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Apr 24, 2017 1:54 PM

Germany accepting fewer Afghan asylum seekers

In the first two months of 2017, Germany has granted asylum to only 48 percent of Afghan migrants, local German media has reported. This is a drop of 30 percent since 2015.

Apr 24, 2017 1:15 PM

Germany's Gabriel visits Jerusalem as Israel remembers Holocaust

Germany's foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel has arrived in Israel, where he joined in events marking Holocaust Remembrance Day. Gabriel is also due to meet with Israeli and Palestinian officials during his trip.

Apr 24, 2017 1:02 PM

Milky Chance

Electro pop duo Milky Chance hail from central Germany. They recorded their debut album at home and released it online in 2013. They’ve since rocketed to fame, touring the world and topping the charts.

Apr 24, 2017 12:31 PM

Love Parade criminal trial will go ahead, court rules

A court in Germany has decided an involuntary manslaughter trial of 10 people in connection with the Love Parade tragedy will go ahead. A lower court had last year ruled not to hear the case due to a lack of evidence.

Apr 24, 2017 12:21 PM

Germany's DAX hits all-time high on France, Ifo index

Germany's blue-chip share index has surged to a record as investors were relieved by the success of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, with rising German business sentiment adding to their joy.

Apr 24, 2017 11:50 AM

Otto Dix and "The Evil Eye"

Otto Dix painted beggars and prostitutes, the underbelly of the Golden Twenties. He spared nobody in his uncomfortable work, least of all himself. “The Evil Eye” exhibition presents works from his Dusseldorf years.

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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

Ortenburg Bible, German Historical Museum

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.

A reef knot as the symbol of the G20 summit in Hamburg

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 met 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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The Ambassador

Ambassador Nikolai von Schoepff

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

Global Media Forum 2017

Global Media Forum 2017

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum is the Place Made for Minds, where decision makers and influencers from all over the world come together. Join us at the Global Media Forum June 19 - 21, 2017 in Bonn, Germany, to shape the discussion about the impact of identity and diversity on politics, society and media.


European refugee crisis 2016

#RumoursAboutGermany Beware: Human traffickers are not reliable source of information about living conditions in Europe. They are criminals. Human traffickers deliberately spread rumours and false ...

New regulations for the access to German universities as of 2018

Hörsaal Medizin Leipzig

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

App Auswärtiges AMt

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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