Angela Merkel arriving at the European Union headquarters to attend the summit on 22 June 2015

Stepping up efforts to combat terrorism: German government condemns attacks

The German government has strongly condemned the most recent acts of terrorism. Chancellor Angela Merkel has sent her condolences to the Tunisian and French Presidents and to the Emir of Kuwait.

E3+3 talks in Vienna

Steinmeier: Encouraging start to the nuclear talks with Iran

Foreign Minister Steinmeier travelled to Vienna 28 June for the E3+3 nuclear talks with Iran. He described the start of the talks as “encouraging”. However, some specific issues still have to be resolved to find a comprehensive agreement in the upcoming days.

Germany's Simone Laudehr and Amel Majri of France vie for the ball during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 quarter final

Women's World Cup 2015: Germany faces US team after seeing off France in thrilling quarter-final

In a tense and dramatic affair on Friday night, the German side beat France 5-4 on penalties. Now, they are just one step away from their fifth Women’s World Cup final - where they might face the Lionesses.

Europe Minister Roth at LSE

German Europe Minister Michael Roth in London: We want a strong UK in the EU

German Europe Minister Michael Roth arrived in London for a two day visit on 25 June 2015. In London, the Minister met with David Lidington MP, Minister of State for Europe, and Pat McFadden MP, Labour’s Shadow Europe Minister. Afterwards, he spoke at the London School of Economics about the UK’s relationship with the EU.

Queen Elizabeth II  and German President Joachim Gauck meet students at Schloss Bellevue in Berlin

Queen in Germany

On Friday, Germany said good-bye to Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, following the royal couple's four day State visit to Germany. During the visit, The Queen met with German President Joachim Gauck, Chancellor Angela Merkel, and members of the public.

Afghan refugee

Global refugee crisis: 60 million forcibly displaced

According to the UNHCR, 59.5 million people were forcibly displaced all over the world by the end of 2014 - the highest number ever recorded. Germany hosted roughly 217,000 refugees, that is 15% more than a year earlier. In order to counter the multiple and complex causes, the German Government promotes a common European multi-dimensional approach.

Cameron and Merkel at the G7 Summit in Germany earlier this month

Merkel met with Cameron as Steinmeier met with Hammond

Today, Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Prime Minister David Cameron at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin. The two leaders met at 3:45pm BST (4:45pm local time). Foreign Ministers Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Philip Hammond also met.

Max Raabe (second left) with members of the audience

Max Raabe and Christoph Israel give concert to mark 25 years of German unity at Wigmore Hall

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of German reunification, the German Embassy invited German singer Max Raabe to perform yesterday at Wigmore Hall, accompanied by Berlin-based pianist Christoph Israel.

Angela Merkel arriving at the European Union headquarters to attend the summit on 22 June 2015

Merkel: Progress has been made, but further intense work necessary

As the latest Greek reform proposals are being assessed by the institutions, the German Chancellor hopes that Greece can remain within the Eurozone.

Ambassador Peter Ammon at the Royal United Services Institute on 18 June 2015

Ambassador Ammon: UK must and can play a major role in Europe today

200 years after the Battle of Waterloo, we can see that it was only the creation of the European Union that offered an alternative to the old European order built on a dangerous military balance of power, Ambassador Peter Ammon said as he attended a private viewing of the Waterloo exhibition at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) on 18 June 2015.

Angela Merkel speaking in the Bundestag on 18 June 2015

Merkel hopes for UK to remain strong partner in a strong EU

Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes the United Kingdom will remain a strong and active partner within the EU, she said in a Government statement on 18 June, ahead of the European Council meeting in Brussels next week (25 and 26 June).

Hamburg port at dusk

City Profile: Hamburg

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, and a German state at the same time. It is well-known for its busy port, which is among the largest in the world, as well as its history as part of the Hanseatic League.

Demonstrators throwing stones at Soviet tanks during the riots on 17 June 1953 in East Berlin

Remembering the victims of the 17 June 1953 Uprising in former East Germany

The German Government today remembers the victims of the uprising of 17 June 1953. At least 55 insurgents died during the uprising in former East Germany 62 years ago.

l-r: French Ambassador Sylvie Bermann, FCO Special Representative Sir David King, Ambassador Peter Ammon at the FCO

Climate Diplomacy Day puts focus on German-French-British cooperation

To mark Climate Diplomacy Day the German and French Ambassadors met with the Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative on climate change at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to raise awareness of climate action.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier on 13 June 2015

The future of the EU budget

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the European Commission, opened a conference of experts at the Federal Foreign Office on the future of the EU’s multiannual financial framework on 15 June.

Highlights of Berlin

Professional Tour for British Teachers of History

The German Embassy London, together with the Federal Foreign Office, annually organises a professional tour for British teachers of history in Berlin. Applications for the tour from 25-30 October 2015 are now open until 13 September 2015.

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Ambassador Peter Ammon

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Dr Peter Ammon is the German Ambassador to the Court of St. James's.

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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.