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08/21/2019

Germany is taking on more responsibility for the Arctic

The Arctic is becoming an ever more important region in international politics. What is more, the melting of the Arctic sea ice is making possible the extraction of raw materials, more fishing and the navigation of Arctic shipping routes. Many states... 

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08/21/2019

Maas visits Moscow – we need constructive cooperation on the part of Russia

Dialogue with Moscow is not easy. In a number of international conflicts, cooperation with the Russian Government is proving difficult. For that very reason, it is important to seek an open dialogue. A little over a month ago, Foreign Minister Heiko... 

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08/19/2019

Central Asia’s global importance growing: Foreign Minister Maas meets his Kazakh Counterpart

Kazakh Foreign Minister visits Berlin

On 19 August, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met his Kazakh counterpart Beibut Atamkulov at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. They talked about their joint economic relations, the rule of law and climate... 

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08/19/2019

World Humanitarian Day – Focus on female aid workers

This year’s World Humanitarian Day is focusing on women who have been injured or killed doing this important work. Although humanitarian aid workers are supposed to enjoy special protection under international humanitarian law, sadly the reality is... 

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08/16/2019

“One country, two systems” – Hong Kong’s political formula with potential for conflict

When the British lowered the Union Jack in Victoria Harbour and China hoisted its flag at midnight on 1 July 1997, the crown colony was passed to the People’s Republic of China after more than 150 years. The reason for this restitution was the expiry... 

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08/15/2019

High-level conference on the responsibility of religions for peace held for the first time in Germany

"Caring for Our Common Future” – shaping the common future of humanity and our planet

Strengthening the potential of religious communities to foster peace is the objective of the 10th World Assembly of the organisation Religions for Peace (RfP).... 

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08/13/2019

Partners for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges: Foreign Minister Maas travels to Canada

Team players for a rules-based world order

In Toronto, Foreign Minister Maas will meet Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland. Germany and Canada are united in their engagement for a rules-based international order and for the... 

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08/12/2019

Working together to strengthen international humanitarian law

70 years of the Geneva Conventions

The four Geneva Conventions were adopted on 12 August 1949. They represent a milestone in international humanitarian law and form the basis of the law governing armed conflict in its current form. With them, the... 

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08/07/2019

How the German Government is helping the Yazidis in Iraq

Persecution, displacement and forced migration

The Yazidis are a separate religious community which mainly lives in northern Iraq. The terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS), which in the summer of 2014 occupied, among other areas, parts of... 

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08/06/2019

Mozambique: on track towards peace

The long shadow of the civil war

Shortly after Mozambique won its independence from Portugal in 1975, the civil war began. The then Marxist-leaning governing party Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (FRELIMO) and the rebel movement Resistência... 

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08/06/2019

Legal certainty for all UK nationals in Germany

The aim of the bill is to create legal certainty for all UK nationals and their families who have made use of the EU freedom of movement and made decisions affecting their lives in Germany in the legitimate expectation that this freedom of... 

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08/05/2019

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in the twin-city Frankfurt (Oder) and Słubice

Two cities, one goal

Frankfurt and Słubice are divided by a river and a national border but joint projects are helping the two cities grow even closer together. Children and young people attend bilingual kindergartens and schools. The European... 

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