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02/27/2020

Brexit has arrived: Where are we now? What happens next?

The Withdrawal Agreement entered into force on 1 February 2020.

For the time being, however, the departure of the UK will not change anything for either citizens or companies:

A transition period until 31 December 2020 is enshrined in the...  >>


02/25/2020

Advancing nuclear disarmament: meeting of the Stockholm Initiative in Berlin

The goal: to overcome the stalemate in the area of nuclear disarmament and to strengthen the Non-Proliferation Treaty. 

Strengthening the Non-Proliferation Treaty

How can the Non-Proliferation Treaty be strengthened? How can the nuclear order be... 

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02/24/2020

Trip to promote multilateralism – Foreign Minister Maas in Geneva

Working together for human rights

From 2020 to 2022, Germany will assume special responsibility for human rights. Germany was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council in October 2019, thus becoming a member of this vital organisation,... 

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02/21/2020

Berlin International Film Festival: Federal Foreign Office fosters contacts through film

For one week every February, Berlin becomes a meeting place for directors, actors, producers and film journalists from more than 90 countries. The Berlin International Film Festival, also known as the Berlinale, transforms the German capital into a... 

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02/21/2020

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister visits Berlin

Crises in the Middle East – using opportunities for de-escalation

Following the latest severe fighting in Yemen, and in view of the catastrophic humanitarian situation, Foreign Minister Maas urgently called for military de-escalation. He said that... 

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02/20/2020

Gender‑responsive small arms control

Small arms are the true weapons of mass destruction of our times. Every year, they kill more than half a million people worldwide – many of whom are women. The availability of weapons also magnifies structural and sexual violence and entrenches... 

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02/20/2020

Romania and Germany – 140 years of diplomatic relations

20 February 1880 – a historic date

On 20 February 1880, Germany, France and Great Britain officially recognised Romania in an exchange of identical notes. This was a result of the 1878 Congress of Berlin, which had previously confirmed Romania’s... 

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02/19/2020

Austria: neighbour and partner

Alongside the two countries’ close bilateral relationship, their talks focused on the situation in Libya and the next meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism in Geneva on 24 February.

Close bilateral relations

Germany and Austria enjoy very... 

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02/19/2020

India: A strategic partner in Asia

Close-knit network of bilateral relations

As the world’s largest democracy, India, with its 1.3 billion inhabitants, is a natural partner for Germany and Europe in Asia. Germany and India have been united by a strategic partnership since the year... 

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02/19/2020

Shining a spotlight on South Sudanese film: the Juba Film Festival

Screening venues: residential neighbourhoods

South Sudan gained independence from Sudan only in 2011, and much in the country is still under development. This includes the film industry. The youngest country in the world may not have any cinemas,... 

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02/18/2020

Germany supporting China in the fight against the coronavirus

A second flight with aid supplies for the areas in China affected by the coronavirus took off from Frankfurt am Main today (18 February). With the continued spread of the illness and the rising number of infected persons, there is a growing need for... 

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02/18/2020

Sexualized violence in conflicts – the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Be it in Sierra Leone, Syria or Myanmar, sexualized violence is increasingly being used as a weapon in armed conflicts. The aim is often to deliberately destroy families and entire communities, to drive people out and to cause trauma. This is also... 

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