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Baroness Ashton and Ambassador Peter Ammon

Grand Cross 1st Class for Baroness Ashton

Baroness Catherine Ashton of Upholland was presented with the Grand Cross 1st Class of the Order of the Federal Republic of Germany by Ambassador Peter Ammon on 24 May 2016. The Baroness was awarded the honour in recognition of her pioneering role in creating the European Foreign Service.

Chancellor Merkel at the World Humanitarian Summit

UN World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul

Chancellor Angela Merkel expects today's UN summit in Istanbul to create a sustainable humanitarian system by improving networking of humanitarian aid. Foreign Minister Frank-Water Steinmeier has called upon the international community "to show solidarity" and increase the budget of the UN CERF to $1 billion.

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In Focus: German Language

The latest installment of our "In Focus" series looks at German language. Find out why German is a great language to learn, discover where to learn German in the UK (or from home), delve into our overview of various amusing German words and turns of phrase and much, much more.

German Duo Maria Kurjo/My Phan won gold in Synchronized Platform Diving

Germany wins 3 gold and 1 silver medal in European Aquatics Championships

German athletes have given a solid performance at the European Swimming, Diving and Synchronised Swimming Championships, held in London from 9 to 22 May 2016. Winning three gold and one silver medal, Germany ended up ninth on the overall medal table.

Ambassador Ammon and Dr Kristina Spohr at the event on Helmut Schmidt

A Conversation on "Helmut Schmidt – The Global Chancellor"

On 12 May 2016, Ambassador Dr Peter Ammon hosted a conversation on the legacy of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, who died last year aged 96. At the heart of the discussion was Schmidt’s foreign policy during his chancellorship from 1974 to 1982.

Astronaut Alexander Gerst working at the International Space Station (ISS)

Angela Merkel meets Astronaut Alexander Gerst

Astronaut Alexander Gerst is to return to space in 2018, where he will be the first German Commander of the International Space Station (ISS). The European Space Agency (ESA) made the announcement during the Chancellor’s visit to the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne. Angela Merkel offered her congratulations and praised Alexander Gerst as a "true ambassador from outer space".

Central staircase of the new building of the Humboldt University in Berlin

Six German universities among world’s most prestigious universities

Times Higher Education published their ranking of the 100 most prestigious universities of the world for the sixth time. The unique annual survey is based on 10,323 responses from top academics from 133 countries and was carried out between January and March 2016. Germany is the third most-represented nation in the list, which is led by US and UK universities.

Katja Riemann in London

Celebrated and award-winning German actress Katja Riemann in London

From 16 to 18 May, renowned German actress Katja Riemann made her London debut in two performances of “A Song of Good and Evil”, a reflection on modern justice and the Nuremberg Trials. Riemann was also in conversation with Professor Erica Carter following a screening of the 2012 political drama Das Wochenende (The Weekend).

Ambassador Ammon and Anthea Bell, 29 January 2015

Celebrating translator Anthea Bell OBE at 80

Distinguished translator Anthea Bell is celebrating her 80th birthday this month. Renowned as an outstanding translator of German titles into English, Ambassador Ammon presented her with the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on 29 January 2015.

Fritz Stern

Fritz Stern 1926 - 2016

Fritz Stern, a leading academic and historian on modern German history, died on 18 May, aged 90. Chancellor Angela Merkel mourned Stern's passing and praised his writing on Germany in the 19th and 20th century as “indispensable works for understanding Germany and our continent.” Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that Stern's voice of "friendship and trust" would be missed.

Foreign Minister Frank-Water Steinmeier

Steinmeier: OSCE has enormous potential for economic ties

The OSCE Business conference on 'Connectivity for Commerce and Investment' is taking place in Berlin from 18 - 19 May. Foreign Minster Frank-Walter Steinmeier stated that the conference would allow the 57 participating States as well as the OSCE’s 11 partner countries to "sound out the chances and obstacles surrounding better trade and investment opportunities".

Bird's Eye View on the Bavarian Town of Landshut, Germany

City Profile: Landshut

Set north-east of Munich in the region of Lower Bavaria, Landshut is a picturesque town where tradition meets modernity. With 67,000 inhabitants, the little town feeling is contrasted by a host of events and activities. The historic city centre has a lot to offer but there is even more to explore out and about.

Ambassador Peter Ammon speaking at Embassy Talk Series: The Future of (Digital) Media

Embassy Talk Series: The Future of (Digital) Media

The future of media in the digital age was discussed as part of our Embassy Talks series at the German Embassy. Senior decision makers shared their views on recent developments and the outlook for global media.

Professor Jürgen Maier (CEO of Siemens UK), Asha-Maria Sharma (Germany Trade and Invest) and Professor Detlef Zühlke (Director of Innovative Factory Solutions at the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence)

Embassy Talk Series: Conversation on "Industry 4.0 – the Future of Manufacturing in Europe"

On 4 May the Chargé d’Affaires Tania von Uslar hosted an Embassy Talk on “Industry  4.0”, a term coined in Germany for the revolution in manufacturing and engineering brought about by the digitalisation of production and the "internet of things".

Discussions in Paris on solutions for Syria

Talks on Syria continue apace

Foreign Minister Steinmeier flew to Paris on Monday, 9 May for a meeting of the "like-minded states" who are trying to foster peace in war-torn Syria. Steinmeier expressed his hope that it would be possible to consolidate the de-escalation in the vicinity of Aleppo. The aim now, he said, was to lay the groundwork for the resumption of the Geneva peace negotiations as quickly as possible.

Europe Day event in Berlin 2011

Europe Day

Europe Day held on 9 May every year celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical 'Schuman declaration'. In a speech in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, the then French foreign minister, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe’s nations unthinkable.

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Ambassador Peter Ammon

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Dr Peter Ammon is the German Ambassador to the Court of St. James's.

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Germany's OSCE Chairmanship 2016

The logo of the German OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

As of 1 January 2016, Germany assumed the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe (OSCE). Foreign Minister Steinmeier leads the OSCE as Chairperson-in-Office.

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Commemorating World War One

Franz Marc, Réconciliation, 1912

From 2014 to 2018, a series of events in Germany and beyond mark the 100th anniversary of World War One. Here you can find a collection of informative websites, speeches and articles by German politicians and international figures.