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04/17/2019

How the German Government assists in areas liberated from ISIS

Major progress has been made in the fight against the ISIS terrorist organisation – the so‑called Islamic State – in Syria and Iraq. On 23 March 2019, the last of the territory under ISIS control was liberated. Nevertheless, ISIS remains active... 

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04/15/2019

Iraq – reconstruction of Aghawat Mosque in Mosul

The mosque, which dates from the 19th century, is situated beside the historic bridge over the Tigris River. With its white dome, it is one of the most striking sacred buildings in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq. For three years, the city was... 

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04/12/2019

Focus on forgotten crises: 125 million US dollars from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)

The humanitarian crisis in Syria has dominated the headlines for years – the need for aid is enormous. However, humanitarian crises are also taking place in other regions of the world, often outside public attention. So-called “forgotten crises” are... 

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04/11/2019

Black hole breakthrough: sensational image captured through international cooperation

Successful international scientific cooperation

For the first time ever, researchers have managed to photograph a black hole and its shadow. The simultaneous unveiling of the image at six locations worldwide last week has already resulted in... 

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04/11/2019

The Western Balkans: No progress without reconciliation

Even now, relations among the Balkan States are still burdened by the trauma of the Yugoslav Wars. The continuing tensions also hinder the region’s economic development.

Germany therefore supports reconciliation and good-neighbourly relations among... 

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04/10/2019

Standing up together for the freedom of science

Defending the freedom of science and research

Defending the freedom of science and research is a common task facing politicians, science organisations and society as a whole – and therefore also for the Federal Foreign Office,

Foreign Minister... 

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04/08/2019

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue: Global energy transition changes geopolitical framework

Investment in renewable energy sources has overtaken investment in fossil fuels such as oil and gas in recent years. This means that the countries which export oil and natural gas are losing an important instrument of political power that until now... 

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04/08/2019

The Gambia – kick it like Monika!

Sport plays a very important role in the daily lives of millions of people. However, large parts of the population are denied access to sport in many countries. The Federal Foreign Office’s International Sports Promotion addresses this situation. Its... 

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04/05/2019

Fighting inequality: the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Dinard

Fighting inequality as the focus of the French Presidency

A wide range of issues are on the agenda for the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the G7 countries – Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Japan, the US and Canada – in Brittany. France is... 

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04/04/2019

“Never alone” – NATO Foreign Ministers meet in Washington

This spring, NATO Foreign Ministers are also gathering in Washington to celebrate the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 70th anniversary. They will examine issues that the Alliance has been dealing with for some time, as well as new challenges. A... 

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04/03/2019

Why we need a strong NATO – and what Germany is contributing to this

Today (3 April), Foreign Minister Maas is meeting his NATO colleagues in Washington. The North Atlantic Alliance is celebrating its 70th anniversary. This is a reason to celebrate –and to continue doing everything we can to support the Alliance.

The...  >>


04/03/2019

Rapid and effective humanitarian assistance for Somalia

As a result of the long civil war, ongoing armed conflicts, and natural disasters such as droughts and floods there has been a state of emergency in Somalia for over 20 years. Humanitarian access is very restricted in large parts of southern Somalia.... 

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