The German government has pledged another 20 million euros to alleviate the acute suffering in Lebanon, announced Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas after an international donor conference. In the wake of the devastating explosions in the port area of Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, on Sunday, France hosted the conference.
Major infrastructure projects are to be realised more rapidly. That calls for swifter planning and approval procedures, as well as faster investment. To set the wheels in motion, the German government has launched new legislation.
Species diversity, climate action and environmental protection, resource efficiency and renewable energy are crucial factors if we aim to move forward into a sustainable future. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is focussing its activities in these areas under the umbrella of the High-Tech Strategy 2025.
Following intensive consultations, the EU heads of state and government have reached agreement on a recovery fund to address the consequences of the pandemic, and on a new multiannual financial framework. The European Council has "agreed on a response to the gravest crisis in the history of the European Union," declared Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Helge Braun, Head of the Federal Chancellery, has called on everyone in Germany to continue to respect the fundamental rules in order to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of new cases has risen again recently, giving grounds for concern, he said. It is important that travellers returning from high-risk areas fully comply with quarantine regulations.
The new update of the Corona-Warn-App simplifies the background updating process, solving a problem reported by some Android smartphone users. In future, users of smartphones with Android operating systems will no longer need to open the Corona-Warn-App to activate the risk identification process. But there are other improvements too.
We are all part of Europe, and each of us influences European politics. But how, exactly? The European Council, the European Commission, the Council of the EU and the European Parliament are responsible for setting the EU’s objectives, and for realising them. By voting in Germany’s Bundestag elections, we can influence who becomes the head of government in Germany, and thus automatically sits on the European Council - an overview
Germany has held the Presidency of the Council of the European Union since 1 July. "Together for Europe’s recovery" is Germany’s motto for the six-month Presidency. It will involve working together to address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with a view to the future.
Since 1 July, Germany has held the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Speaking in the German Bundestag, Chancellor Angela Merkel looked ahead to the special tasks and challenges in the next six months. During the night, the Brandenburg Gate was illuminated with the motto of Germany’s Presidency, "Together for Europe’s recovery".
Alongside the recovery fund to address the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Council agreed on 21 July on the multiannual financial framework for the period 2021-2027. But what exactly does that mean? Here is an overview of frequently asked questions