How Germany ticks

Put to the test

Germany is committed to strengthening human rights. How successful is it in this endeavour? Photo artists offer answers.

Freundschaft: Deutschland und Frankreich verbindet eine enge Bindung

Germany and France

A turbulent joint history, close friendship, and important trading partners: Germany and France have had close ties since the 1960s. Some highlights.

Germany and France

Deutsch-Französische Beziehung
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    Freundschaft: Unterschriebener Elyseé-Vertrag
    What is the idea behind the treaty of friendship between France and Germany?
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      Elyseé-Vertragspartner: Charles de Gaulle und Konrad Adenauer
      Which duo played a pivotal role in the signing of the Élysée Treaty?
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        Ländertreffen: TGV und ICE passieren eine Brücke
        How long does it take to get from Frankfurt/Main to Paris by highspeed train?
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          Verbunden: die Mosel mündet bei Koblenz in den Rhein
          Which two rivers are border rivers between Germany and France?
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            Besiegelt: Frankreich und Deutschland unterzeichnen den Elyseé-Vertrag
            When was the Treaty signed?




            Inspired by the Bard, German Shakespeare Society debates migration.

            “A good future for Israel“

            Israel is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its independence. German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas deliver their congratulations and take the opportunity to look back on German-Israeli relations.


            What Germany is talking about

            Im Dialog: Der UN-Sicherheitsrat

            Germany in the United Nations

            Committed to peace, development and human rights: Germany seeks to be one of the non-permanent members of the UN Security Council.

            Region of the world

            Region of the world


            Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2018

            So what brings 2,000 conference participants from over 90 countries, some 180 journalists, 30 ministers and state secretaries and over 100 high-level speakers to the German Federal Foreign Office for two days in the middle of April?

            Time to grind the wheels

            Amusa Victor from Vicfold Recyclers, the winner of our #youforG20 contest, about the arrival of the startup’s new machines and its success at the African Entrepreneurship Award.
            What links us all

            Germany and the world

            People who are committed to international exchange and initiatives that link countries.

            Outstanding storyteller

            Writer Ron Segal has found a moving narrative form for remembering the Holocaust. And based on it the animated film “Adam” has now gone into production.

            From conflict to classroom

            They were experienced teachers in Syria or other crisis countries, but then they had to flee. They would like to teach again in Germany. But that isn’t easy.

            Say it democratically

            Migration and education opportunities: How pupils in the USA and Latin America immerse themselves in German politics in a public speaking competition.