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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Existing hurdles hampering transatlantic trade are to be dismantled and the markets on both sides of the Atlantic opened up further. To this end, the EU and the United States are negotiating an agreement on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). more

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Steinmeier commends reform spirit in Albania

Foreign Minister Steinmeier welcomed his Albanian counterpart Ditmir Bushati for talks on numerous bilateral and regional issues this Thursday (28 April). more

Gratitude for Portugal’s solidarity on the refugee issue

Foreign Minister Santos of Portugal was in Berlin on Wednesday (27 April) for his first official visit. Talks focused on reforms in Portugal and the refugee situation. more

Paying tribute to the victims of Colonia Dignidad

After the film 'Colonia Dignidad' was screened in the Federal Foreign Office on 26 April, Foreign Minister Steinmeier spoke about the Foreign Office’s handling of victims of the German sect. more

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

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