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

May 25, 2017 4:05 PM

Merkel threatens to pull troops from Turkey's Incirlik military base

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has threatened to withdraw German soldiers from the Turkish air base in Incirlik. The statement follows a year-long row over allowing German lawmakers to visit soldiers stationed there.


May 25, 2017 3:16 PM

Obama in Berlin for landmark church assembly

Former US President Barack Obama addressed the church congress saying "we can not hide behind a wall." This year, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is the featured topic, with many big names making an appearance.


May 25, 2017 12:56 PM

Happy Father's Day in Germany to all fathers

On the 40th day after Easter - Ascension Day in the Christian world - Germany also marks Father's Day. It has been celebrated as such in the German-speaking world for more than a century.


May 24, 2017 4:02 PM

Islamist suspects detained in Berlin drug raids

Nine men - four of them linked to the German capital's "violent Islamist" scene - are being held after multiple early morning raids. Police say they confiscated weapons, electronics and narcotics.

May 24, 2017 12:02 PM

Germany's Gabriel sees 'deal' with China on e-car quota

Germany's top diplomat Sigmar Gabriel is expecting Beijing to relax its new rules on electric cars. After China announced strict e-car quotas, Berlin sought compromise to protect the interests of its powerful carmakers.


May 24, 2017 11:08 AM

How Cannes finally discovered German film

A year after Maren Ade's "Toni Erdmann" took Cannes by storm, the world's most important film festival is paying closer attention to German cinema than it has in a long time - including Diane Kruger's first German film.

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Berliner Zeitungsmarkt

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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: