News and Politics

Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been elected the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany

In a Federal Convention election held in Berlin on 12 February 2017, former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Global Media Forum 2017

Global Media Forum 2017

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum is the Place Made for Minds, where decision makers and influencers from all over the world come together. Join us at the Global Media Forum June 19 - 21, 2017 in Bonn, Germany, to shape the discussion about the impact of identity and diversity on politics, society and media.

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Deutsche Welle's new English-language TV channel

Starting June 22, 2015, Deutsche Welle will broadcast its new TV-Channel including German-language news program "DW Nachrichten" around the clock. The newly structured TV channels will include among others DW in English, Spanish and Arabic.

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Germany’s G20 presidency

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers met in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

Further information is available on the following webpages:

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German-Moroccan Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2017-2018

On 1 January 2017, Germany and Moroccot took over the Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The 2017 ministerial level Forum Meeting will be hosted by Germany from 28-30 June in Berlin. For more information please visit

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Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

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The 2016 White Paper

The Federal Government has recast the strategic foundations of its security and defence policy. On 13 July 2016, the Federal Cabinet for the first time in ten years adopted a new White Paper on German Security Policy and the Future of the Bundeswehr.

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Germany's Political System

Germany is a democratic, federal and social constitutional state, peacefully reunited in 1990. The primacy of the basic rights, the definition of the principles of a democratic and social federal state, and the foundation of a supreme court that watches over adherence to the constituion - these are the basic cornerstones of German democracy.

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Germany's Foreign Policy

Peace and freedom are the focal points of German foreign policy. They can only be guaranteed through cooperation in a spirit of trust and a fair balancing of interests with our partners in the United Nations, NATO, G8, OSCE and EU. To understand more about Germany's foreign policy, please visit the following website.

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Germany's European Policy

After centuries of bloody conflict, the integration of states and their interests has defeated nationalism and brought Europe an unparalleled period of peace, prosperity and stability. That is why the completion of European integration is our top political objective.

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Germany’s Human Rights Policy

Human rights policy is the responsibility of all policymakers in Germany: there can be no “human rights-free zones” either in foreign policy, security policy or in any other policy field.

Germany and Hong Kong

As an important gateway to China, Hong Kong has long established bilateral relations with Germany. Germans have been a constant presence in this vibrant city and are engaged in all sorts of activities - be it cultural, commercial or professional. To understand more about the relations between the two places, take a look at the following report written by the German Federal Foreign Office, in the German language:

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German News Service -Discover Germany firsthand

Mar 27, 2017 12:55 PM

Ivanka Trump at Berlin empowerment conference

Ivanka Trump has confirmed her participation in a G20 empowerment conference in Berlin next month. The US president's daughter is to share her views on labor market participation and gender gap issues.


Mar 27, 2017 11:53 AM

Punk photographer Sven Marquardt

An exhibition of photos from the East German fashion magazine "Sibylle" has opened at the Kunsthalle in Rostock. One of the photographers was Sven Marquardt, who's now a bouncer at the legendary Berlin Berghain club.


Mar 27, 2017 11:37 AM

German business confidence hits new high

Business expectations among German managers have brightened in recent weeks, a closely watched confidence index has shown. Optimism is strongest in the building industry, according to Ifo's latest survey.


Mar 27, 2017 10:29 AM

Detoxify your clothes

German outdoor outfitter Vaude has vowed to eliminate hazardous chemicals from its supply chain by 2020. But are customers willing to pay more for greener textiles?

Mar 27, 2017 10:05 AM

Opinion: Schulz has not beaten Merkel yet

Martin Schulz sent the SPD into total euphoria. But he couldn't turn water into wine. The Saarland state election has brought the Social Democrats back down to earth, says DW's Sabine Kinkartz.


Mar 27, 2017 9:37 AM

Picky, warmth-loving beer-hater: Who was Immanuel Kant?

Immanuel Kant followed a disciplined bedtime routine and believed that light created bugs. The quirks of the world-famous philosopher - and his odd relationship to his servant - are the subject of a unique graphic novel.

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Please find here the daily news from Germany

Media Link List

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The following media link list provides an overview of major German print, radio and TV outlets in Germany: