Catastrophic conditions in eastern and southern Germany
Extremely large amounts of rain in the south and parts of eastern Germany have led to extraordinarily high flood waters in just a short space of time.
In an interview for the weekly WELT am SONNTAG, Foreign Minister Westerwelle talks about the conflict in Syria, the sentencing of German NGO staff in Cairo, developments in Turkey and Germany’s involv...
Interview with the Federal Foreign Minister
Angela Merkel in a Hitler uniform, Wolfgang Schäuble as Gollum, Aphrodite giving the one-fingered salute, the Greeks all swindlers, the Italians idle loafers – to judge from media output over the past two or three years, there’s not much left of European unity and good neighbourliness. Discussions have instead focused on ‘fascism’, on the ‘subjugation of foreign peoples’, even on ‘war’.
New Media - New Europe?
Germany's minister of foreign affairs, Guido Westerwelle, will once again attend the annual Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum from 17 to 19 June. Its theme this year is "The Future of Growth - Economic Values and the Media".
Global Media Forum 2013
Here’s where the Champions shine. At WorldSkills Leipzig 2013, the best skilled workers from all over the world compete for the world title.
The WorldSkills Competitions, which are held every other...
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
Numerous exchanges of official visitors and delegations are taking place between Cyprus and Germany, even more so during the Cypriot presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half ...
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 Uwe Wixforth.
Answers to frequently asked questions about accepting gifts, hospitality or other benefits [pdf, 194.22k]