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04/01/2020

Final green light for EU free trade agreement with Viet Nam

Taking EU-Viet Nam trade to a new level

With a trade volume of more than 50 billion euros, Viet Nam is currently the EU’s second most important trade partner in South East Asia. The EU is Viet Nam’s fourth-largest trade partner. Between 2014 and... 

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03/31/2020

Fair rules for free trade - working to overcome the blockade at the WTO

Resolving trade disputes is the chief task of the World Trade Organization

The system of free trade is an indispensable pillar of the rules-based international order. However, just because it is free does not mean that there are no rules. On the... 

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03/30/2020

North Macedonia becomes 30th NATO member

The accession of North Macedonia to NATO marks the end of a long journey of perseverance since the commencement of negotiations in 2008. An important precondition for accession was the resolution of the name dispute between Greece and North... 

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03/30/2020

Helping the most vulnerable: humanitarian assistance in the times of Covid-19

Conflicts and natural disasters: coronavirus exacerbates the situation

Although in many places public life has ground to a halt, millions of people are still affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters. Closed borders, but also disrupted... 

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03/27/2020

Coronavirus and entry restrictions: 4 things travelers to Germany need to know

Information as of March 27, 2020

1. Entry: travel restrictions and border controls

Germany has introduced travel restrictions for entries from outside the Schengen area on March 17, 2020. All corresponding entries from non-EU-citizens and citizens... 

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03/24/2020

How Germany is helping Europe in the Covid19 crisis

With over 10,000 fatalities, Europe is the worst-hit continent in the Covid19 pandemic. As of today (24 March), there were over 200,000 cases in Europe, more than half of them in Italy and Spain. Solidarity and the ability to act are urgently needed.... 

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03/17/2020

“ICH HABE EINEN TRAUM – I HAVE A DREAM” – Federal Foreign Office e‑book project

Are you between 5 and 19 years old? Do you love books and stories? Do you like to write? If so, please take part in our competition and get your prose, short story, essay or poem published in the next Foreign Office e‑book!

Do you have a dream for... 

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03/12/2020

Bolivia – helping the country regain political stability

Mass protests against irregularities during the last presidential elections led to the resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales in November 2019. Since then, the country has had a transitional Government. Its primary task is to organise the... 

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03/12/2020

Transitional Brexit Act

The Act is aimed at creating legal certainty across the board in federal law for the transition period after the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. It entered into force together with the Withdrawal Agreement on 1 February 2020.

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03/11/2020

Denmark — CleanTech pioneers from the north

First offshore windpark as early as 1991

Private-sector actors play a central role when it comes to meeting the EU climate targets. Danish businesses noticed early on that green technologies have enormous potential. The first offshore windpark was... 

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03/09/2020

Migration to offset the shortage of skilled workers

New regulations on working in Germany

Germany has a shortage of skilled workers. According to figures provided by the Centre of Excellence on Securing Skilled Labour, there are currently 1.2 million job vacancies and 57,000 unfilled apprenticeships... 

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03/06/2020

Humanitarian assistance in eastern Ukraine – Germany increases its support

Dramatic impact on the civilian population

The conflict in eastern Ukraine has dramatically affected people’s daily lives – more than 13,000 people have died, and a further 9000 have been injured. Landmines, unexploded ordnance and booby-traps still... 

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