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The Reichstag, the seat of the German Parliament, is one of Berlin's most historic landmarks

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Foreign Minister Steinmeier at the meeting of the International Syria Support Group in New York

Steinmeier at the meeting of the International Syria Support Group in New York

The members of the International Syria Support Group met in New York on Tuesday. The situation in Syria is one of the focal topics on the agenda of the 71st UN General Assembly. On Monday, the regime in Syria had declared the ceasefire to be over. Many people died in an air strike on a humanitarian convoy.

Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference

This year the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as well as the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) support a German group participation consisting of 70 companies which present their excellent products and offer their renowned services to the key players and decision makers from the Middle East. The German Engineering Federation (VDMA- Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau) as one of the initiating Associations for the German joint stand is accompanying the German delegation and providing professional advice.

ADIPEC 2016
07 – 10 November 2016
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Read more about the German Pavilion at the ADIPEC 2016

Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States

The Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States condemn this weekend's attacks on Zueitina, Ras Lanuf, Es Sider, and Brega oil terminals in Libya.

Schild Deutschland im Kranz der EU-Sterne

Increasing numbers of deportations from Germany

There has been a considerable increase in the number of deportations and voluntary departures from Germany. Some 6000 people obliged to leave Germany were repatriated to their countries of origin between January and July 2016. Around 35,000 people left the country voluntarily.

deutschland.de

deutschland.de

Germany’s most prominent Web address sees itself as the central platform for a modern image of Germany. deutschland.de aims to speak to an international group of users. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, the DE-Blog and other social media channels open up deutschland.de for participation and interaction.

Make it in germany

The “Make it in Germany” website welcomes skilled professionals to Germany!

“Make it in Germany!” Take a look at our website to see how skilled professionals like yourself can come to live and work in Germany. German firms are facing a genuine skills shortage that is expected to continue into the future. The German Government has therefore set up this website to help business and industry find the specialists they need. Welcome to Germany!

Global education partner

Education is considered the raw material of the 21st century. When it comes to this resource, Germany is a very rich country and sees itself as a pioneer of international knowledge networking. In “Global education partner”, the special feature in the latest issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and on the deutschland.de website, you can find out more about why Germany is an attractive destination for learners and teachers. And get to know people with educations and careers in which Germany has played an important role. Also in this issue: insights into the life and work of Reformer Martin Luther 500 years ago and a report on new spaces for art.

E-paper edition

Topical dossier on “Global education partner”

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Media library on the deutschland.de website

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The home for news from Germany

The German News Service is a free news wire of the Deutsche Welle in cooperation with the German Press Agency (dpa) especially for media representatives as well as for everyone who is interested in Germany and wants to know more about German lifestyle, business and culture.

Berlin Policy Journal

Berlin Policy Journal

The past few months have sharpened the divisions between members of the EU more than any other crisis before. It is not the first time that onlookers have predicted the imminent end of the European Union, but the strength of centrifugal forces pulling it apart seem unprecedented. In the new issue, Almut Möller (“The Disheartened Continent”) argues that Europe needs to focus on the values that unite its people to overcome the divisions tearing the continent apart. Ulrich Speck (“Player or Pawn?”) proposes a truly unified European foreign policy, and Andreas Rinke (“The Last European” – app only) describes the German chancellor’s efforts to keep the EU united. Mark Leonard (“Goodbye? Hello!” – app only) says that it is not Britain that wants to leave the EU, but a part of the British elite that is pushing the “Leave” campaign. BERLIN POLICY JOURNAL is a bimonthly app magazine on international affairs, edited in Germany’s capital. Each issue sets a theme and reports on a diverse range of current and emerging foreign policy topics, aiming at making German and European foreign policy. Published by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

Time and weather in Germany

Berlin:
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Visa Application Procedure

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All applicants living in Abu Dhabi who wish to apply for a Schengen Visa to Germany as their main destination should submit their respective application at the Embassy's contracted partner VFS Global.

VFS Global - Germany Visa Application Center

Helpline: +971 4 205 5666

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Shining Tower,Level 25
King Khalid Bin Abdel Aziz, 26th Street
Abu Dhabi – UAE
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Ig Nobel prizes for Germany

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More help to fight terrorism

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Vattenfall gets green light

Video Archive

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Cultural Preservation – A Program of the German Foreign Ministry

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New perspectives: AArtist in residence at the Foreign Office

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The German-Chinese Exchange Year for School Pupils and Young People 2016

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Moving people – and opening up society

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Moving people – with games

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Moving people – with street football

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Menschen bewegen – on stilts

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Moving People – with Medical Technology

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Menschen bewegen 2016

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Neither Boomtown nor Hypezig – just Leipzig

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Germany’s Cross-Cultural Music Scene

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My Germany: Undertaker Vildane Uludağ

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My Germany: Poetry Slammer and Writer Sulaiman Masomi

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The UN's Bonn Headquarters - the Success Story Continues

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My Germany – Actor Dayan Kodua

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The Humboldt-Forum in the new Berlin

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German-Israeli Youth Congress 2015: a Video Diary

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2019 - The Bauhaus Centenary

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My Germany: „District Mother“ Hanin Krimmling

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Science on Stage: Science Slam

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Training for the Fast Track Diplomatic Service

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Behind the scenes at the Berlinale: The interpreters

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Tourists work as volunteers for homeless people

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Dresden Flies the Flag for Openness and Tolerance

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Season's Greetins from the German Foreign Office

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Schwibbögen: a Christmas woodcraft from the Erzgebirge mountains

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Frohes Fest und guten Rutsch

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The club scene of Berlin

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It's the World Wide Web's 25th anniversary - so what does the Internet mean to Germans?

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The baking diploma for non-Germans

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Destination Germany: Climbing in the Sächsische Schweiz

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CrossCulture: Intercultural Dialogue with the Islamic World

New version of “Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.