3 October 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of German reunification
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European Filmscreenings in Abu Dhabi and Dubai
German Embassy and Goethe-Institut in Abu Dhabi will be presenting Til Schweiger’s latest movie „Honig im Kopf“ on the occasion of the European Filmscreenings in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
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Op-Ed by Germany's foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier: "Break the Gridlock on Syria"
BERLIN — For more than four years, Syria has been ravaged by one of the deadliest wars of our time. If anyone in the international community still harbored the notion that this conflict could be ignored or contained, the dramatic events of recent weeks have proven them wrong: For months now, a huge and rising number of Syrian refugees have been pouring across Europe’s borders every day, seeking safety from both the barrel bombs of the Assad regime and the carnage of Islamic State’s terrorist militia.
The full text of the op-ed here ...
The German Minister for Foreign Affairs, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has told Al Arabiya News the Middle East needs to break through the cycle of sectarian confrontation if it is to reach a long lasting peace. Speaking in an interview with Al Arabiya, he said he was aware of the concerns voiced over Iran’s ambitions and added that Germany was “under no illusions” about Iran’s involvement in Syria or its support of Hezbollah.
And he said he did not believe the nuclear deal would automatically solve these problems. But the minister said he remained hopeful that deal reached in Vienna would provide “more, not less” security for the region. Steinmeier recently berated the Israelis for the criticism of the deal, saying that they should not be so critical of the deal and take a closer look. Here, the minister speaks with Al Arabiya News about his beliefs, hopes and concerns for the Middle East and Germany’s relationship with the Gulf.
German FM praises relations with Saudi
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JULY/AUGUST 2015 ISSUE OUT NOW - dealing with the following: Grexit is avoided. The question, of course, is – what next? If the eurozone is to survive, a steady hand is needed. Daniela Schwarzer proposes immediate changes to Europe’s single currency system to make it more resilient. Jan Techau goes the whole way and argues for "Political Union Now". Andreas Rinke describes German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s evolving relationship with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
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25 years of German unity – in 2015, Germany celebrates the 25th anniversary of reunification.
The special feature on “25 years of German unity” in the issue 02/2015 of DE Magazin Deutschland and the corresponding dossier on the deutschland.de website do not only present background articles and interviews looking back on what has been achieved, but also and above all they focus on the present in Germany today. Prominent figures say what they associate with Germany, a reporter travels along the Elbe and explains the changes since 1990, and a walk through Berlin presents the German capital as an international laboratory of creativity.
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