Germany's European Policy

Simulation Europäisches Parlament (SIMEP)

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

Feb 20, 2017 12:26 PM

A Review of the Berlin Film Festival

As this year’s Berlin Film Festival draws to a close, we bring you the weirdest and most wonderful moments from the red carpet, the most exquisite outfits, the hottest parties and the movies everyone’s talking about.

Feb 20, 2017 12:19 PM

Wolff, Lauda extend contracts at F1 team Mercedes

Defending Formula One champions Mercedes have extended the contracts of Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda. The new deals will keep the duo at the helm of the motor racing team for another three years.

Feb 20, 2017 12:10 PM

An orchestra plays Berlin's soundtrack

Sizzling currywursts, sputtering Trabis, bustling S and U-Bahns: the sounds of Germany's capital are interpreted by the musicians of the Berlin Konzerthausorchester for short online videos.

Feb 20, 2017 11:55 AM

Study looks at free-trade-with-Russia scenario

Free trade between the EU and Russia could bring enormous benefits for both sides, a study by the Munich-based Ifo economic research institute suggests. Only, the Ukraine conflict still stands in the way.

Feb 20, 2017 11:42 AM

Arms trade hits highest level since Cold War: study

Demand from the Middle East and Asia has driven the transfer of arms to its highest level in decades, a study shows. The US and Russia produced more than half of the world's arms in the past five years, it says.

Feb 20, 2017 10:09 AM

Amazon to create more jobs in Europe

US retail giant Amazon has announced it's going to create several thousand more jobs across Europe in the course of the year. It will also expand its operations in the UK despite the country's exit from the EU.

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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: