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05/22/2020

No secret diplomacy here: 20 Federal Foreign Office Twitter accounts on specific issues

Foreign policy is garnering a great deal of attention

Whether it be Brexit, the policy on Eastern Europe or reactions to acute crises: foreign policy is garnering lots of attention these days, also on social media. Almost one million people are... 

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05/20/2020

Supporting Ethiopia and Somalia in the fight against COVID-19

Horn of Africa – situation made worse by COVID-19

The corona pandemic has the world firmly in its clutches. Almost every country in the world is affected and healthcare systems are almost at breaking point. The situation can become particularly... 

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05/19/2020

Maas meets CBSS foreign ministers

The Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) had been scheduled to meet on the Danish island of Bornholm, the home of Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod. Denmark currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, and for the... 

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05/19/2020

Support in difficult times – the 5th meeting of the German-Palestinian Steering Committee

Since its first meeting in 2010, the German-Palestinian Steering Committee has been the main forum for consultations between the German Government and the Palestinian Authority. It brings together senior representatives from German and Palestinian... 

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05/18/2020

Back to an open Europe: Maas has talks with EU tourist countries

Although the COVID‑19 pandemic still has the world in its grip, the number of cases in Europe is falling and the first borders have re‑opened. On Saturday, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his counterpart from Luxembourg met on the German-Luxembourg... 

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05/16/2020

Ireland after Brexit – European, now more than ever!

Huge EU solidarity with Ireland on Brexit

Many people immediately associate Ireland with harps, Celtic crosses, St. Patrick (the country’s patron saint) and shamrock, the national symbol. But the people of Ireland are also well known for their... 

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05/15/2020

European foreign policy against the backdrop of COVID-19: focus on the Middle East

Economic and political stability

The situation in the Mediterranean countries has direct implications for Europe. The European Commission is therefore making over two billion euros available to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the... 

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05/15/2020

“People around the world are in need of our solidarity”: Humanitarian assistance and human rights

COVID-19: Humanitarian pandemic

The world is facing huge challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus is particularly dangerous for those who were already reliant on humanitarian assistance before the crisis. The Bundestag is therefore... 

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05/15/2020

Solidarity in times of crisis: transatlantic cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic

The partners are therefore closely coordinating their efforts to bring home stranded tourists, find a vaccine and restore the global economy.

Even in the times of COVID-19, the transatlantic allies can rely on one another. Transnational problems... 

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05/14/2020

Libya: irresponsible escalation despite Covid‑19

Facilitating a humanitarian ceasefire

Despite the spread of the coronavirus in Libya, fighting between the parties to the conflict is intensifying again. The ceasefire that was announced was only short-lived. Time and again, medical facilities and... 

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05/14/2020

Germany: working to promote the rule of law in Europe

Respect for rule of law principles by all member states is an indispensable pillar of the European Union. It is a key value that all member states share, as is stated in the preamble to the Treaty on European Union. Speaking in the German Bundestag,... 

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05/14/2020

Coronavirus and entry restrictions: 6 things travellers to Germany need to know

1. Entry: travel restrictions, border controls and quarantine

Germany introduced travel restrictions for entries from outside the Schengen area on 17 March 2020. They were last prolonged on 14 May 2020, based on an EU recommendation.... 

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