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Ukraine: Hopes for a diplomatic solution

17 April 2014 | Federal Government
Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Budestag on 9 April 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel continues her efforts to find a diplomatic approach to defusing the crisis in Ukraine, said deputy government spokesperson Georg Streiter, following another telephone conversation between Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Intergovernmental Council on Climate Change presents report in Berlin

16 April |
Call to move away from fossil fuels

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its latest report on reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Berlin on Sunday (13 April).

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi in Germany

11 April 2014 | Federal Foreign Office
Aung San Suu Kyi and Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, opposition leader from Myanmar, at the Federal Foreign Office on 10 April. Their talks focuses on domestic developments in Myanmar and on bilateral relations.

IMF World Economic Outlook: Much praise for Germany

11 April 2014 | Federal Government
Financial district in Frankfurt

A stable labour market, rising domestic demand and more investment – according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Germany is doing almost everything right. Overall, the world economy can look to the future with confidence.

Steinmeier: Foreign policy is the opposite of undue military zeal

10 April 2014 | Federal Foreign Office, German Embassy London
Steinmeier in the Bundestag earlier this week

In a Bundestag debate on the Federal Foreign Office budget for 2014, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier expressed his views on the principles of German foreign policy. "Foreign policy is the opposite of undue military zeal", he said in the German parliament on 10 April.