Germany's European Policy

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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.

Logo concerning the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

EU Council Presidency

In the first half of 2018, Bulgaria will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The making of German government policy on Europe

Nowadays European policy covers all policy fields. To be an effective advocate of Germany’s interests in Europe, the Federal Government needs efficient policy coordination mechanisms.

The EU now consists of 28 member states

Ten reasons for Europe

The question "Do we still need the European Union?" may be asked – and it can still be answered with an unequivocal "Yes". Ten reasons are outlined here.

European Policy

EU-Jubiläumsfeier - Europafest

German News Service -Discover Germany firsthand

Feb 19, 2018 4:26 PM

Merkel taps possible successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as next CDU secretary general

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has nominated Saarland State Premier Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to be the CDU's next secretary general. She will take over from Peter Tauber, who is stepping down due to health reasons.


Feb 19, 2018 1:44 PM

Eintracht Frankfurt fans set to protest controversial Monday night Bundesliga game

The first of five Monday night Bundesliga fixtures this season takes place tonight as Eintracht Frankfurt host RB Leipzig. But match-going supporters are planning to protest against the unpopular scheduling.


Feb 19, 2018 12:15 PM

'Pizza is God': Exhibition recognizes artistic value of the beloved dish

A source of joy for some, junk food for others. The baked dough traditionally topped with tomato and cheese evokes emotions that international artists have translated into appetizing artworks.

Feb 19, 2018 11:14 AM

Siemens' Healthineers starts flotation of minority stake

Prior to a planned IPO, German engineering giant Siemens is offering investors a minority stake in its medical imaging business Healthineers. The IPO itself is likely to become Germany's biggest listing since 1996.


Feb 19, 2018 11:14 AM

Berlinale film 'Transit' brings World War II refugees into the present

German director Christian Petzold's latest work is adapted from a WWII novel – but the refugee story is set in a timeless context. The cinematic experiment brings the past into dialogue with the present.

Feb 19, 2018 10:25 AM

Germany's Bundeswehr 'lacks basic equipment' for NATO mission

The German army reportedly lacks the tents, winter clothes and other essential equipment needed for its deployment in a NATO rapid reaction force. The German defense ministry pledged that the items would be procured.


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: