Within the EU there is a broad consensus on the Brexit negotiations, Merkel said

Chancellor Merkel delivers government statement on Brexit

The Chancellor’s priority during the Brexit negotiations will be to defend the interests of EU citizens. The EU and Germany are well prepared, she reported when giving her government statement on Thursday, 27 April.

Important

Please note that the Embassy in London, as well as the Consulate General in Edinburgh will be closed on Monday, 1 May.

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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.

Bundestag Election in Germany 2017

Bundestag election 2017

In general, German citizens who live outside of the Federal Republic of Germany can vote in the election of the 19th German Bundestag on 24 September 2017.

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Ambassador Ammon and Marliese Heimann-Ammon receive special mention for cultural events at DIPLOMAT magazine Awards

On 24 April, the German Embassy received a "special mention" for '2017 Contribution to a Better Cultural Understanding among Nations Accredited to the Court of St James’s' at the Tata DIPLOMAT magazine 2017 awards.

Luise Hölscher and Julie Etchingham

Embassy Talk Series: W20 - Pathways to Achievement: Women in Business, Politics and Society

On 25 April, the latest Embassy Talk focused on the importance of the role of women in politics and society. The journalist Julie Etchingham, Vice President of the EBRD Prof. Dr. Luise Hölscher, and the Lawyer and Chair of the German-British Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Patricia Godfrey discussed the challenges of women economic empowerment.

Apply now to become a Green Talent 2017!

Sustainable development means finding a balance between the need for socio-economic development, the protection of the environment, and the preservation of our earth for present and future generations. These topics of global political relevance demand international research cooperation. The 2017 Green Talents competition will address these topics with a special focus on the theme of "Sustainable Production and Consumption".

Achim Steiner, pictured in Kenya

Achim Steiner appointed as new head of UNDP

On Wednesday, 19 April Achim Steiner was appointed as new head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The 55-year-old economist will be the first German to take on this role. He succeeds New-Zealander Helen Clark. Previously he was executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP. Ambassador Ammon congratulated Steiner on Twitter.

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière

Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière met Home Secretary Amber Rudd in London

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd and German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière met in London on 19 April to exchange expertise on security and the fight against terrorism, and to discuss efforts to tackle the international migration crisis.

Palace of Westminster, London

German government does not expect general election to affect Brexit negotiations

The German government does not expect the general election on 8 June to affect negotiations on the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union.

Market stall selling 'Spargel'

Spargelzeit or 'asparagus season' - a national obsession

The 'Spargelzeit' is one of the most important dates on the German culinary calendar. From mid-April to 24 June every year, Germans go mad for white asparagus, when the average German will consume a staggering 1.5kg of the 'white gold'.

Münster in Westphalia, Prinzipalmarkt shopping arcades and the town hall

City Profile: Münster

Countryside romanticism, ornate sandstone façades and lots of bicycles: these are the images closely associated with this dynamic city surrounded by the Münsterland’s characteristic landscape of meadows, fields and hedges.

Merkel and Gabriel: The close outcome of the referendum shows how profoundly divided Turkish society is

Great responsibility for Turkish Government - Statement by Merkel and Gabriel on the referendum

"The close outcome of the referendum shows how profoundly divided Turkish society is," Chancellor Merkel and Foreign Minister Gabriel wrote in a joint statement on the referendum in Turkey. The German Government respects the right of the Turkish people to decide on their own constitutional order.

Chancellor Merkel: Assad solely responsible

Chancellor Merkel: "Assad bears sole responsibilty" for development in Syria

Following the air strikes in Syria Chancellor Merkel and French President Hollande said in a joint statement that they would continue their efforts to call President Assad to account over war crimes and reiterated calls for sanctions. Foreign Minister Gabriel called the US airstrikes understandable, and said that it was crucial to support the UN in order to reach a political solution.

Foreign Minister Gabriel at the Supporting Syria Conference in Brussels

Germany pledges another €1.169 billion to support Syria

Foreign Minister Gabriel has pledged another €1.169 billion to support Syria at the donor conference in Brussels on Wednesday, 5 April. Earlier this week, Foreign Minister Gabriel and Foreign Secretary Johnson agreed on the need for close cooperation between Germany and the UK in order to find a solution for the conflict.

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Ulm University and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology among top ten young universities

Two German universities have made it into the top ten of this year’s Young University Rankings released by Times Higher Education. Germany is represented with 11 institutions in the list of the world’s best universities aged 50 years or under.

Foreign Minister Gabriel meeting with Foreign Secretary Johnson in London

Foreign Minister Gabriel visits London for bilateral talks

On 4 April, Sigmar Gabriel visited London for the first time as Foreign Minister and met with his British colleagues Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and David Davis, Secretary for Exiting the EU. The talks with Johnson focussed on Brexit, as well as Syria. Germany and the UK intend to continue to work closely together in the future to find a solution for the conflict.

Ambassador Ammon opens Colourscapes exhibition

Colourscapes by Peter Zimmermann opens at 34 Belgrave Square

On 3 April Ambassador Peter Ammon and his wife Marliese officially opened the new exhibition Colourscapes at 34 Belgrave Square. The exhibition showcases works by German artist Peter Zimmermann.

Sigmar Gabriel

Statement from Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on the United Kingdom’s formal notice to leave the EU

Following the United Kingdom’s formal notice to leave the European Union, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that the United Kingdom and the EU needed one another and should therefore do everything to ensure good and friendly relations in future. German Ambassador Peter Ammon said: "We will stay friends".

barbed wire

Deadline for applications for one-time payment to former Soviet prisoners of war to expire 30 September 2017

The German Parliament decided on 21 May 2015 that former Soviet prisoners of war should receive a symbolic payment in recognition of their treatment in German detention.The period of time in which to submit an application ends this year on 30 September 2017. This is an exclusionary deadline.

Merkel and May in Berlin on 20 July

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Martin Luther and the Reformation

Statue of Martin Luther in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

In 2017 we mark 500 years of Reformation. Here we look at the life and work of Martin Luther, his translation of the bible, the ‘sites of the Reformation’ and more.

Think German Network (TGN) Initiative

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.