EU leaders discussed migration and the rule of law at the European Council. Referring to Poland, Federal Chancellor Merkel said that an independent judiciary was a “core pillar of European values”, though political dialogue was important too, she added. Other topics included energy prices, trade policy and the digital transformation.
It is important for people who are particularly at risk to obtain optimum protection from the coronavirus. Why does it make sense to get a booster vaccination? Who is it recommended for? Where can I get the booster vaccination? Questions and answers at a glance.
people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 so far in Germany (as at 25 October 2021). 55.1 M people have already had both vaccinations. The Federal Ministry of Health’s vaccination dashboard has more details.
Around 93,000 soldiers of the Federal Armed Forces were deployed in Afghanistan. They were honoured on Wednesday with a final roll call in Berlin. This was followed in the evening by the grand tattoo in front of the German Bundestag; Federal Chancellor Merkel also participated, showing solidarity with the Federal Armed Forces.
German police officers are deployed worldwide to promote peace and security. A comprehensive overview is provided by the report on German involvement in international police missions now approved by the Federal Cabinet.
In an effort to bring its 2021 Sustainability Strategy to a wider international audience, the Federal Government has had a shortened version of the 2021 strategy translated into all six languages used at the United Nations. We also hope to encourage all countries to publish their own ambitious sustainability strategies, as the only way of achieving Agenda 2030’s 17 global sustainability goals is through strategic policymaking that sets specific objectives.