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06/15/2021

Five examples of how the Grand Bargain has improved humanitarian assistance

How can humanitarian assistance become better and more efficient – with the same level of funding? To this end, the Grand Bargain reform process was launched at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in 2016. Governments, international... 

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06/11/2021

G7: A global forum for shared challenges

The G7 is back: the fight against global warming, the COVID‑19 pandemic or species extinction – many challenges need a global response. The Group of Seven (G7) has been discussing the challenges facing the global economy, foreign and security policy,... 

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06/11/2021

Maas und Di Maio talk to young people about Europe’s future

German-Italian relations are rich and wide-ranging. The two Foreign Ministers Heiko Maas and Luigi di Maio often discuss issues such as Libya, COVID-19 or European foreign policy. What is more, the two countries’ civil societies have been closely... 

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06/11/2021

Against tyranny and torture: A documentation mechanism for severe human rights violations in Belarus

The security apparatus behind Belarusian strongman Lukashenko is brutal in its efforts to clamp down on the protest movement. Despite many proven accusations of torture, mistreatment and arbitrary arrests, not a single member of the security forces... 

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06/10/2021

Against repression and violence: An action plan for civil society in Belarus

The political crisis in Belarus has increasingly worsened since August last year. The regime under strongman Lukashenko is persecuting members of the political opposition, and also civil‑society actors, with massive repression, violence and... 

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An Enhanced Strategic Partnership with Australia

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06/08/2021

Western Balkans: Virtual meeting of the Foreign Ministers participating in the Berlin Process on 8 June

The EU Commissioner for Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi and the EEAS Secretary General Stefano Sannino will also attend.

The participants in the Berlin Process for the Western Balkans, which the Federal Government launched in 2014, are working together... 

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06/07/2021

A New Deal: Transatlantic ways out of the COVID-19 economic crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken not only our social, but also our economic lives across the globe. Companies and governments around the world have had to adapt to changed economic conditions. At the Ambassadors Conference Business Forum on 8 June,... 

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06/07/2021

Digital Ambassadors Conference: Foreign policy for the post‑COVID world

The heads of the almost 230 German missions abroad are gathering for the 19th time in June, this year, too, in a largely digital context. The focus is on the COVID‑19 pandemic and its consequences. How can European cohesion be strengthened both... 

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05/31/2021

Franco-German Council of Ministers: Making Europe stronger together

At the digital meeting with Federal Chancellor Merkel, President Macron and the two Cabinets, economic issues are also on the agenda.

Fighting the pandemic together – and moving forward together in key sectors

The key theme of the Council of... 

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Information on entry restrictions, testing and quarantine regulations in Germany

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05/26/2021

Heiko Maas attends the informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Lisbon (Gymnich Meeting)

Every six months, the EU Member State which currently holds the Presidency of the Council organises an informal Gymnich meeting. The name is taken from Schloss Gymnich in the Rhineland, the venue where the EU’s Foreign Ministers first met in an... 

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