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."

The entrance to a job centre in Berlin

Record high of employment in Germany continues

In October 2015, employment in Germany continues on a record high and has further increased since last month, according to latest provisional calculations from the Federal Statistical Office. Accordingly, unemployment and under-employment have decreased significantly.

Competition: Win a Borussia Mönchengladbach Jersey!

On 8 December German Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach will play Manchester City in the last game of this year’s Champions League group stage. In cooperation with Borussia Mönchengladbach, we are giving away a jersey, a cap as well as three pins in Borussia Mönchengladbach design.

Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt pictured in 2012

Germany mourns Helmut Schmidt

Former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt passed away aged 96 on Tuesday, 10 November 2015. He served as Chancellor of West Germany from 1974 to 1982. The flags of the Embassy fly at half-mast in memory of a great friend of UK and true European statesman, Ambassador Ammon tweeted.

View of Bonn from the Seven Hills

City Profile: Bonn

Bonn is a modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan city with over 2000 years of history. It is among the 20 largest cities in Germany and probably best known for being Beethoven's birthplace. It is located directly on the River Rhine and surrounded by the area known as Seven Hills (Siebengebirge). The picturesque old town, around 30 museums and numerous sporting and musical events provide entertainment and authentic "rheinische" joie de vivre.

Ambassador Ammon, Sir Simon MacDonald and Neil MacGregor attending the launch of the Think German Network initiative

Launch of Think German Network Initiative

The Think German Network Initiative was officially launched in the Locarno Room at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on Tuesday, 10 November 2015. The UK wide initiative will function as an umbrella for a number of local networks established at German Departments of universities throughout the UK.

How can we make energy more sustainable?

Climate agreement in Paris – a starting signal for global transformation?

Climate change experts gathered at the Federal Foreign Office on Thursday, 12 November to give a briefing on the political challenges of the upcoming United Nations conference on, and economic issues related to, climate change at the event “Climate agreement in Paris – a starting signal for global transformation?”

Solar collectors in Bavaria

Renewable record in sight for Germany

The share of German renewable energy input into the gross national energy requirement is set to hit the 33% mark for 2015, according to latest estimates.

German War Cemetery in Cannock Chase

German Embassy Representatives at Remembrance Sunday Services

The Deputy Head of Mission and members of the Defence Staff of the German Embassy London participated at various memorial services in the UK at this year’s Remembrance Sunday.

Remembering the 26th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

9 November - A historic day

9 November is like no other date in German history in the 20th century, as it marks two important anniversaries: the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Pogromnacht, the first open anti-Jewish pogrom under the Nazi regime.

Electricity market of the future

Germany on course for energy and climate targets

Germany is on course for energy and climate targets: In spite of closing down its nuclear power plants, strong growth in renewable energy allows further steps to curb emissions from lignite, which had been driven up by the cheap global coal price. On Wednesday the German government adopted regulation to reduce carbon emissions from lignite power stations, closing down the biggest polluters and making sure that Germany stays on track with its climate commiments.

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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.