In a Federal Convention election held in Berlin on 12 February 2017, former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier - new Federal President
The Berlin Philharmonic is one of Europe’s greatest orchestras, with hundreds of concerts, performances and recordings all over the world. The Artistic Director of the Berlin Philharmonic was for many...
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.
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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.
Anniversary of the Reformation
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.
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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...
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.
Answers to frequently asked questions about accepting gifts, hospitality or other benefits [pdf, 194.22k]