Legal certainty for all UK nationals in Germany

The German Government approved the Brexit Residence Act today (31 July) for a situation where the UK withdraws from the EU without the Withdrawal Agreement. Flags of Germany, the UK and the EU© Monika Skolimowska/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa The aim of the bill is to create legal certainty for all UK nationals and their families who have made…

Help for two and a half million people in Palestine — Federal Foreign Office of Germany

Half of the population of the Palestinian territories is dependent on humanitarian assistance. So that help can be provided even where the necessary finance is unavailable, Germany supports the United Nations Country-Based Pooled Fund. Aid projects run by local and international organisations ensure better living conditions on the ground., © Secours Islamique France Great humanitarian…

Alliance of multilateralists: Fostering a network of international team players | What is multilateralism? — Federal Foreign Office of Germany

Populists and authoritarian governments are calling international cooperation more and more into question. Foreign Minister Maas is working on a new network for greater cooperation. In an age of “America First”, values such as cooperation, respect for international law and free trade are under pressure worldwide. That is why Foreign Minister Maas wants to build…

Merkel Harvard commencement speech: ‘Tear down walls of ignorance’ — DW News | Angela Merkel Makes Swipe At President Trump At Harvard — NBC News, Watch Videos

Merkel Harvard commencement speech: ‘Tear down walls of ignorance’ — DW News German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered this years commencement address at Harvard University. Her advice to the graduates was spiked with indirect criticism of Donald Trump’s policies. She spoke of halting global warming, eradicating starvation, eliminating diseases, giving people, especially girls, access to education…

Abrahamic Teams and interfaith dialogue: Conquering prejudice face-to-face — Claudia Mende spoke to the projectʹs initiator, Jurgen Micksch on Qantara de, Germany

Overcoming prejudice and clearing up misunderstandings through direct encounters: thatʹs the goal of Abrahamic Teams. A Christian, a Jew and a Muslim inform people together about their different faiths. Claudia Mende spoke to the projectʹs initiator, Jurgen Micksch Mr Micksch, what inspired you to create the Abrahamic Teams? Jurgen Miksch: In 2001, a teacher at…

Resolution 2467: ending sexual violence in conflicts | UN Security Council adopted a resolution sponsored by Germany on combating sexual violence in conflicts and strengthening victims

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution sponsored by Germany on combating sexual violence in conflicts and strengthening victims. Whether in Sierra Leone, Syria, Myanmar or Iraq, sexual violence is being used as a tactic in armed conflicts to an increasing extent. Germany has therefore made protection against sexual violence a priority of its…

Germany: Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue- Global energy transition changes geopolitical framework

The shift to renewable energy sources is reducing geopolitical dependencies. The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue at the Federal Foreign Office provides a platform to discuss the impact of the global energy transition. Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2018, © Thomas Koehler/photothek.net Investment in renewable energy sources has overtaken investment in fossil fuels such as oil and…

Germany: “Doing nothing isn’t an option.” Rethinking arms control — Foreign Minister Heiko Maas | Political Declaration of Germany, Netherland and Sweden at the Conference 2019

New high‑tech weapons are making the world an ever more dangerous place, and important disarmament agreements are in serious difficulties. Foreign Minister Maas wants to start a new dialogue on disarmament. A conference in Berlin marked the start of this initiative. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaking at the Conference on Capturing Technology – Rethinking Arms…

Tesla and Elon Musk – the future of electric cars | DW Documentary | The film also shows how much German technology is hidden in Tesla models, and how both Musk and new Chinese competition are betting on German expertise

Tesla, Elon Musk’s electric car manufacturing company, initially appeared to leave the rest of the car industry behind. But competition has become tougher. In the running to establish electric vehicles, Tesla initially appeared to have left the rest of the car industry in the dust. But things have gotten tougher for Elon Musk’s crown jewel…

Berlin students fight to get climate change onto lesson plans — Deutsche Welle de | Watch Video on how children in Gujrat, India are getting – climate change lessons

Are schools equipping kids with the skills to understand and deal with climate change? Some German students don’t think so and are trying to get their curriculum changed. Victoria Bederov tilts her head to one side and considers the question for a moment. What does the 18-year-old Berlin student think about climate education in German…

EU-Japan trade agreement enters into force | Marketplace home to 635 million people and almost a third of the world’s Gross Domestic Product, bringing the people of Europe and Japan closer together than ever before | Watch Videos

EU-Japan trade agreement enters into force Brussels, 31 January 2019 The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan enters into force on 1 February 2019. Businesses and consumers across Europe and in Japan can now take advantage of the largest open trade zone in the world. @ add copyrigth here 2019 President of…

Germany: When students become ‘Fair Trade entrepreneurs’ — By Petra Schönhöfer on Goethe de | 500 educational establishments involved in the UNESCO Action Porogramme on ‘Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)’.

Sustainability and climate protection start in daily life, and they are something children can learn. Educational establishments all over Germany are involved in UNESCO’s Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development – and schools are foremost among them. When stomachs rumble at the Erich Kästner School in Ladenburg, Baden-Württemberg, students buy snacks at the…