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11/12/2019

Chile and Germany: partners also in turbulent times

Particularly at a time when this order is coming under pressure from many sides, Chile and Germany are working to promote free, rules-based global trade and the implementation of the United Nations climate goals. Chile’s engagement is taking place... 

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11/12/2019

Collaborating on international rules for digital technologies

Building new networks

For Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his French counterpart Jean-Yves LeDrian concerted action is the answer. Only by working together can we guarantee security in cyberspace and contain the threats engendered by digitalisation.... 

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11/12/2019

Creatives wanted! Federal Foreign Office launches funding for international creative industries

The aim of Funding for the Creative Sector 2020 is to identify concepts that foster the priority sectors of design and digital society. The regional focus of the funding line is on the cultural and creative industries in Europe and Africa. 

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11/11/2019

Tackling current crises together: E3 meeting in Paris

Syria: Situation in the north east and political process

With regard to the Turkish military offensive in north eastern Syria, Germany’s priority is for Turkey to fulfil five expectations:

Complying with the ceasefire Ensuring humanitarian...  >>


11/11/2019

Foreign Minister Maas at the EU Foreign Affairs Council: Iran at the top of the agenda

The EU Foreign Ministers also addressed the situation in Afghanistan following the first round of the presidential elections and discussed the next steps in the stabilisation process in the Sudan with the country’s Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok.

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11/09/2019

Italy and Germany – building Europe’s future together

Italy and Germany, as founding member states of the European Union, want to work together to build a strong and sovereign EU. Foreign Minister Maas and his Italian counterpart Di Maio underscored this during their meeting in Berlin today... 

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11/09/2019

30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – the start of European Integration

9 November is an eventful and moving day in German history. The revolution of 1918, the Night of the Pogrom in 1938, the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 – all of these dramatic and fateful events took place on this day. At the same time, all of them... 

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11/08/2019

Maas opens German-Danish Cultural Year of Friendship in Copenhagen

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With the first German-Danish Cultural Year of Friendship, both countries are paying tribute to their special relations and to the anniversary of their peaceful border demarcation. 2020 marks the centenary of the referendums that decided the issue... 

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11/08/2019

Falling Walls Conference: setting the stage for Innovation!

What would you do if nothing were impossible? If there were no borders, no walls? If you were not affected by any restrictions of any kind that hem you in, exclude or divide you? Walls were breached thirty years ago. Thirty years ago, people could... 

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11/06/2019

German-US meeting in “Little Berlin”

It wasn’t just Berlin that was divided by a Wall during the Cold War, the inner-German border also ran through the village of Mödlareuth on the Thuringian-Bavarian border. The Thuringian eastern side of the village was occupied by the Soviets, while... 

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11/06/2019

Cooperating with Estonia for greater resilience and multilateralism

Without the fall of the Wall and the removal of the Iron Curtain, today’s united Europe would have been inconceivable. In these days and weeks the focus is therefore on commemorating the Peaceful Revolution 30 years ago. Over the past few weeks,... 

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11/05/2019

Protecting human rights in global supply chains

Germany has the most open economy among the G7 states (Germany, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States). The foreign trade ratio, i.e. the ratio of exports and imports to GDP, is around 70% in Germany. Major German companies work... 

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