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First official visits to Kyiv and Moscow in difficult times

Diplomacy on the basis of shared principles

The first official visits to Ukraine and Russia take place against the backdrop of the military situation close to the Ukrainian border and following the various dialogue formats with Russia at the... 



The geopolitical significance of hydrogen

In recent years, hydrogen has become a key element in the global energy transition – and therefore in efforts to meet global climate targets. This is because hydrogen and its downstream products (“power-to-X”) create new possibilities for... 



National Citizens’ Panel on the future of Europe in Berlin

The Federal Foreign Office is organising a National Citizens’ Panel in January 2022. The Panel will be an opportunity for citizens to actively contribute their own ideas on the future of Europe. How can the EU safeguard its common democratic values... 



No secret diplomacy here: Federal Foreign Office social media accounts on specific issues

Foreign policy is garnering a great deal of attention

Foreign policy is garnering lots of attention these days, also on social media.

In order to make foreign policy even more transparent and to enable those interested in politics to learn more... 



Foreign Minister Baerbock meets her EU counterparts in Brest, France

Informal exchange among EU counterparts in France

Two weeks after the start of France’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell and French Foreign Minister... 



Foreign Minister Baerbock’s first official visit to Rome

Europe is the linchpin of our foreign policy – this is the theme under which Foreign Minister Baerbock has placed her series of first official visits across Europe. Italy’s Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio invited Foreign Minister Baerbock to visit... 



Germany’s commitment to the fight against COVID‑19

The pandemic can only be overcome if it is brought under control all over the world. Germany thus opted early on to focus on finding joint responses in a spirit of solidarity to the pandemic that continues to rage worldwide, and has placed this issue... 



Advocating a strong transatlantic partnership and friendship: Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock’s first official visit to Washington, DC

Current issues on the agenda

The transatlantic partnership and friendship with the US is, alongside European integration, a cornerstone for Germany’s actions on the international stage. One of Foreign Minister Baerbock’s first trips abroad thus... 



What is going to be important for our multilateral action in 2022 – three examples

Taking committed steps forward in climate diplomacy: COP27 in Egypt in November

The Federal Foreign Office has put the spotlight on climate diplomacy in 2022: the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) managed to agree on the... 



Acting resolutely instead of merely reacting – Germany’s G7 Presidency in 2022

Coordination of foreign and security policy issues as the core task

Close and informal coordination based on mutual trust on foreign and security policy challenges and crises is a key aspect of the G7 Foreign Ministers’ agenda. The G7 forms a unique... 



Action Plan for Afghanistan

In August 2021, the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan. The dramatic images of the fall of Kabul were seen around the world. Since then, Afghanistan has been in a serious crisis. In light of the difficult situation, Foreign Minister Baerbock... 


COVID-19: entry and quarantine regulations in Germany