A Syrian refugee enters Turkey, 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.

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.


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.

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.

German Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble, who will host the Global Forum, in Berlin, 20 October 2014

Germany to host OECD Global Forum on Tax

Germany is to host the OECD Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes in Berlin from 28 to 29 October. The summit will see the signing of a key agreement against tax evasion.

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.

European Summit Brussels

EU Summit: Climate and energy targets agreed

On the first day of their meeting in Brussels, the EU's heads of state and government focused on climate targets for 2030. They agreed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. The leaders also discussed the Ebola outbreak, the ISIS threat and the conflict in Ukraine.

Student in Lecture Hall

Education in Germany 2014: Education Report

On 23 October, the German Cabinet approved the Education in Germany 2014 report, provided by the German Ministry of Education and Research. The report demonstrates a series of positive developments in the German education system.

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.

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

German missions in the UK