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German GDP grows 1.9 percent in 2016

23 February 2017 | German Embassy London
Sunset in Brandenburg

The German economy grew by 1.9 percent during 2016, the highest rate of GDP growth among G7 countries, according to latest figures from the Federal Statistical Office. Employment also reached record levels.

Munich Security Conference 2017

17 February 2017 | German Embassy London
Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the 53rd Munich Security Conference

The Munich Security Conference took place from 17-19 February. Under the chairmanship of former Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger more than 500 decision-makers from across the globe discussed international crises and conflicts as well as future political and security issues.

German universities among world's most international and feature in the top 10 student cities

16 February 2017 | German Embassy London
Students in Bonn

Two German cities are in the top 10 student cities worldwide, according to the latest QS Best Student Cities ranking. Elsewhere, The Times Higher Education's 'World's Most International Universities 2017' features 15 German universities.

G20 Foreign Ministers discuss global political cooperation in Bonn

16 February 2017 | German Embassy London
Opening of the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting

"Foreign policy is and must be more than crisis management", Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in a statement ahead of the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bonn on 16 and 17 February. The meeting provides an opportunity to discuss the role of foreign policy in tackling global challenges in an informal framework.

New State Secretaries sworn in at Foreign Office

15 February 2017 | German Embassy London
Sigmar Gabriel

On 14 February, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel swore in Rainer Sontowski and Walter Lindner to their new roles as State Secretaries.

German Armed Forces Staff College delegation in London for advanced induction into British security policy

14 February 2017 | German Embassy London
German Armed Forces Staff College delegation

From 13-16 February, a delegation from the German Armed Forces Staff College are visiting London for an advanced induction into British security policy.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected Federal President

13 February 2017 | German Embassy London
Chancellor Merkel hands Frank-Walter Steinmeier a bouqet of flowers following the presidential elections at the German Reichstag in Berlin on 12 February 2017

Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected Federal President on 12 February. In his acceptance speech, Steinmeier said that Germany was seen as an anchor of hope and must therefore show courage in maintaining freedom and democracy in a united Europe.

International films compete for Golden Bear in Berlin

13 February 2017 | German Embassy London
67th International Berlin Film Festival - 'Viceroy's House'

The 67th Berlin Film Festival got underway on 9 February. British film 'Final Portrait' will world premiere at the Berlinale whilst 'T2 Trainspotting' will have its European premiere. Further British films to be shown during the ten day festival include 'The Party' by Sally Potter and an Indian co-production entitled 'Viceroy’s House'.

Secretary of State for Wales hosts reception for diplomatic corps ahead of 'Wales Week in London'

3 February 2017 | German Embassy London
Secretary of State for Wales hosts reception for diplomatic corps ahead of Wales Week in London

Ahead of “Wales Week in London”, Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns hosted a reception in Whitehall for the diplomatic corps from London and Wales to thank them for their support and friendship and to highlight new trade and investment opportunities.

Sigmar Gabriel is new German Foreign Minister

27 January 2017 | German Embassy London
Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel has replaced Frank-Walter Steinmeier as German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs. Gabriel had served as Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy since 2013.

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