Talks with Serbia’s Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Steinmeier commended “the substantial progress” Serbia has made in “transforming state and society”, as well as “shaping good-neighbourly relations”. more

Comprehensive assistance for Iraq

The Federal Government pledges “comprehensive assistance” for Iraq, to include both humanitarian assistance and military equipment. more

Young people from eastern Ukraine visit Poland and Germany

This summer, the Federal Foreign Office and the German‑Polish Youth Office are supporting joint exchange projects in Germany and Poland with young participants from eastern Ukraine. more

Looking at the world from 28 perspectives

The International Futures Programme brings together diplomats and young leaders from governments and think tanks. They come from countries which are considered to be the new global players. more


Syria: Destruction of chemical weapons completed on board the MV Cape Ray

Foreign Minister Steinmeier said that this shows what the international community is capable of when it is united. Germany is playing a role in the destruction of the chemical weapons stockpile. more

World Humanitarian Day

On 19 August, the United Nations remembers those who have lost their lives working in humanitarian aid. Around the world, more people than ever are in humanitarian need. more

19 August 1989 – A picnic for freedom 

On 19 August 1989, Hungary opened the border to Austria for the 1st time for a few hours: at the "Pan‑European Picnic", several hundred GDR citizens seized this opportunity to flee to Austria. more

Foreign ministers meet to address Ukraine crisis

The German, French, Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers met in Berlin for talks on 17 August, at the invitation of Foreign Minister Steinmeier. more

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