A musical evening with Jan Vogler and Friends

A musical evening with Jan Vogler and Friends

On Wednesday, 29 October 2014, Ambassador Dr Peter Ammon hosted an exclusive concert with renowned German cellist Jan Vogler at the German House. The concert was organised in cooperation with the Foundation of Arts and Music for Dresden, and took place in the presence of His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent KG.

Berlin

Employment up again in September

In September 2014, roughly 42.9 million persons resident in Germany were in employment. Compared with September 2013, this was an increase of 387,000 persons, the Federal Statistical Office reports.

Agreement signed on tax data exchange

Joining forces to fight tax evasion

The automatic exchange of information on financial accounts around the world is coming. More than fifty countries have committed to this at an international tax conference hosted by Federal Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble.

Steinmeier in Nigeria

Close coordination in the fight against Ebola

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Walter Lindner, Germany's special representative for the fight against Ebola, and Christoph Strässer, Germany's Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, met representatives of humanitarian aid agencies to discuss the current situation in the regions affected by Ebola.

Ambassador Ammon is interviewed by the London Evening Standard, 27 October 2014

Interview with Ambassador Ammon in the London Evening Standard

An interview with the German Ambassador to the Court of St. James's, Dr Peter Ammon, appeared in the London Evening Standard on 29 October. Take a look at the online version here.

Dr Norbert Röttgen (CDU), head of the German Bundestag's Foreign Affairs Committee

Bundestag Foreign Affairs Committee visits London

Dr Norbert Röttgen, head of the German Bundestag's Foreign Affairs Committee, visited London from 28 to 29 October at the invitation of his British counterpart Sir Richard Ottoway. Dr Röttgen was accompanied by a delegation from the Bundestag Committee, including Philipp Mißfelder, Stefan Liebich and Marieluise Beck.

Remembrance

Funding for WWI projects for schools and youth groups

A new flexible funding scheme is available for WWI-related projects involving young people from the UK and Germany. The grants, provided by UK-German Connection, are designed to facilitate joint learning and open discussions on topics related to World War One.

Two women play with their children at the refugee home in Essen, Germany, 29 September 2014

Significant progress made, but challenges remain: Report on situation for migrants in Germany

A new report on the situation of migrants in Germany has been presented to the German Bundestag by Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration Aydan Özoğuz.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in September 2014

Conference on Syrian refugees in Berlin

At the request of Syria’s neighbours and in response to urgent calls for action by the UN, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier invited 20 foreign ministers and 10 international organisations to the "Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation – supporting stability in the region", which took place in Berlin on 28 October 2014.

Votes counted after Ukraine parliamentary elections

Parliamentary elections in Ukraine: Vote for a fresh start

The people of Ukraine have voted, some of them under difficult circumstances, for a fresh and pro-European start. German government spokesperson Steffen Seibert congratulated Ukrainians on their "clear and courageous vote".

Frankfurt Skyline

German banks pass ECB stress tests

The European Central Bank (ECB) has just published the results of its most comprehensive stress tests yet. All 25 German banks subjected to the tests have passed, and no further measures are necessary.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the commemoration ceremony in Nieuwpoort, 28 October 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends Ypres commemorations

On 28 October, German Chancellor Angela Merkel attended commemorations for the 100th anniversary of the First Battle of Ypres.

Einstürzende Neubauten in Hamburg in 2008

Competition: win tickets to see Einstürzende Neubauten in London

On 19 November, legendary German band Einstürzende Neubauten are bringing their new show, Lament, to Koko in London. Enter our competition to be in with a chance of winning two tickets for the concert.

Frankfurt am Main

Germany increasingly popular among Britons

Only days after the British Museum launched its new exhibition "Germany: Memories of a Nation", the German National Tourist Office (GNTO) confirms this interest in Germany with a rise in the number of overnight stays by visitors from the UK.

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.

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

German missions in the UK