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Ukraine conflict Minsk agreements must be implemented urgently

Defusing the armed conflict in Ukraine is still the priority for the German government, reaffirmed Federal Government Spokesperson Christiane Wirtz and Martin Schäfer, Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson in Berlin. more

Standing guard at the Bendlerblock on 20 July

National Socialist tyranny Remembering the murdered resistance fighters

The German government has commemorated resistance to the tyranny of the National Socialist regime with an official ceremony on 20 July. Exactly 71 years ago Graf von Stauffenberg and his fellow conspirators attempted to assassinate Hitler. The dictator survived, and the resistance fighters were executed. more

Paragraphs under the magnifying glass.

Cultural property New Act to Protect Cultural Property

Protecting, preserving and maintaining cultural property for coming generations: In Germany, this is the shared responsibility of the Federation and the federal states. Such cultural goods are not only of national significance for the Federal Republic, but also part of the cultural heritage of mankind. more

The Members of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mladen Ivanic, Dragan Covic and Bakir Izetbegovic welcome Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Angela Merkel visits the Western Balkans Realising European prospects

Chancellor Angela Merkel has ended her trip to the Western Balkans with a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina. After talks with leader Denis Zvizdić, she met with the "Mothers of Srebrenica". more

Reports on US espionage German laws must be respected

The German government is taking recent reports of espionage most seriously. "Since last year the German government has been strengthening its counter-intelligence, and these latest reports would appear to confirm that this was the right course of action," said federal government spokesperson Seibert in Berlin. more

60 years since Germany joined NATO An equal parter

Germany has marked the 60th anniversary of its joining NATO with an official ceremony in Berlin. Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Federal Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen welcomed many international guests to the Federal Foreign Office, including NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. more

European Council meeting in Brussels Assistance for 60,000 refugees

The EU states intend to organise the distribution of 60,000 refugees on a voluntary basis: that is the outcome of the European Council meeting in Brussels. Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the refugee problem is one of the greatest challenges facing the EU. more

60 years since Germany joined NATO An equal parter

Germany has marked the 60th anniversary of its joining NATO with an official ceremony in Berlin. Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Federal Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen welcomed many international guests to the Federal Foreign Office, including NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. more

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