Steinmeier in London for talks with Hammond

Foreign Minister Steinmeier met with his British counterpart, Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond in London on Monday 1 November. Steinmeier and Hammond held talks on Syria and the EU, among other topics.

Chancellor Merkel delivers her speech in Paris

Chancellor Merkel calls for ambitious climate action

Chancellor Merkel is pushing for an agreement to be reached "that is ambitious, comprehensive, fair and binding". The aim must be to keep global warming down to a rise of no more than two degrees Celsius, said Angela Merkel at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris on Monday.

Ambassador Ammon with Permanent Secretary of BIS, Martin Donnelly

Ambassador Ammon visits Coventry

On 26 November, Ambassador Ammon travelled to Coventry. He gave the opening address at a conference on Industrie 4.0 at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), met with the Bishop of Coventry, visited Coventry Cathedral and held talks with the Lord Mayor of the City of Coventry.

Wind turbines in Brandenburg

UN Climate Conference begins in Paris

The UN Climate Conference has begun in Paris. 195 countries intend to agree upon measures that would limit global temperature from further rising. Chancelor Merkel stressed that internationally binding regulations would need to be agreed upon.

Au�enminister Steinmeier trifft polnischen Amtskollegen

Germany to provide support to France in fight against terrorism

Germany will provide support to France in light of the terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November, Foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on 26 November. German support will include reconnaissance and flight logistics.

Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Defence Minister von der Leyen

Germany fulfils Oslo Convention obligations ahead of time

50,000 tonnes of cluster munitions have been destroyed nearly three years ahead of the time required by the Oslo Convention, the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of Defence declared in a joint press release.

Presentation of Ribbon of Honour at Yeovilton

1 Army Air Corps has been awarded the prestigious German honour of the Fahnenband in recognition of its nearly 30 years distinguished service in Germany. During a ceremonial parade at Yeovilton on 24 November, the Ribbon of Honour of the Federal Republic of Germany was presented to 1 Regiment Army Air Corps by the German Defence Attaché.

Germany bids final farewell to Helmut Schmidt

In a moving state funeral on Monday, Chancellor Merkel hailed Helmut Schmidt as a great statesman who transcended parties and generations as Germany bid a final farewell to the former Chancellor.

Common European contingents

In its refugee policy, the German government will continue to work for a European solution. To reduce inward migration into Germany, all EU states are called upon to act.

Dr Prothmann presents certificates to graduates of the European College of Business and Management

Embassy’s Economic Minister presents certificates to graduates

On 20 November 2015, Dr Andreas Prothmann, the Embassy’s Economic Minister, spoke at the Graduation Ceremony of the European College of Business and Mangement (ECBM) at the Armoury House of the Honourable Artillery Company in London. He presented graduates with their certificates.

Nationaler IT-Gipfel

Government expands digitisation at National IT Summit

Chancellor Merkel has called upon Germany to utilise its strengths as an industrialised country and push ahead with digistising its economy at the ninth German IT Summit in Berlin.

l-r: Jens Zimmermann, Dr Andreas Nick, Doris Wagner, Ambassador Ammon and Stephan Mayer

German-British Parliamentary Group in the UK for talks

Members of the Bundestag’s German-British Parliamentary Group (Chairman Stephan Mayer, CSU; Dr Jens Zimmermann, SPD; Dr Andreas Nick, CDU; Doris Wagner, Green Party) are visiting the UK from 17 to 20 November.

7. Integrationsgipfel der Bundesregierung

Eighth German Integration summit focuses on health and healthcare within immigrant communities

For the eighth year in succession, experts, associations, migrant organisations and representatives from state and federal government attended the German Integration Summit. The three main points of discussion were intercultural openness in the health sector, policies for senior citizens & care of the elderly and access to preventive healthcare.

Drought in Brazilian Amazon

Climate protection is the challenge of the century

Prior to the UN climate conference in Paris later this year, G20 states agreed on an ambitious climate goal in Antalya. Chancellor Merkel was happy to announce that after long rounds of negotiations the states had successfully agreed upon the 2 degree goal.

l-r: Timothy Illston, Ann Newby and Ambassador Ammon

Hand-over of German Honorary Consul's office in Bristol

On 13 November 2015, Ambassador Peter Ammon bid farewell to Ann Newby, the outgoing Honorary Consul in Bristol, and introduced Timothy Illston, a partner of Burges Salmon, as the new German Honorary Consul in Bristol.

Asylum-seekers must be registered in the country through which they first enter the European Union

Dublin procedure remains in place

The high influx of refugees into German and other European Union member states continues. In order to guarantee an orderly and safe process, Germany is currently applying the Dublin procedure with respect to all countries of origin and all Member States (with the exception of Greece).

Nicholas Jacobs and Ambassador Ammon

Publisher Nicholas Jacobs awarded Cross of the Order of Merit

On 16 November 2015, Ambassador Ammon presented the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany to publisher Nicholas Jacobs at a reception at the German Embassy attended by Mr Jacobs’ family and friends.

A local resident holds a bread baked at a bakery in Damascus

Syria Donors Conference announced for February 2016

At the G20 summit in Turkey on Moday, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that an international donors conference for Syria will be held on 4 February 2016.

Candles are lit in Paris following the terror attacks on Friday

Terror attacks in Paris on Friday

Ambassador Dr Peter Ammon is horrified by the terrorist acts in Paris on Friday, 13 November. In a tweet he wrote: "My thoughts are with the French people. I offered my heartfelt condolences to my French colleague."

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Ambassador Peter Ammon

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

Advent calendar 2015

Discover what German Christmas is all about in the trilingual Advent calendar facebook app of the German Embassy London and the Information Centre of the German Embassy Paris.

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Think German Network (TGN) Initiative

Promoting German language and the culture of German-speaking countries in the UK.

Climate Action in Germany

Climate Change

With regard to commitments under the Kyoto Protocol and the international community’s goal of limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius compared with pre-industrial levels, Germany has taken considerable steps to contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Ahead of the Paris Climate Change Conference we take a look at the progress on climate action in Germany.

Asylum and Refugee policy

Children refugees in Heidelberg

Europe is currently experiencing the highest number of refugees in recent history. Germany expects up to 800,000 refugees to arrive this year. Click here for a selection of recent news stories and comments on this issue.

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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.