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40th anniversary of Helsinki Final Act: Dialogue instead of threat and cooperation instead of confrontation

The signing of Helsinki Final Act on 1 Aug. 1975 marked the beginning of the end of the Cold War. Today, Minister Steinmeier emphasised it amounted to a “vision of a Europe of trust”. more

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Ukraine conflict: Discussion of the political process

Foreign Minister Steinmeier met with Pierre Morel, chairman of the Trilateral Contact Group’s working group on political affairs, for talks at the Federal Foreign Office. more

Europe needs a refugee policy based on the principle of solidarity

Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth and the Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration Aydan Özoguz travelled to Sicily. more

Foreign Minister Steinmeier visits Cuba for the first time

Foreign Minister Steinmeier’s visit to Havana (16 to 17 July) focused on the reform process under way in the Latin American island state and the potential for more intensive cooperation. more

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First visit to Cuba by Foreign Minister Steinmeier

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