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11/24/2020

Assistance for Afghanistan

At the international donor conference, support for Afghanistan will be secured for the next four years.

Decades of violent conflict have left their mark in Afghanistan and the situation has been exacerbated by the impact of natural disasters... 

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11/24/2020

Transatlantic relations in focus: “Berlin Pulse” survey with the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum

What do people in Germany think about foreign-policy issues, how interested are they in global developments and what do they expect of policymakers? The Hamburg-based Körber-Stiftung has been examining these questions since 2017, in cooperation with... 

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11/20/2020

“Music, martial arts, money and violence”: Study on international right-wing extremist and terrorist networks

From the murders committed by the NSU to the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and the massacre in Utoya, Norway: not only in Germany but also in other countries, acts of right-wing terrorism are on the rise. Traditionally,... 

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11/19/2020

A packed agenda for the EU Foreign Ministers: US elections, multilateralism and the Middle East

A transatlantic “New Deal”

This is the first time the EU Foreign Ministers have met since the US presidential elections on 3 November. As a result, the future of transatlantic relations with the new US Administration is on the agenda under the... 

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11/19/2020

Forgotten crises: flooding in the Sudan

Germany is supporting a UNICEF project for reconstruction following the flooding. The Sudan recently made headlines primarily for political reasons. Omar al‑Bashir was ousted after 30 years thanks to peaceful protests, and the country is undergoing a... 

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11/19/2020

EU Cyber Diplomacy – working together for a free and secure cyberspace

Digital technology today holds the potential for previously unimaginable economic, societal, as well as political development. At the same time, threats are growing. Crime, and even conflicts between countries, are increasingly moving into... 

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Introducing the European Human Rights Ambassadors

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11/17/2020

First country-specific discussion on the rule of law among EU Member States

The rule of law in the EU is at a critical juncture. Strengthening this area is one of the main priorities that Germany has set itself for its Presidency of the Council of the European Union. In addition to rule‑of‑law conditionality in the EU... 

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11/17/2020

Palestinian Foreign Minister visits Berlin

Developments in the Middle East peace process

A great deal has happened since the two Foreign Ministers last met in April 2018. The normalisation of diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain has changed the region.... 

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11/16/2020

“Wherever culture is destroyed, humanity dies”: International conference on the protection of cultural heritage

Protecting cultural property around the world: International conference

There was an international outcry when the ancient sites of Palmyra or the Buddhas of Bamiyan were destroyed in attacks by the terrorist organisation IS and the Taliban. The... 

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11/13/2020

Forgotten crises: Efforts to tackle the long-term consequences of the earthquake in Haiti

Germany is providing assistance via a micro-project run by the Malteser which, among others, is benefiting the Deseus Family.

“A bowl of bread soup”

Minouche Deseus is a single parent with seven children. Like so many Haitians, she and her family... 

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11/12/2020

Political agreement on EU budget and Next Generation EU recovery fund: What happens now?

On 10 November, the negotiators for the Council of the European Union, under the German Presidency, and the European Parliament reached agreement on a comprehensive recovery fund to fight the effects of the COVID‑19 pandemic as well as on the... 

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