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05/27/2020

Helping internally displaced persons in Somalia

The number of people who are internally displaced around the world currently stands at more than 50 million. These are persons who have been uprooted in their own country. In Somalia, the Federal Foreign Office supports the internally displaced and... 

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05/27/2020

Assistance with COVID‑19 diagnostics: the German Biosecurity Programme in the Sudan

Biosecurity as a key consideration in the COVID‑19 pandemic

Biological pathogens know no boundaries – a fact that is particularly evident in the current COVID‑19 pandemic. To prepare for biological emergencies and strengthen biosecurity abroad, the... 

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05/26/2020

Germany increases assistance for Venezuela to more than 50 million euro

Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is worsening humanitarian crises and the situation of people who already now are in need of aid. This also applies to the approximately five million Venezuelans who have fled to neighbouring countries to escape... 

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05/26/2020

Returning together to growth and economic stability

With disrupted supply chains, production stops and collapsing demand, the worldwide restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will have a drastic impact on the global economy and place a burden on all countries and regions. The... 

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05/25/2020

Digital Ambassadors Conference focuses on German EU Presidency and COVID‑19

Europe and COVID‑19: How can we successfully tackle this crisis?

This May, the Heads of Germany’s 230 missions abroad will be holding their 18th annual conference and, this year, their meeting is digital. One top priority is the Presidency of the... 

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05/22/2020

Biosecurity – working together in the fight against COVID‑19

The aim of biosecurity projects is to prevent the hazardous agents from being misused for weapons of mass destruction, but also to contain the spread of pathogens arising from natural outbreaks of disease. The Federal Foreign Office has been... 

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05/22/2020

No secret diplomacy here: 20 Federal Foreign Office Twitter accounts on specific issues

Foreign policy is garnering a great deal of attention

Whether it be Brexit, the policy on Eastern Europe or reactions to acute crises: foreign policy is garnering lots of attention these days, also on social media. Almost one million people are... 

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05/20/2020

Supporting Ethiopia and Somalia in the fight against COVID-19

Horn of Africa – situation made worse by COVID-19

The corona pandemic has the world firmly in its clutches. Almost every country in the world is affected and healthcare systems are almost at breaking point. The situation can become particularly... 

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05/19/2020

Maas meets CBSS foreign ministers

The Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) had been scheduled to meet on the Danish island of Bornholm, the home of Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod. Denmark currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, and for the... 

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05/19/2020

Support in difficult times – the 5th meeting of the German-Palestinian Steering Committee

Since its first meeting in 2010, the German-Palestinian Steering Committee has been the main forum for consultations between the German Government and the Palestinian Authority. It brings together senior representatives from German and Palestinian... 

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05/18/2020

Making possible a safe summer holiday in Europe

Although the COVID-19 pandemic still has the world in its grip, the number of cases in Europe is falling and the first borders have re-opened. Many are wondering when people in the EU can travel again and what tourism will be like this summer.

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05/16/2020

Ireland after Brexit – European, now more than ever!

Huge EU solidarity with Ireland on Brexit

Many people immediately associate Ireland with harps, Celtic crosses, St. Patrick (the country’s patron saint) and shamrock, the national symbol. But the people of Ireland are also well known for their... 

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