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03/15/2019

“Doing nothing isn’t an option.” Rethinking arms control

Foreign Minister Maas seeks to inject fresh impetus into the international debate on arms control and disarmament. “We won’t get anywhere in a multipolar world with the logic of the Cold War,” Maas stated on Friday (15 March). “We must adjust the... 

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03/14/2019

Joint commitment to humanitarian assistance: Brussels III Conference in support of Syria and its neighbours

The third conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region” (Brussels III Conference) is taking place in Brussels from 12 to 14 March, with the EU and the United Nations as co‑chairs. In 2017 and 2018, the international community came... 

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03/12/2019

Wunderbar in Texas

Once a year, some of the most creative and innovative people in the world gather in Austin, Texas. By day, they put their heads together; by night, they enjoy some fantastic parties. The digital, music and creative industries trade fair SXSW (South... 

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03/11/2019

Foreign Minister Maas calls for de-escalation in Pakistan

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas travelled to Pakistan on Tuesday (12 March). The country plays a decisive role when it comes to reducing tension in Afghanistan and the entire region. Upon taking up office last year, the Government in Islamabad... 

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03/11/2019

Foreign Minister Maas in Afghanistan

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas travelled to Afghanistan on Sunday (10 March). Germany is one of the country’s most important supporters. Virtually no other country makes as much funding available for civilian reconstruction and stabilisation in... 

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03/06/2019

Germany and Denmark: Strong partners for a Europe United

Reacting to the ideas put forward by France’s President Emmanuel Macron, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas stepped into the debate on Europe’s future during his meeting with Anders Samuelsen:

Despite all the progress that has been made, we still see need... 

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03/05/2019

Germany’s and France’s five most important projects in the Security Council

On 1 March, Germany and France launched a historic project in the UN Security Council. For the next two months, the two countries will dovetail their respective presidencies – France in March and Germany in April – in a twinning arrangement with an... 

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03/04/2019

Two continents, one objective

Europe is the most important player on the African continent in terms of foreign policy. The EU is Africa’s biggest regional trading partner, and the EU with its member states is also the largest foreign investor in the region. With the world’s... 

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03/01/2019

Strong ties between Asia and Europe

Since it came into being on 1 March 1996, the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) has been fostering exchange between Europe and Asia in many areas, ranging from economic issues, culture and education to environmental protection. Today, 60 percent of the... 

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03/01/2019

Preserving Syria’s cultural heritage

Terrorism and war have brought immeasurable suffering to the people of Syria and made entire towns and cities uninhabitable. The Syrian Heritage Archive Project on which opened an exhibition yesterday in Berlin helps to document cultural objects that... 

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02/28/2019

Major humanitarian crisis in Yemen: Germany pledges support

The United Nations considers the situation in Yemen to be the most serious humanitarian crisis in the world. According to United Nations estimates, more than three-quarters of the population are dependent on humanitarian aid, while half of the... 

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02/27/2019

Managing conflicts together

As the last stop on his trip to West Africa, Foreign Minister Maas is visiting Mali – a country that continues to suffer from ongoing terrorist attacks and ethnic tensions. Germany is playing an active role on the ground with its participation in the... 

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