From international research projects to youth exchanges to coming to terms with colonialism, the Federal Foreign Office is sending a strong signal rejecting right-wing extremism, antisemitism and racism with new and strengthened measures.
Following the elections in the US, 78% of Germans expect that transatlantic relations will return to normal. And: the majority see the issue of displacement and migration as the greatest foreign policy challenge. These are the findings of a survey by the Körber-Stiftung and Pew Research Center.
Right-wing extremist organisations with a propensity to violence are increasingly networked internationally. A study commissioned by the Federal Foreign Office and carried out by the Counter Extremism Project examines how exactly these structures are spreading across borders.
The EU Foreign Ministers have three big topics to address today at their virtual Council meeting: What will happen now in transatlantic relations? How can the EU help strengthen multilateralism? How can the Middle East peace process be restarted?
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has met his Palestinian counterpart Riyad al-Maliki in Berlin. Their talks focused on current developments in the Middle East peace process and the fight against COVID‑19 in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
This year's General Assembly of the United Nations must take place virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Video recording of the speech by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.
Heiko Maas took over as Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs on 14 March 2018.