Bilateral Relations, Europe

Merkel and May in Berlin on 20 July

Bilateral political relations - Germany and the UK

Germany and the United Kingdom have close and wide-ranging relations based on mutual trust. Whether it is politics, economics, or culture, there is close and frequent co-operation between the two countries.

The EU now consists of 28 member states

Ten reasons for Europe

Some may ask the question: "Do we still need the European Union?" The answer remains an unequivocal "Yes." Ten reasons are outlined here.

Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018. This renewed candidature is a demonstration of our political will to make an active contribution to peace and security in the face of all the challenges which the Security Council has to address.