Ambassador Peter Ammon presenting the Medal of the Order of Merit to John Ellis

Ambassador Ammon awards Medal of the Order of Merit to musician John Ellis MBE

On 21 July, Ambassador Peter Ammon presented the Medal of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany to John Ellis MBE. UK born Mr. Ellis received this honor in recognition of his tireless services to the field of music and to music teaching as a bridge between two cities and two nations.

Kollage: London, Edinburgh

Information for German citizens living in the United Kingdom

If you are a German citizen living in the United Kingdom, click here for more information regarding the result of the referendum on British EU membership.

Merkel and May in Berlin on 20 July

Chancellor Merkel meets with Theresa May in Berlin on Wednesday 20 July

British Prime Minister Theresa May met with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Wednesday 20 July. Chancellor Merkel welcomed Theresa May with military honours at the Federal Chancellery before holding bilateral talks with her British counterpart.

Steinmeier in Washington D.C.

Steinmeier announces contribution of €160 million for stabilisation measures in Iraq

Foreign Minister Steinmeier attended the Pledging Conference in Support of Iraq in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, 20 July. As a co-host of the conference, Steinmeier announced that Germany would be contributing €160 million to help bring stability to the country. Germany is already providing more funds for humanitarian aid measures and stabilisation than any other country.

Athletics European Championships 2016

Berlin to stage the European Para Athletics Championships in 2018

Germany will stage the sixth European Para Athletics Championships between 20-26 August 2018, at the Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Sportpark in Berlin.

Commemorative plaque in the courtyard of the Bendlerblock building

Remembrance service for victims of failed assassination attempt on Hitler

On 20 July 1944, a failed assassination attempt was staged on Adolf Hitler. Today, Germany will honour the men and women involved in Graf von Stauffenberg's attempted coup with a remembrance service.

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier speaking outside the FCO on 19 July

Foreign Minister Steinmeier attended Syria talks in London

Foreign Minister Steinmeier met European colleagues, US Secretary of State John Kerry and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini in London on Tuesday, 19 July to coordinate a joint response regarding the next steps for a political solution in Syria.

Marie-Luise Balkenhol

Deutsche Schule London bids farewell to headteacher of 10 years

On 15 July 2016 Deutsche Schule London bid farewell to Marie-Luise Balkenhol, who was the school’s headteacher for 10 years. Her achievements were celebrated by pupils, colleagues and numerous guests who used the festive event to thank her for her accomplishments and hard, dedicated work.

President Francois Hollande & Chancellor Angela Merkel during the Battle of Verdun Centenary Commemorations

Merkel: Germany stands by France's side in fight against terrorism

Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed Germany's solidarity with France following the terrorist attack in Nice. The Chancellor said that Germany would stand by France's side in the fight against terrorism. Federal President Joachim Gauck condemned the "brutal attack on peaceful people who were celebrating".

The Rhine at Bacharach

Regional Profile: Middle Rhine

The area between Bonn and Bingen am Rhein boasts around 40 more or less intact castles surrounded by vineyards and small traditional vine-growing villages. It is also home to the world-famous Rhine Gorge, or Upper Middle Rhine Valley, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002.

Martin Hein of the German Embassy London presenting the Bundeswehr White Paper to Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon

White Paper on German Security Policy and Future of the Bundeswehr

The White Paper on Security Policy and Future of the Bundeswehr redefines Germany's role in political and security policy. It envisions a more active worldwide role for Germany. Published on 13 July, the paper's main points include use of the Bundeswehr in the aftermath of terrorist attacks, allowing EU citizens to join the Bundeswehr and increased responsibility for Germany within NATO.

Highlights of Berlin

Professional Tour for British Teachers of History

The German Embassy London, together with the Federal Foreign Office, annually organises a professional trip for British teachers of history to Berlin. A special focus of this year’s History Teacher Tour to Berlin will be on German Unity.

Ambassador Peter Ammon giving a speech

Ambassador Ammon on panel at "2016's Race to Change the World" CRAASH conference

Ambassador Peter Ammon attended the University of Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) Conference on "2016's Race to Change the World" on 11 July 2016. In his speech, Ambassador Ammon spoke of the global challenges facing the world.

Integration course in Hanover

Integration Act to support and challenge

Germany’s Integration Act is set to be passed into law after approval from the Bundesrat. Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the new legislation will support and challenge. The Act will encompass a broad spectrum of integration measures including the provision of integration courses from an early stage, job opportunities for refugees and more.

Chancellor Merkel in the Bundestag

NATO stands for deterrence and dialogue, says Merkel

The security situation in and around Europe has changed significantly, Chancellor Merkel said in her policy statement ahead of the NATO Summit in Warsaw. She said that NATO stood for deterrence and dialogue. Lasting security in Europe was only possible with and not against Russia, though.

Fourth-seeded Angelique Kerber to play Serena Williams in the Wimbledon 2016 final

Kerber loses to S. Williams in Wimbledon final

Angelique Kerber lost to six-time champion Serena Williams in the women's singles final at Wimbledon on 9 July. Earlier this year Kerber had beaten Serena in the Australian Open final for her first Grand Slam title.

Bastian Schweinsteiger applauds the German fans as Thomas Müller looks on

Germany miss out on place in final after losing 2-0 to hosts France

Germany were knocked out of Euro 2016 last night after losing 2-0 to hosts France. Joachim Löw's side were in control were long periods of the game but were ultimately unable to make their possession count. A controversial penalty on the stroke of half-time gave Les Bleus the lead before a Manuel Neuer mistake gifted Antonie Griezmann his second of the night, and sixth of Euro 2016, in the second half.

Ambassador Ammon handing over the instrument of accession to IMO Secretary-General Lim

Ambassador Ammon presents Germany's instrument of accession to agreement to increase fishing vessel safety

On 5 July, Ambassador Peter Ammon presented Germany's instrument of accession to the Cape Town Agreement to International Maritime Organization Secretary-General Kitack Lim. The agreement involves a basic set of safety measures, covering issues such as stability, construction and protection of crews.

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

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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.