The German-Russian Year of Economy and Sustainable Development 2020‑2022 was officially launched on 11 December. Since 2014, German-Russian Years have been an integral part of cooperation with Russia and a key component of intersocietal cooperation.
Relations between Germany and Russia are wide-ranging. The two countries’ political relations are overshadowed by Russia’s violations of fundamental principles enshrined in international law such as…
Since 2014, the Eastern Partnership programme has enabled numerous civil-society organisations in Germany and in the countries of the Eastern Partnership and Russia to play their part as key actors and important partners of governance.
In the course of his trip to Russia today (11 August), Heiko Maas will discuss current pressing political issues with his colleague Sergey Lavrov in Moscow. In St Petersburg he will then commemorate one of the most brutal chapters of German-Russian history: the Siege of Leningrad.
The Foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France have discussed the implementation of the conclusions of the last summit in Paris, with the aim of achieving tangible progress for the people in eastern Ukraine.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is meeting his EU counterparts today and tomorrow in the informal Gymnich format to discuss joint strategies on Russia and Turkey. The situation in Syria will be discussed at a special meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council tomorrow.