German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivering the government statement in the Bundestag, 1 September 2014

Germany delivers military equipment to northern Iraq to support fight against IS terrorists

Germany will deliver military equipment as well as humanitarian aid to Iraq to support the fight against IS, the terror group formerly known as ISIS. This decision - made by a meeting of ministers chaired by Chancellor Angela Merkel on 31 August - was supported by a vote in the German Bundestag on 1 September.

University of Hamburg

In Focus: Studying and Internships in Germany

Click here for information about studying and interning in Germany. Filled with tips on everything from putting a university application together to working out potential living costs, this is a great place to start if you're considering continuing your education or kick-starting your career in Germany.

Skyline of Frankfurt

German government achieves surplus of €16.1 billion

Germany run a surplus of €16.1 billion in the first half of 2014, according to provisional results of the Federal Statistical Office. When measured as a percentage of the gross domestic product at current prices, this results in a ratio of +1.1%.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in the Bundestag, 3 July 2014

NATO Summit Wales 2014

On 4 and 5 September, a German delegation headed by Chancellor Angela Merkel and also including Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Defence Minister von der Leyen will attend the NATO summit in Wales.

Western Balkans Conference in Berlin

Western Balkans Conference in Berlin: commitment to EU prospects

On 28 August, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier received the Foreign Ministers of eight Balkan states and Štefan Füle, the European Commissioner for Enlargement, in Berlin for the Conference on the Western Balkans.

German government announces measures to support EU migrants and curb benefit abuse

The German government has announced further support for municipalities and cities disproportionately affected by an influx of EU migrants. In addition, new measures were proposed to prevent the abuse of social security systems.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Ukraine

Ukraine: EU to discuss further sanctions for Russia

The EU member states plan to discuss further sanctions for Russia at a special summit in Brussels on 30 August, announced German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the 2014 Ambassadors Conference

Steinmeier: "Germany must dare to shoulder greater responsiblility internationally"

Here you can find German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier's opening speech at the Ambassadors Conference on 25 August 2014 in Berlin. Please note that this is a translation of the advance text.

Chancellor Angela Merkel, Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen, and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin on 27 August.

Steinmeier on Gaza: "Long-term solutions needed"

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has welcomed an open-ended ceasefire in the Middle East, which took effect on Tuesday evening. Now it is important that negotiations continue, Steinmeier said in a statement on 27 August.

Ambassadors Conference in Berlin

Ambassadors Conference 2014: Daring to shoulder greater responsibility internationally

The heads of Germany’s missions abroad meet once a year to discuss current foreign policy issues. The focus of this year’s Ambassadors Conference is "A Fresh Look at German Foreign Policy".

British and German Youth remember the Fallen

Reconciliation above Graves – Work for Peace

In the last few days, a very special German-British youth encounter took place for the 53rd time in Staffordshire. Once again this year, 25 young Germans and Britons aged 16-17 tended the graves of nearly 5,000 German soldiers and civilians who lost their lives in the two World Wars and are buried in the German Military Cemetery at Cannock Chase.

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Professional Tour for British Teachers of History

The German Embassy London, together with the Federal Foreign Office, is organising a professional tour for British teachers of history in Berlin from 26 to 31 October 2014.

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 in 2014 will be celebrated by numerous events in Britain and Germany.