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Have your say: A Fresh Look at German Foreign Policy

Let us hear what you have to say – about Germany’s role in today’s world, about the importance, aims and tools of our foreign policy, about the extent of our responsibility and the limits of our capabilities. Visit our new website – A Fresh Look at German Foreign Policy. more

Open Day at the Federal Foreign Office

Join in with the Symphonic Mob and discuss German foreign policy with Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier – for our 16th Open Day, on 30 and 31 August. more

Young people from eastern Ukraine visit Poland and Germany

This summer, the Federal Foreign Office and the German‑Polish Youth Office are supporting joint exchange projects in Germany and Poland with young participants from eastern Ukraine. more

Looking at the world from 28 perspectives

The International Futures Programme brings together diplomats and young leaders from governments and think tanks. They come from countries which are considered to be the new global players. more

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Syria: Destruction of chemical weapons completed on board the MV Cape Ray

Foreign Minister Steinmeier said that this shows what the international community is capable of when it is united. Germany is playing a role in the destruction of the chemical weapons stockpile. more

World Humanitarian Day

On 19 August, the United Nations remembers those who have lost their lives working in humanitarian aid. Around the world, more people than ever are in humanitarian need. more

19 August 1989 – A picnic for freedom 

On 19 August 1989, Hungary opened the border to Austria for the 1st time for a few hours: at the "Pan‑European Picnic", several hundred GDR citizens seized this opportunity to flee to Austria. more

Foreign ministers meet to address Ukraine crisis

The German, French, Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers met in Berlin for talks on 17 August, at the invitation of Foreign Minister Steinmeier. more

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