Following a difficult year in EU-Turkish relations, there are currently some signals of détente coming out of Ankara. Foreign Minister Maas wants to encourage Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu to continue and to consolidate this constructive path.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions are in place for entry into Germany from a large number of countries. Those entering Germany from risk areas must complete a digital entry registration form, be tested for coronavirus and, depending on the regulations of the Land in question, self-isolate.
The Foreign Office has a presence worldwide through just under 230 missions abroad. The headquarters in Berlin and ever more embassies and consulates also have a home in the digital world.
There is a danger of death for people on both sides of the contact line stretching for over 450 km in eastern Ukraine as the terrain is mined. The organisation HALO Trust is working to clear the mines, efforts supported by Germany to the tune of two million euro.
Women work invisibly behind the scenes to promote peace, but they are often underrepresented in formal peace negotiations. A new United Nations funding mechanism aims to change this. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is taking part in today’s online launch of the Rapid Response Window.