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Helping the most vulnerable: humanitarian assistance in the times of Covid-19

Conflicts and natural disasters: coronavirus exacerbates the situation

Although in many places public life has ground to a halt, millions of people are still affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters. Closed borders, but also disrupted... 



Coronavirus and entry restrictions: 4 things travelers to Germany need to know

Information as of March 27, 2020

1. Entry: travel restrictions and border controls

Germany has introduced travel restrictions for entries from outside the Schengen area on March 17, 2020. All corresponding entries from non-EU-citizens and citizens... 



How Germany is helping Europe in the Covid19 crisis

With over 10,000 fatalities, Europe is the worst-hit continent in the Covid19 pandemic. As of today (24 March), there were over 200,000 cases in Europe, more than half of them in Italy and Spain. Solidarity and the ability to act are urgently needed.... 



“ICH HABE EINEN TRAUM – I HAVE A DREAM” – Federal Foreign Office e‑book project

Are you between 5 and 19 years old? Do you love books and stories? Do you like to write? If so, please take part in our competition and get your prose, short story, essay or poem published in the next Foreign Office e‑book!

Do you have a dream for... 



Bolivia – helping the country regain political stability

Mass protests against irregularities during the last presidential elections led to the resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales in November 2019. Since then, the country has had a transitional Government. Its primary task is to organise the... 



Transitional Brexit Act

The Act is aimed at creating legal certainty across the board in federal law for the transition period after the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. It entered into force together with the Withdrawal Agreement on 1 February 2020.

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Denmark — CleanTech pioneers from the north

First offshore windpark as early as 1991

Private-sector actors play a central role when it comes to meeting the EU climate targets. Danish businesses noticed early on that green technologies have enormous potential. The first offshore windpark was... 



Migration to offset the shortage of skilled workers

New regulations on working in Germany

Germany has a shortage of skilled workers. According to figures provided by the Centre of Excellence on Securing Skilled Labour, there are currently 1.2 million job vacancies and 57,000 unfilled apprenticeships... 



Humanitarian assistance in eastern Ukraine – Germany increases its support

Dramatic impact on the civilian population

The conflict in eastern Ukraine has dramatically affected people’s daily lives – more than 13,000 people have died, and a further 9000 have been injured. Landmines, unexploded ordnance and booby-traps still... 



Russia and Turkey – two important and difficult partners on the EU Foreign Ministers meeting agenda

Today and tomorrow’s EU Foreign Ministers meeting in Croatia will focus on very pressing questions concerning the situation in Syria and at the Turkish-Greek border as well as on reviewing the EU’s position on Russia. Twice a year, the member state... 



Cooperation in the Gulf: Foreign Minister Maas meets Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Al-Thani

Qatar is one of Germany’s partners on the Arabian Peninsula and is committed to many regional and supraregional issues. The meeting of Foreign Minister Maas and Qatari Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman... 



International Holocaust remembrance: Germany assumes the IHRA chairmanship

Focus on the fight against Holocaust denial

The German chairmanship will centre on three issues:

The main focus of the German chairmanship in 2020/21 is the fight against any diminishing or distortion of the Holocaust. The aim here is to...  >>