2016 WDR Europaforum: “We must keep together now”

Leading European politicians gathered at the WDR Europaforum on Thursday (12 May 2016) to discuss current crises and...


Before the referendum - in support of a future for the UK in the European Union

The British people will vote on whether their country should or should not remain in the EU on 23 June 2016. Germany firmly supports the UK remaining an important partner within the EU. more

Member States of the European Union

Since the establishment of the European Coal and Steel Community under the Schuman Plan in 1950, the EU has grown from originally six to twenty-eight member states with more than half-a-billion inhabitants. more

Germany in Europe

European policy affects a host of fields for which various ministries in Germany are responsible. To ensure the Federal Government presents a unified stance, there are various coordination mechanisms.

European foreign policy

The sheer size of the European Union in eco­nomic, financial and trade terms makes it an important world power. The EU has a web of agreements with most countries and regions of the globe. more

Weimar Triangle

Germany, Poland and France cooperate closely in the Weimar Triangle. The foreign ministers and ministers for European affairs of the three countries meet regularly in this constellation to discuss current political issues and inject fresh impetus into specific areas of foreign and European policy. more

Since 27 June 2013, the multiannual financial framework has been in place as the EU budget plan for the period 2014–2020. A total of almost 1000 billion euros is available for the different policy areas. more

Enlargement of the European Union

The European Union has grown from originally six to today twenty-eight member states - clear proof of how attractive and sucessful this model is. How develops the process of the enlargement?

The Council of Europe

Since 1949 it has been working to promote the rule of law, human rights and democracy throughout Europe. more

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