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02/06/2017

Foreign Minister Gabriel at the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels

Foreign Minister Gabriel at the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel met his European counterparts at the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels on Monday (6 February). The focus of the EU Foreign Ministers’ meeting... 

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02/08/2017

Gabriel in the US: “We are closely united by shared values”

Gabriel in the US: “We are closely united by shared values”

Both are new in office. Sigmar Gabriel is the first counterpart to be received by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Foreign Minister Gabriel travelled for a two-day visit to the US (2 and 3... 

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01/25/2017

Process of reconciliation in Mali

Process of reconciliation in Mali

No-one had expected such an outcome. For three days they sat on mats under canvas tents in Gargando, a small town near the Malian desert city of Timbuktu, talking and talking. Many of those present had long since... 

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01/27/2017

Foreign Minister Gabriel in Paris: Germany and France must be Europe’s engine

Foreign Minister Gabriel in Paris: Germany and France must be Europe’s engine

His first trip abroad made a special point: With his first official visit taking him to Paris, Foreign Minister Gabriel clearly demonstrated why the friendship between... 

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01/27/2017

Handover: Sigmar Gabriel is Germany’s new Foreign Minister

Handover: Sigmar Gabriel is Germany’s new Foreign Minister

On Friday (27 January), outgoing Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier handed over to his successor, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, at a ceremony at the Federal Foreign Office. After... 

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01/27/2017

Welcome, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel!

Welcome, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel!

Sigmar Gabriel has been Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs since 27 January 2017.

Born in Goslar on 12 September 1959, 2 daughters, German school teacherAttended intermediate secondary school and grammar...  >>


01/25/2017

Foreign Minister Steinmeier meets his Czech counterpart Zaorálek

Foreign Minister Steinmeier meets his Czech counterpart Zaorálek

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met his Czech counterpart Lubomír Zaorálek for talks at the Federal Foreign Office on Wednesday (25 January). The meeting focused on bilateral... 

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01/21/2017

Agriculture Ministers’ Conference at the Federal Foreign Office: “tackling water crises”

Agriculture Ministers’ Conference at the Federal Foreign Office: “tackling water crises”

Minister of State Böhmer opened the 9th Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Conference in the Weltsaal of the Federal Foreign Office on 21 January together with Federal... 

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01/25/2017

Exchange programme for all of Europe – Erasmus turns 30

Exchange programme for all of Europe – Erasmus turns 30

From student exchanges to the Lifelong Learning Programme: the Erasmus Programme is celebrating its 30th birthday in 2017.

Ten million people experiencing foreign countries

A semester in... 

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01/23/2017

Foreign Minister Steinmeier meets with World Food Programme Director and UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Foreign Minister Steinmeier meets with World Food Programme Director and UN High Commissioner for Refugees

On Monday (23 January), Foreign Minister Steinmeier received World Food Programme Executive Director Ertharin Cousin at the Federal Foreign... 

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01/18/2017

The Start Up Energy Transition Award: applications open until 31 January!

The Start Up Energy Transition Award: applications open until 31 January!

Start-ups have until 31 January 2017 to apply for the international Start Up Energy Transition Award of the German Energy Agency (dena). The competition is open to ideas that... 

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01/17/2017

“Migration and integration”: German-Dutch Forum in Berlin

“Migration and integration”: German-Dutch Forum in Berlin

“Migration and integration” is the topic of this year’s German-Dutch Forum, which is being held in Berlin on 17 and 18 January. Foreign Minister Steinmeier and his Dutch counterpart Bert... 

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