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.

Germany and Europe

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.

Joachim Gauck (Archiv)

Europe: “Renew confidence and strengthen our commitment”

In Berlin, Federal President Joachim Gauck gave a trailblazing speech on the future prospects of the idea of Europe. In Germany, President Gauck said, “more Europe” meant not a German European but rather a European Germany. Gauck also spoke in favour of a stronger sense of European identity and common purpose.

European Policy

EU-Jubiläumsfeier - Europafest

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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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: