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06/24/2017

Message from Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the occasion of the end of Ramadan (Eid‑ul‑Fitr)

Message from Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the occasion of the end of Ramadan (Eid‑ul‑Fitr)

Muslim women and men around the world are currently celebrating the end of... 

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06/21/2017

Understanding through dialogue: Gabriel intends to revive Council of the Baltic Sea States

Understanding through dialogue: Gabriel intends to revive Council of the Baltic Sea States

The Council of the Baltic Sea States, which promotes the dialogue between Russia and the other Baltic Sea states, has not met at the political level since the... 

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06/19/2017

Making the most of common opportunities: OSCE and Asian partners convene at the Federal Foreign Office

Making the most of common opportunities: OSCE and Asian partners convene at the Federal Foreign Office

The world has shrunk. Political, economic and social developments do not stop at national borders. It is therefore all the more important to foster... 

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06/19/2017

EU Foreign Ministers extend sanctions imposed over annexation of Crimea

EU Foreign Ministers extend sanctions imposed over annexation of Crimea

Gabriel: No lifting of sanctions without progress in the Minsk peace process

EU Foreign Ministers have extended the sanctions imposed over Russia’s illegal annexation of... 

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06/19/2017

Kosovo’s future is in the EU

Kosovo’s future is in the EU

Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth recently held his latest meeting with Edita Tahiri, Kosovo’s Minister for Dialogue, to exchange views on the future of the Western Balkan country and of the entire region.

Both... 

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06/16/2017

It’s not rocket science! Palestinian, Israeli and Iranian scientists jointly working at a particle accelerator in Jordan

It’s not rocket science! Palestinian, Israeli and Iranian scientists jointly working at a particle accelerator in Jordan

SESAME opened its doors in Amman on 16 May. It is the largest research centre in the Middle East and stands for... 

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06/15/2017

Let the summer holidays begin! The EU has scrapped roaming charges

Let the summer holidays begin! The EU has scrapped roaming charges

New EU legislation that will please Europe’s consumers is entering into force just in time for the summer holiday season: from 15 June, roaming charges are to be scrapped. So, wherever... 

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06/15/2017

Preventing crises, managing conflicts, building peace – Federal Government policy guidelines

Preventing crises, managing conflicts, building peace – Federal Government policy guidelines

The new guidelines on crisis prevention, conflict management and peacebuilding were adopted by the Cabinet on 14 June 2017. They are the result of a... 

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06/12/2017

Focus on Africa – G20 Africa Summit in Berlin

Focus on Africa – G20 Africa Summit in Berlin

The leading economies want to use a conference being held in Berlin on 12 and 13 June under the German G20 Presidency to create new opportunities for sustainable economic growth, investments and stability... 

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06/09/2017

The Foreign Minister of Qatar visits a highly symbolic location in rural Lower Saxony

The Foreign Minister of Qatar visits a highly symbolic location in rural Lower Saxony

On Friday, 9 June, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel met with his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, at Herzog August Library in... 

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06/15/2017

Public consultation on the Human Rights Report of the Federal Government chaired by the Human Rights Commissioner

Public consultation on the Human Rights Report of the Federal Government chaired by the Human Rights Commissioner

In 2018, Germany will undergo another Universal Periodic Review of the implementation of its human rights obligations. A public... 

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06/13/2017

Close partners in humanitarian assistance: Germany and the ICRC

Close partners in humanitarian assistance: Germany and the ICRC

At the annual meeting of the ICRC Donor Support Group in Bonn the parameters were set for the future work of one of the most important humanitarian agencies. After a successful year... 

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