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05/22/2018

Let’s talk about Europe – dialogue series launched on the future of Europe

Alongside France’s Minister for European Affairs, Nathalie Loiseau, Minister of State Michael Roth met 60 young European citizens in Berlin on 15 May 2018 to talk about Europe. Organised by the Schwarzkopf Foundation, the event was part of a... 

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05/18/2018

Presenting Europe’s perspective: Maas travels to Washington, DC

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas travelled to Washington on Monday night (22 May). He will meet his new counterpart Mike Pompeo in the US capital. Meetings with representatives of the Democratic and Republican parties from both the Senate and the House... 

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05/18/2018

Greater engagement for a fair international order”

At the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Argentina, Foreign Minister Maas called for efforts to strengthen the United Nations and adherence to the rules of global free trade. “More than ever before we need to work to create a fair, just and... 

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05/18/2018

Huge significance as part of the heritage of humanity”

Holocaust subjected to public scrutiny in a court of law for the first time

The first Frankfurt Auschwitz trial of 1963 1965 brought the full extent of the extermination of millions of Jews, members of minorities and political opponents during the... 

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05/16/2018

Our responsibility is growing”

Speaking in the German Bundestag, Foreign Minister Maas committed to a more active global role for German and European foreign policy. The drastic changes in the global order made a more proactive European engagement in the world a matter of urgent... 

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05/16/2018

Future of the nuclear agreement: European signatories meet Iran’s Foreign Minister

The talks held in Brussels on Tuesday evening were important: at stake was nothing less than the future of the nuclear agreement with Iran, which peacefully resolved the nuclear conflict with Iran, that had been simmering away for more than a... 

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05/15/2018

Visitors from New York – Foreign Minister Heiko Maas meets UN Ambassadors

The international community faces many conflicts and problems – climate change, displacement, migration and terrorism. These topics are closely interconnected. Resource scarcity is a cause of conflicts. Humanitarian disasters, which are increasing... 

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05/14/2018

Supporting judicial reform in Tirana

Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe, visited Tirana on 11 and 12 May, where he held talks with Prime Minister Edi Rama, Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati, Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj, opposition leader Lulzim Basha, members of the Vetting... 

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05/11/2018

A reliable partnership: Maas meets Baltic Ministers of Foreign Affairs

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas travelled to Lithuania on Friday (11 May). Maas met the Foreign Ministers of the three Baltic states in the coastal town of Palanga. Their talks focused on the future of the European Union and security policy. “It is... 

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05/09/2018

Foreign Minister Maas visits Russia

Foreign Minister Maas embarked on his first official visit to Russia on Thursday (10 May). He will meet his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, for talks in Moscow, and his visit will focus on the international crises in Syria and eastern Ukraine.... 

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05/09/2018

We remain committed to the nuclear agreement”

It is “with regret and concern” that the German Government noted yesterday’s decision by US President Donald Trump that the United States will withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran (JCPoA). In recent weeks, Germany together with France and the... 

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05/09/2018

Sport builds bridges – German Football Ambassador award ceremony

Shortly before the FIFA World Cup in Russia, the ball rolled into the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. For the sixth time, the German Football Ambassador Award was presented to German coaches or players who make a special contribution to promoting... 

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