Celebrating German Unity on October 3
Each year on October 3, Germany marks the day in 1990 when East and West Germany became one Federal Republic of Germany. The peaceful unification of Germany after decades of division would not have been possible without the steadfast support of our American friends.
Ongoing Fighting in Aleppo is Barbarism
It is clearly up to the Assad regime and Russia to improve the chances for a ceasefire and for a humanitarian provision, Chancellor Merkel said on Tuesday in Berlin.
Wall Street Journal Article Highlights Effort to Bring German Skills Training Model to US
Some companies in America that are finding it difficult to hire and retain qualified industrial workers are looking to the German skills training model for inspiration, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article.
The German Embassy Washington and the Legal and Consular Department will be closed on Monday, October 3, in observance of the Day of German Unity.
Shimon Peres worked with all his might for the security, the freedom and the development of the State of Israel, Chancellor Merkel said. His vision for a stable peace in the Middle East was instrumental in negotiating the Oslo Peace Accords.
Telephone Call Between Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov on the Situation in Syria
Steinmeier urged Moscow and Washington to now continue their talks in Geneva in order to reach an agreement that would at least bring about a temporary ceasefire and finally make it possible to deliver humanitarian aid.
The world's first hydrogen-powered passenger train will operate in Germany starting next year. The zero-emissions train is an environmentally friendly alternative to diesel trains.
Located in the town of Bemidji in northern Minnesota, Waldsee provides day, one-, two-, or four week sessions for language learners of all levels that take place in what looks to be a typical Bavarian town. The camp promotes the concept of “living the language” and moving away from the traditional school setting to appeal to non-traditional learners.
The world's largest imaging trade fair - Photokina - took place in Cologne this month, bringing in over 191,000 photography enthusiasts from around the world. The fair showcased new technology in the field of photography.
German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer announced on Wednesday that it has agreed to pay $66 billion for fellow leading farm supplier and seed company Monsanto.
In regards to crime, the number of cases of immigrants to Germany committing crimes has fallen by 36% and cases of crimes between immigrants has also fallen by 22%. Most of the crimes were related to petty theft and forgery. In comparison to other immigrant populations, those from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq had proportionally lower crime rates.
Among the focuses of Germany's chairmanship of the OSCE in 2016 is continued crisis and conflict management in and around Ukraine and in the other unresolved conflicts in the OSCE area.
Germans have a word for everything! The term Gießkannenprinzip means "watering can principle". Like a watering can distributes water evenly, the Gießkannenprinzip describes sitations where something (often money) is distributed evenly, regardless of the situation.