European Memorial Ceremony Planned for Helmut Kohl
Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl will be remembered in a European ceremony of honor on July 1 in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Chancellor Merkel will be among the speakers at the ceremony, which will mark the first time a European memorial of this kind has been held.
APPLY by June 30, 2017: International Parliamentary Scholarship
Would you like to work in the German parliament? Through the International Parliamentary Scholarship of the German Bundestag, American college graduates with a strong command of German can join around 120 young people from 41 countries for five months of immersion in the German democratic process, including three months working in a Member’s office. Learn more and apply for the 2018 program.
Ethics Commission Creates World's First Guidelines For Autonomous Vehicles
The ethics commission on automated and networked driving in Berlin has developed initial guidelines for policymakers and legislators in Germany, permitting automated driving systems, but, with a view to safety, human dignity, personal freedom of choice and data autonomy, setting special requirements.
Germans who reside outside the Federal Republic of Germany and no longer have a domicile within the federal territory may be eligible to vote in the election. Registration is possible only upon application via an official form. Click for more information.
"Shaping an interconnected world": That is the motto of Germany’s G20 Presidency in 2017. The highlight of the Presidency will be the leaders’ summit on July 7 and 8, 2017, in Hamburg.
The Marshall Plan for Europe was a stroke of good fortune for German history, Chancellor Merkel said at an event hosted by the The German Marshall Fund of the United States in Berlin.
Matt Steinhart grew up in New Jersey with the awareness that his German grandparents, Leo and Ruth Friedman, had lost most of their immediate family in the Holocaust. With information provided through the International Tracing Service, Matt was able to uncover further details of his family's history and regain German citizenship on behalf of his grandparents.
"The chancellor has been committed to transatlantic relations, to a friendship with the U.S. right from the start of her career as few other leaders have been," Ambassador Wittig said in the interview with anchor Judy Woodruff.
Markus Lüpertz, one of Germany's most significant—and enigmatic—postwar artists, believes in the painter's mandate to explain the world. At his first major museum retrospective in the United States, visitors to DC’s Phillips Collection and Hirshhorn Museum this summer can immerse themselves in his practice over five decades.
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.
There are two types of people in this world: optimists and pessimists. And pessimists tend to paint the world black - according to this German word.