Calling for a strong EU

60 Years: Europe, a Success Story

The EU is a success story. That is why we want to continue along the path of cooperation, working together to find solutions. To mark the anniversary, the 27 Heads of State and Government of the member states and the EU institutions will gather in Rome on March 25 to reaffirm their commitment to the joint European course.

Chancellor Merkel meeting President Trump

German CEO’s and Apprentices Advocate For Vocational Training

In a roundtable discussion as part of Chancellor Merkel's first meeting with President Trump, three CEO’s of German companies and apprentices from their companies met with the two leaders to discuss the benefits of the dual system of vocational training.

Chancellor Angela Merkel in August 2016

Chancellor Merkel to Receive Elie Wiesel Award

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has announced that it will present the 2017 Elie Wiesel Award, the institution’s highest honor, to Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Bundestag Election 2017


The next Bundestag election is taking place on September 24, 2017. Germans living abroad are not automatically entered into a voters’ register. If they wish to participate in Bundestag elections, they have to submit a formal application for entry into the voters’ register before each election.

Bundestag Election 2017

Additional $250 Million for Stabilization and Humanitarian Assistance in Iraq and Syria

Global Coalition Working to Defeat ISIS

At the meeting of the international anti-ISIS alliance in Washington, DC, Germany announced an additional $250 million in aid for stabilization and humanitarian assistance in Iraq and Syria.

German Aid

German Delegation Celebrates 25 Years at the Special Olympics World Winter Games

Special Olympics World Winter Games

Germany represents one of the largest delegations at this years‘ Special Olympics World Winter Games in Graz, Schladming and Ramsau, Austria.

Special Olympics World Winter Games

Thomas Buergenthal Receives Order of Merit for Lifelong Commitment to Human Rights

Order of Merit for Thomas Buergenthal

After surviving the Holocaust as a child–first in a ghetto in Poland and then in Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps and even a death march–Thomas Buergenthal dedicated his life to the protection of human rights as a judge and law professor.

Order of Merit for Buergenthal

New Passports Include State of the Art Security Features

New passport

Beginning March 1, Germany will begin issuing new passports with even more security features, including secure paper with watermarks and other features that become visible under UV light. The new pass...

New Passports

#MyDeutschFail: Finding the Humor in Language Learning

Man laughing

A popular strategy to language learning of any kind, but perhaps especially so with a more complicated language such as German, is keeping a sense of humor about it. As such, we interviewed German language learners of all ages to ask about their funniest language mistakes they have made.

'MyDeutschFail' Project

Word of the Week: Biergartenwetter


What do you call a 70-degree day filled with sunshine? Biergartenwetter, of course - weather most suitable to hit up your local beer garden!

Word of the Week


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Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig

Peter Wittig is the German Ambassador to the United States.

Skills Initiative

Skills Initiative

The Skills Initiative works to introduce the German style dual training system in the US.

Training to Work

Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Learn more about the initiative and about German energy policy and the energy transition here.

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German Missions in the United States

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