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Directorate-General for International Order, the United Nations and Arms Control

The Knotted Gun sculpture at the United Nations.

The Directorate-General was set up in March 2015 as a result of the process Review 2014 – A Fresh Look at German Foreign Policy. more

The European Directorate-General

The European Directorate-General is responsible for devising, shaping and coordinating the German Government’s policy on Europe. more

Political Directorate-General 2

Amerikafest at the Brandenburg Gate

Key areas of responsibility: Common Foreign and Security Policy, European Security and Defence Policy, military operations, NATO, OSCE, relations with the US, Canada, Russia, Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Turkey, the EFTA states as well as the Council of Europe. more

Federal Foreign Office Protocol

Creating the right atmosphere and setting for political talks – on visits to Germany by foreign guests, on visits abroad by the Federal President, the Federal Chancellor or the Foreign Minister and at international conferences. more

Directorate-General for Economic Affairs

Container ship

Germany is one of the world’s leading industrial countries. It also has one of the most open economies in the world. Almost every fourth job in Germany depends on external trade. At the same time, Germany is one of the world’s largest importers, as its manufacturing sector depends both on raw materials and primary products from international supplier industries. more

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