Germany: Election of the Federal President on Sunday the 12 Feb 2017|Ex FM. Frank-Walter Steinmeier is the nominee of SPD and CDU | Need 631 votes to win on first round

The Procedure The Federal President and the Federal Convention The Federal Convention is the largest parliamentary convention in the Federal Republic of Germany. Its sole function is to elect the Federal President. The Convention usually assembles only every five years in the Reichstag Building, the exception being if the Federal President’s term of office ends…

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Candidate Schulz: Can Merkel be beaten? | Quadriga Germany’s Social Democrats are sending Martin Schulz to do battle with Angela Merkel in September’s election. Does he stand a chance? Guests: Ulrike Guérot (European Democracy Lab), Alan Posener (Die Welt) and Derek Scally (Irish Times). German President Gauck holds final address | DW News  Germany appoints…

Learning without borders ‑ Conference of German Schools Abroad in Berlin | This Schools are door to German universities and the German labour market

More than 130 school principals are meeting from today (4 January) in Berlin. Their schools do not just ensure that children all over the world can be taught in German. In fact, from Chile to Indonesia, German and local children can together complete their university entrance qualification, the Abitur ‑ an encounter that stays with…

“Stronger than all divisions”: We are looking back on several epoch-making events of the 20th century, major turning points in history — By Frank-Walter Steinmeier

June 12, 2014 – A coincidence of the calendar makes 2014 a very special year of remembrance. We are therefore looking back on several epoch-making events of the 20th century, major turning points in history: not only the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, the “seminal catastrophe of the 20th century”, and the…

Foreign Minister Steinmeier: We must not permit the two-state solution to become an empty phrase — Federal Foreign Office, Germany

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has welcomed the appeal by his United States counterpart John Kerry for a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict. In a keynote speech in Washington on Wednesday (28 December), the US Secretary of State called on Palestinians and Israelis to adhere to a two-state solution. He also defended his government’s…

Milestone for German involvement in international peace missions | Steinmeier lauds Cabinet decision

The world is being jolted by numerous crises ‑ making prevention, stabilisation and post-conflict management increasingly important. On Wednesday (21 December), the Federal Cabinet approved the revised Secondment Act, which regulates and simplifies the secondment of German experts to peace missions. The central element is the expansion of the Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF)…

University of Paderborn confered Honorary Degree on Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier | A Bridge Builder between Nations | News in German Language

Brückenbauer zwischen Nationen“ – Verleihung der Ehrendoktorwürde an Bundesaußenminister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier Foto (Universität Paderborn, Johannes Pauly): Prof. Dr. Volker Peckhaus, Dekan der Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften, und Bundesaußenminister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Foto (Universität Paderborn, Johannes Pauly): Prof. Dr. Volker Peckhaus, Dekan der Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften, Prof. Dr. Karin von Welck, UNESCO-Kommission, Prof. Dr. Birgit Riegraf,…

16 human rights defenders from China to Brazil, and from Chad to Canada awarded Franco-German Prize for Human Rights

 On Thursday (1 December), Foreign Minister Steinmeier and his French counterpart Jean‑Marc Ayrault presented awards to 16 human rights defenders. Here are profiles of the award winners.   The award winners with Foreign Ministers Steinmeier and Ayrault.© Ronny Hartmann/photothek.de In his speech, Foreign Minister Steinmeier praised the courage and compassion of the award winners© Ronny…

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on a trip to Lebanon: Showing support for the biggest helper | “We have every interest in Lebanon remaining an anchor of stability in this unsettled region” – Steinmeier

Measured in relation to its own population, no other country in the world helps as many refugees as Lebanon. This small country has provided refuge for over 1.5 million people fleeing war and terror in Syria. Foreign Minister Steinmeier travelled to Beirut on Thursday (1 December) to demonstrate that Germany is a solid partner at…

FM Steinmeier: “We stand for democracy, freedom and an open society” |“We must not allow ourselves to be shaken by earthquakes”–FM| Videos

Syria, Ukraine, Brexit, developments in Turkey, the election in the United States – the world is in turmoil. In his speech to the German Bundestag today (23 November), Foreign Minister Steinmeier explained how he sees the future of German foreign policy in a time of great challenges. Foreign Minister Steinmeier during the budget debate in…

Foreign Minister Steinmeier poised to be Germany’s next president without conservative rival — Deutsche Welle de

The conservative CDU and CSU parties have backed Social Democrat Frank-Walter Steinmeier to replace Joachim Gauck as president, paving the way for him to take up the post without a serious challenge. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Party (CDU) has backed Social Democrat Frank-Walter Steinmeier to be the ruling coaliton’s candidate for the German presidency,…

Two-state solution is a guiding principle of German foreign policy on Israel and Palestine conflict – FM Steinmeier

Foreign Minister Steinmeier welcoming Palestinian Prime Minister Hamdallah © AA Foreign Minister Steinmeier welcoming Palestinian Prime Minister Hamdallah Representatives of the German Government and the Palestinian Authority convened for the fourth time at ministerial level today (26 October) at a meeting of the German-Palestinian Steering Committee. Their talks focused on the ongoing efforts to resolve…

Germany: Second Business Forum on Digital Innovation, IT and Communications Technology | “Industrie 4.0” meets the “old economy”

Second Business Forum on Digital Innovation, IT and Communications Technology The Business Forum on Digital Innovation, IT and Communications Technology was held in the Federal Foreign Office on Friday (30 September) in cooperation with the digital association bitkom. Guests from business and politics came together with those involved in promoting foreign trade to discuss current…

Vision for the EU: Europe is the solution — By Frank-Walter Steinmeier Foreign Minister Germany on Goethe de | This was the vision of Winston S. Churchill in 1946

Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the headquaters of the Goethe-Institut | Photo (detail): Goethe-Institut/Loredana La Rocca Churchills Vermächtnis: Ein Plädoyer für ein mutiges, reformorientiertes Europa der 27 das das Versprechen von Freiheit und Wohlstand auf dem Kontinent erneuern kann. Von Frank‑Walter Steinmeier Of course one can learn from history. But when has humanity ever done so?…

The best ambassadors 
for a peaceful world — by Sarah Kanning and Clara Krug on Deutschland de|We need to make Young people experts so they can one day rebuild sites like Palmyra.” ▪

Over 300 students, teachers, school principals and representatives of education from 30 countries discovered what cultural relations and education policy achieves during the “Inspiring People” forum in Berlin. Participants with Foreign Minister steinmeier© Sarah Kanning – Forum Menschen bewegen She talks about her flight to BERLIN sitting one row behind TV presenter Anne Will, the…

Round table on flight and migration: Steinmeier meets heads of international organisations

Tackling the reasons why people flee, helping refugees in need, putting a stop to people smugglers, integrating people in need of protection and, where possible, helping people to return home – how can the international community address these Herculean tasks? Steinmeier and representatives of refugee organisations at a joint press conference War, starvation and oppression force people…

Cultural rapprochement with Iran: ‘Laden with promise’|Qantara de on future culture exchante between Iran and Germany | Interview with Ali Fathollah-Nejad

Following the historic Iran nuclear deal that was clinched in Vienna in July 2015 and the subsequent lifting of sanctions against Iran in mid-January 2016, Germany and Iran are now looking for ways to stimulate cultural dialogue and exchange between the two countries. Dorothea Grassmann talks to Ali Fathollah-Nejad Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Tehran…