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04/14/2021

Supporting students and doctoral candidates at risk: The Federal Foreign Office launches the Hilde Domin Programme

Commitment to academic freedom and democracy

Academic freedom is coming under increasing pressure worldwide. In many places around the world, researchers and students are persecuted for their work or their commitment to democracy and freedom or are... 

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Foreign and security policy consultations between Japan and Germany

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04/12/2021

Focus on Yemen ‒ Maas meets UN Special Envoy

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, and the new US Administration’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Tim Lenderking, in Berlin today (12 April). The Foreign Minister discussed their talks in... 

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04/12/2021

Foreign Minister Maas meets with his Pakistan counterpart Qureshi in Berlin

In October 1951, Pakistan was among the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with the young Federal Republic of Germany. Germany is now Pakistan’s prime trading partner in the EU. For Germany, Pakistan is an important partner in efforts... 

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Information on entry restrictions and quarantine regulations in Germany

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04/01/2021

International solidarity against antisemitism and antigypsyism – Germany’s IHRA Chairmanship in 2020/2021

2020 was a year full of challenges for international efforts to combat antisemitism and antigypsyism. Incidents of Holocaust distortion and mockery were seen at demonstrations against COVID-19 restrictions around the world, while important memorials... 

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03/31/2021

Four years of engagement for peace: German Government policy guidelines: Preventing crises, resolving conflicts, building peace

Germany’s commitment to peace has many facets

A culture club for young people in Bamako, support for cross-border police cooperation in Africa, data-based early detection in Berlin, or the deployment of soldiers or police officers in peace,... 

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03/29/2021

Against repression and violence: An action plan for civil society in Belarus

The Federal Foreign Office is expanding its support for the country’s civil society.

The political crisis in Belarus is now at more of a dead‑end than ever. The regime under strongman Lukashenko continues to respond to the peaceful demonstrations... 

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03/26/2021

Together for security, stability and development: Germany’s involvement in the Sahel region

Major challenges: Social conflicts, terrorism, climate change

In the north of the African continent, the Sahel stretches from west to east over an area as large as Western Europe. The region faces major challenges. Life there has been shaped by... 

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03/26/2021

German assistance for Brazil: Sending ventilators to Manaus

Alongside Europe, the COVID‑19 pandemic has hit Latin America and the Caribbean harder than any other part of the world. The region has recorded around 23.6 million infections and more than 740,000 deaths so far. Brazil in particular has been... 

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03/25/2021

Foreign Ministers Maas, Di Maio and Le Drian in Libya: Working together for lasting peace

There are signs of hope in Libya, because the country has made impressive progress: in October, the parties to the conflict agreed on both a ceasefire and confidence-building measures, and the oil blockade ended. At the end of 2020, the parties... 

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03/24/2021

Against tyranny and torture: A documentation mechanism for severe human rights violations in Belarus

The security apparatus behind Belarusian strongman Lukashenko is brutal in its efforts to clamp down on the protest movement. Despite many proven accusations of torture, mistreatment and arbitrary arrests, not a single member of the security forces... 

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