The Reichstag, the seat of the German Parliament, is one of Berlin's most historic landmarks
“The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany will be closed on Sunday, May 16th 2016 (Pentecost).
In case of emergencies regarding German nationals you can contact us by phone or text message via our emergency line : +971-50-621-6291.
Please note: Visa issues are not considered an emergency. For inquiries please call during office hours using the embassy's landline.”
Abu Dhabi is hosting the 26th Abu Dhabi International Bookfair (ADIBF) from April 27 until May 3. Germany is being represented – already for the seventh consecutive year – at a common pavilion of various German publishers and a representative of the Frankfurt Bookfair as the respective inter-trade organization.
Germany at the Abu Dhabi International Bookfair (ADIBF)
The 2nd crew of the UAE Youth Ambassadors were welcomed by a major partner of the programme, Siemens, at its Masdar City Middle East Headquarters on April 19, 2016. The UAE Youth Ambassadors Programme with Germany was established in 2014 and runs under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. More than 40 students take part in the programme.
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In the current legislative term, cultural relations and education policy plays a greater role than ever before. In a world that seems to be out of joint, and in which conflicts are increasingly of a cultural and religious nature, the notion that ideological mindsets can only be overcome through differentiation, discussion and collaboration in the fields of culture, education and science is of particular importance.
Cultural relations and education policy forum
The green sofa travelled round the world and is now back in Berlin. On 17 and 18 March 2016, the German Government hosted the conference, Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue – towards a global Energiewende, at the Federal Foreign Office for the second time. Speaking at the opening, Foreign Minister Steinmeier called for everyone to "set to work together today" and to fulfil the obligations of the Paris Climate Agreement. He said that a sustainable energy supply was also an important foreign policy issue.
Towards a global Energiewende
International Aerospace Exhibition and Conferences
The thematic focusses “Defense and Security” and “Research and Technology” at ILA 2016 will present trends and innovative application areas of unmanned air systems. It offers a platform for cooperation and contacts between research projects, startups, governmental agencies as well as aviation and security industry partner. Please click on the link below for more information.
Tickets, exhibitor areas, VIP tours, etc. can therefore be booked directly through the chamber AHK.
Contact: Karin Zangerl
International Aerospace Exhibition and Conferences, June 1-4, 2016
German researchers and research institutions have been recognized twice this week by the UAE.
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!” 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!
Make it in Germany
The impact of foreign policy
Whether refugee crisis, natural disasters or military conflicts, foreign policy activity defines how Germany is perceived in the world. The special feature on “The impact of foreign policy” in the latest issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and on the deutschland.de website presents articles, interviews and portraits that explain Germany’s foreign policy commitment and how it changes people’s lives. There are interviews on this subject with Bärbel Kofler, the new Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy, and with Antoine Gérard, Chief of the Secretariat of the first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May 2016.
Topical dossier on “The impact of foreign policy”
Media library on the deutschland.de website
Dossier on “The impact of foreign policy”
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.
German News Service
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)