crowds on both sides of the Wall celebrated a new beginning for Germany. Take a look at this page to learn more about the wide range of projects and events commemorating the Fall of the Wall this year, in both Germany and the UK.

Pension consultation

International pensions consultations: Your German and British pension rights

On 28 and 29 October the annual international pension consultations will take place in London. Here you will find more information about this event, which will be held at the German YMCA / Lancaster Hall Hotel this year.

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.