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Joint EU strategy on rescuing refugees

In the light of the refugee drama in the Mediterranean, the meeting of EU Foreign and Defence Ministers focused on joint European action. more

Solidarity with Syrian refugees and host countries

Foreign Minister Steinmeier travelled to Lebanon and Jordan for political talks on 15 and 16 May. A further aim of his visit was to find out more about the situation faced by Syrian refugees. more

Foreign Minister Steinmeier at NATO meeting in Antalya

The NATO foreign ministers’ spring meeting focused on the Ukraine conflict, implementation of the NATO reform agenda and cooperation with the EU. more

Commemoration of World War II in Volgograd

On 7 May, Foreign Minister Steinmeier visited the Russian city of Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) to remember the victims of the Second World War from both Russia and Germany. more

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Foreign Minister Steinmeier visits Lebanon and Jordan

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