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09/10/2020

Continuing the fight against IS with determination

The terrorist organisation “Islamic State” remains a threat to the people of Iraq and Syria and beyond the region. The organisation has reorganised and gone underground and continues to carry out attacks in Iraq and Syria. A resurgence of the... 

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09/08/2020

Working together to promote environmental protection and inclusion – award ceremony for the Shimon Peres Prize 2020

Instead of a ceremony at Berlin’s City Hall, the winners were honoured at a digital ceremony that was broadcast on the website of the German-Israeli Future Forum Foundation on 8 September.

In his video message to the winners and the viewers of the... 

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09/07/2020

Forgotten crises: pasture land instead of desert in the Sahel region

Impacts of climate change: droughts and floods

In the north of the African continent, the Sahel region stretches from west to east, over an area as large as Western Europe. The people in this region predominantly subsist on agriculture. Meanwhile,... 

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09/06/2020

Discover Europe: Foreign Minister Maas presents the game Pathways

Lucas, Andreas, Frieda, Magdalena and Yanko are on a journey. They roam through Paris and Athens, Brussels and Berlin, or travel to the Arctic climate research station in Tromsø. They discover old documents like the Carta de Lei, with which, in 1867,... 

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09/04/2020

Grasping the opportunities of digital technology: ideas for the future of digital cooperation

The digital transformation is advancing and leaving no area of life and no region in the world unaffected. This brings with it much that is good for business and society, but also new challenges, ranging from disinformation campaigns to cyber... 

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09/04/2020

Brexit has arrived: Where are we now? What happens next?

What has happened since 1 February 2020?

A Withdrawal Agreement was negotiated before the UK left the EU in order to ensure that the main political and economic links between the EU and the UK were not severed from one day to the next upon... 

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09/01/2020

“Germany – Europe – Asia: shaping the 21st century together”: The German Government adopts policy guidelines on the Indo-Pacific region

Why does Germany need a strategy on the Indo-Pacific region?

More than half the world’s population lives in countries around the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. In recent decades, countries such as Viet Nam, China and India have seen rapid economic... 

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09/01/2020

Face-to-face diplomacy: Foreign Minister Maas meets his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Berlin

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, international diplomatic visits came to a standstill. However, face-to-face conversations are indispensable for diplomatic dialogue, especially when there is as much to discuss as in Chinese-German relations. The... 

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08/29/2020

“A little rice in the afternoon”

She has no more work now because her former customers have either lost their own jobs or are avoiding contact with others out of fear of being infected with COVID‑19. “It’s very difficult”, says Ms Castro. “We’ve only had one meal a day for the last... 

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08/28/2020

Entry restrictions and quarantine regulations in Germany

Entry restrictions

For Germany, travel restrictions apply for entry from a large number of countries. These regulations are issued by the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI). Please check with the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and... 

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08/28/2020

Strong together: Maas and Borrell take stock after the meeting of EU foreign ministers in Berlin

There has been no let‑up – in recent weeks which have proven so eventful, there have been extremely dynamic developments in a host of topics. It is not just that all states are still dealing with the COVID‑19 pandemic and the impact of the crisis.... 

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08/27/2020

Germany and Israel: Unique, diverse relations

The two Ministers began with a visit to the House of the Wannsee Conference memorial and educational site. This was where German ministry officials and civil servants planned the mass murder of European Jews in 1942. Remembrance work is an important... 

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