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

29 October 2014 | German Embassy London
Two women play with their children at the refugee home in Essen, Germany, 29 September 2014

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.

Conference on Syrian refugees in Berlin

29 October 2014 | Federal Foreign Office, German Embassy London
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in September 2014

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.

Parliamentary elections in Ukraine: Vote for a fresh start

29 October 2014 | Federal Government
Votes counted after Ukraine parliamentary elections

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".

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends Ypres commemorations

29 October 2014 | German Embassy London
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the commemoration ceremony in Nieuwpoort, 28 October 2014

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

German banks pass ECB stress tests

28 October 2014 | German Embassy London
Frankfurt Skyline

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.