• Jun 30, 2017 | Germany.info | BMW's Spartanburg Plant Celebrates 25 Years

    BMW Plant in Spartanburg

    Ambassador Wittig visited the Spartanburg, South Carolina plant of German automaker BMW this week to recognize the plant's 25 year anniversary. BMW used the event to announce their plan to invest an additional $600 million in its U.S. plant between 2018 and 2021.

    BMW
  • Jun 21, 2017 | Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure | Ethics Commission Creates World's First Initial Guidelines For Autonomous Vehicles

    Autonomous driving

    The ethics commission on automated and networked driving has developed initial guidelines for policymakers and legislators, permitting automated driving systems, but, with a view to safety, human dignity, personal freedom of choice and data autonomy, setting special requirements.

    Autonomous Vehicles
  • Jun 16, 2017 | Germany.info | Helmut Kohl, Chancellor Who Reunited a Divided Germany, Dies at 87

    Helmut Kohl

    Helmut Kohl, known as the Chancellor of Unity for his leadership during the fall of the Berlin Wall and the peaceful unification of Germany, passed away on June 16, 2017 at the age of 87. Kohl is Germany’s longest-serving head of government, serving as Federal Chancellor for more than 16 years, from 1982 to 1998.

    Helmut Kohl
  • Jun 15, 2017 | Germany.info | Handball Star Henning Fritz Asks: Can the Sport Make it in the USA?

    Henning Fritz (center) with members of the DC Diplomats handball team

    On a recent visit to the German Embassy Washington, Henning Fritz debated how to popularize the lighting-fast, high-scoring, physically demanding sport of handball with representatives of the Washington area’s premiere handball club: the DC Diplomats.

    Henning Fritz
  • Jun 14, 2017 | Bundesregierung | Recognition of Foreign Qualifications Drives Employment

    Nursing staff

    Nine out of every ten immigrants who have had their professional qualifications recognised in Germany are gainfully employed. The recognition procedure is paying off for businesses too, concludes a report now adopted by the Cabinet.

    Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
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