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11/15/2019

Regulating killer robots

Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics will change the future. The benefits to industry and the economy are obvious – the faster evaluation of complex data, accelerated processing methods and the potential to cut huge numbers of staff, even in... 

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11/15/2019

A bastion of human rights from Vladivostok to Lisbon

The Council of Europe is one of the most important human rights organisations, comprising 47 member states from Portugal to Russia. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met the recently elected Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Burić, on... 

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11/12/2019

Chile and Germany: partners also in turbulent times

Particularly at a time when this order is coming under pressure from many sides, Chile and Germany are working to promote free, rules-based global trade and the implementation of the United Nations climate goals. Chile’s engagement is taking place... 

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11/12/2019

The Western Balkans are part of Europe

North Macedonia and Greece put an end to their decades-long dispute over the naming of the Balkan country with a historic agreement last year, thereby removing a major obstacle to the perspective of EU accession. Germany would like to support and... 

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11/12/2019

Collaborating on international rules for digital technologies

Building new networks

For Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his French counterpart Jean-Yves LeDrian concerted action is the answer. Only by working together can we guarantee security in cyberspace and contain the threats engendered by digitalisation.... 

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11/12/2019

Creatives wanted! Federal Foreign Office launches funding for international creative industries

The aim of Funding for the Creative Sector 2020 is to identify concepts that foster the priority sectors of design and digital society. The regional focus of the funding line is on the cultural and creative industries in Europe and Africa. 

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11/11/2019

Tackling current crises together: E3 meeting in Paris

Syria: Situation in the north east and political process

With regard to the Turkish military offensive in north eastern Syria, Germany’s priority is for Turkey to fulfil five expectations:

Complying with the ceasefire Ensuring humanitarian...  >>


11/11/2019

Foreign Minister Maas at the EU Foreign Affairs Council: Iran at the top of the agenda

The EU Foreign Ministers also addressed the situation in Afghanistan following the first round of the presidential elections and discussed the next steps in the stabilisation process in the Sudan with the country’s Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok.

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11/09/2019

Italy and Germany – building Europe’s future together

Italy and Germany, as founding member states of the European Union, want to work together to build a strong and sovereign EU. Foreign Minister Maas and his Italian counterpart Di Maio underscored this during their meeting in Berlin today... 

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11/09/2019

30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – the start of European Integration

9 November is an eventful and moving day in German history. The revolution of 1918, the Night of the Pogrom in 1938, the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 – all of these dramatic and fateful events took place on this day. At the same time, all of them... 

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11/08/2019

Maas opens German-Danish Cultural Year of Friendship in Copenhagen

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With the first German-Danish Cultural Year of Friendship, both countries are paying tribute to their special relations and to the anniversary of their peaceful border demarcation. 2020 marks the centenary of the referendums that decided the issue... 

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11/08/2019

Falling Walls Conference: setting the stage for Innovation!

What would you do if nothing were impossible? If there were no borders, no walls? If you were not affected by any restrictions of any kind that hem you in, exclude or divide you? Walls were breached thirty years ago. Thirty years ago, people could... 

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