Foreign and European Policy
Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement in Berlin today, (14 May) on the results of the Pew survey of public opinion in eight European countries:
“I am very concerned ...
Germany will once again be serving on the United Nations Human Rights Council. On 12 November, the UN General Assembly elected Germany for the period of 2013 to 2015. Foreign Minister Westerwelle prai...
The negotiation of the next multiannual financial framework, due to go into effect in 2014, is a key European project. The EU’s entire revenue and expenditure system will be on the table and a decisio...
On 22 January 2013, it was exactly 50 years since the Élysée Treaty was signed in Paris in 1963 by Germany’s Federal Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and France’s President Charles de Gaulle. Both countries are marking the anniversary with a Franco-German Year and numerous commemorative events
EU Council Presidency
Ireland will hold the presidency of the council of the European Union in the first half of 2013
Fifty years ago the Berlin Wall was erected between East and West, dividing the country and the people. Countless lives were affected by the construction of the Wall. [...] Little by little, people are starting to forget how much pain and suffering was caused by the division of Germany, how the division was overcome, and what elation was felt when the Wall fell.