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Feb 27, 2017 4:19 PM

German government confirms killing of hostage in Philippines

The German government has confirmed the murder of a 70-year-old German hostage in the Philippines. The man had been missing for three months after being taken hostage.

Feb 27, 2017 1:38 PM

Ku'Damm Berlin car racers sentenced to life imprisonment in unprecedented murder case

Berlin's regional court has convicted two men of murder after killing a 69-year-old motorist in an illegal car race on the capital's Kurfürstendamm. The perpetrators, both in their 20s, will face life imprisonment.

Feb 27, 2017 11:28 AM

Wolfsburg appoint Andries Jonker as new coach

VfL Wolfsburg have already found a replacement for Valerien Ismael, who was sacked on Sunday. The relegation-threatened side have unveiled Dutchman Andries Jonker as new coach.

Feb 27, 2017 11:14 AM

The best look for carnival? Green and sustainable!

Celebrating carnival is a must in Germany's Rhineland. But what about its environmental impact? A village outside Cologne is making carnival greener - without spoiling any of the fun.

Feb 27, 2017 11:04 AM

Germany plans to relieve open Wi-Fi network providers from legal costs and passwords

According to a German media report, Berlin plans to further reduce liability risks for public Wi-Fi hotspot providers. Under the draft bill, authorities would also be unable to impose password protection.

Feb 27, 2017 7:58 AM

Primark to slowly expand further in Germany

The discount fashion business keeps growing because low, rock-bottom prices are seemingly irresistible for German shoppers. Are there limits to its growth in one of Europe's most fiercely contested fashion market?

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German-Moroccan Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2017-2018

On 1 January 2017, Germany and Moroccot took over the Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The 2017 ministerial level Forum Meeting will be hosted by Germany from 28-30 June in Berlin. For more information please visit

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500th anniversary of the Reformation

Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg. The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.

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Germany’s G20 presidency

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers will meet in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

Further information is available on the following webpages:

Signing the Future Worlds project agreement

Germany supports Future Worlds Center

On Friday, 27 February Ambassador Nikolai von Schoepff and Doctor Yiannis Laouris, Chair of the Board of Future Worlds (FWC), signed a project agreement for the duration of this year. The agreement bu...


Anti-Corruption Initiative

The Private Sector/Federal Administration Anti-Corruption Initiative has addressed the issue of accepting gifts, hospitality and other benefits. In business transactions between the public administration and the private sector, there is still too little awareness of the standards in this area. The following catalogue of frequently asked questions is intended to help recognize the boundaries of permissible behaviour with regard to gifts, hospitality and other benefits for federal administration employees. Contact person for the Anti-Corruption Initiative at the Embassy Nicosia is Mr Benedikt Zanker.

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Ambassador Nikolai von Schoepff

Nikolai von Schoepff is the German Ambassador in Cyprus since October 2, 2014.


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Scholarships in Germany

Scholarships in Germany

Are you considering studying in Germany, but don't know how to cover the costs? This month on Young Germany we have four articles detailing scholarships that can help your wallet support your studies.

New regulations for the access to German universities as of 2018

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The German Embassy in Nicosia is pleased to announce that the requirements for the access to higher education in Germany for candidates with secondary school certificates from the Republic of Cyprus w...

“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

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Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.  

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Events in Cyprus

German language courses at the Goethe-Institut Cyprus

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