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06/24/2022

United in the fight against hunger: An international conference on food security in Berlin

Government officials as well as representatives of international organisations and civil society are meeting at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin on 24 June at the invitation of Foreign Minister Baerbock, Development Minister Schulze and Minister... 

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06/23/2022

Bundeswehr mission in Lebanon remains important: Germany is supporting the oldest still active United Nations peace mission

The United Nations mission UNIFIL continues to make a hugely important contribution towards stabilising the region and preventing an escalation between Lebanon and Israel. It is the only direct channel of communication between the two countries. Its... 

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06/23/2022

Support for Palestine refugees: Germany remains a reliable partner to UNRWA

UNRWA opens up future prospects for young people in the Gaza Strip

The average age in the Gaza Strip is less than 18. That makes it one of the youngest populations in the world. But many children and young people there have limited prospects for the... 

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06/23/2022

Six months of the Action Plan for Afghanistan

On 15 August 2021, the Taliban took over Kabul and thus seized power in Afghanistan. The economic and humanitarian crisis in the country has continued to deteriorate since then, and human rights are being restricted on a massive scale. Shortly after... 

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06/20/2022

Official launch of the Consular Services Portal – pilot phase for online visa applications

The Federal Foreign Office is making every effort to ensure that the new Consular Services Portal will become a one-stop shop for requesting services online from Germany’s missions abroad. In a first step, skilled workers in the districts of... 

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06/20/2022

First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Germany’s goal remains a world free of nuclear weapons

Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine has shown that credible deterrence and defence are necessary to safeguard our security in Europe.

At the same time, the Federal Government is... 

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06/20/2022

Continued focus of the monthly EU Foreign Affairs Council: Current developments in connection with Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine

Following the European Commission’s historic recommendation to grant Ukraine and Moldova the status of EU candidate countries, the Foreign Ministers of the EU27 are gathering in Luxembourg for their monthly Council meeting.

On Friday (17 June),... 

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06/16/2022

Why is the Northern Ireland Protocol so important?

On Monday (13 June), the UK Government tabled draft legislation in the British Parliament providing for unilateral measures. This bill would suspend large parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol agreed between the European Union (EU) and the United... 

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06/15/2022

Strengthening our engagement in the Western Balkans: German participation in EUFOR-ALTHEA

Today’s Cabinet decision is a clear statement by Germany, and its EU and NATO partners, that we will not permit a security vacuum to be created in our immediate neighbourhood.

The political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina is fraught, above all... 

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Traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic – entry restrictions mostly lifted

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06/08/2022

On the road to COP27: Climate negotiations in Bonn

Government representatives from around the world are meeting in Bonn until 16 June to prepare the 27th Climate Change Conference (COP27) due to take place in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt this autumn. These negotiations at working level are extremely... 

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06/04/2022

United response to Putin’s war in Ukraine: What sanctions are in force?

Russian military forces invaded Ukraine on 24 February as commanded by President Putin. In its efforts to avert this escalation by means of diplomacy before it was too late, Germany had repeatedly stated, along with its international partners, that... 

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