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“Upholding Europe’s peaceful order”

On 11 September, Foreign Minister Steinmeier gave a speech on the Federal Foreign Office budget to the German Bundestag. In his speech, he defended European policies in the Ukraine crisis. more


Supporting the fight against Ebola

The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is the worst epidemic since the virus was discovered in 1976. The Federal Government has provided more than 16 million euros to help combat the virus. more

'Liberty Train' multimedia project

The magazine deutschland.de is running a special blog and using social media to accompany the docu-drama about the journey of GDR embassy refugees from Prague. more

German‑Greek Future Fund commences operations

The new German‑Greek Future Fund has an annual budget of one million euros and aims to promote reconciliation and coming to grips with the past. more

Foreign propaganda and warfare: the “Führer’s Order”

The “Führer’s Order” of 8 September 1939 shows how deeply the Foreign Office was implicated in the crimes of the Third Reich. more

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Germany and Japan: Reliable partners

Foreign Minister Steinmeier met his Japanese counterpart Kishida in Berlin on 9 September for talks on bilateral issues and current international topics. more

Afghanistan needs national unity government

Foreign Minister Steinmeier’s talks in Kabul on Saturday focused on the problems with the election scrutiny process and the negotiations on a government of national unity. more

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