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

Jul 26, 2017 12:19 PM

Margaret Bergmann-Lambert, Jewish high jumper excluded from Hitler's Olympics, dies

Margaret Bergmann-Lambert, a Jewish, former world-class high jumper, has died. The German-born former athlete is best remembered for being prevented from competing in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.


Jul 26, 2017 10:03 AM

Daimler CEO: 'Diesel is worth fighting for'

Dieter Zetsche, CEO of German luxury carmaker Daimler vows to fight for diesel-powered vehicles, but declines to comment on the latest scandal rocking the nation's auto industry.


Jul 26, 2017 9:29 AM

Dutch dust off Nazi bunkers for tourism

Just behind The Hague's sandy beaches under the dunes lie dozens of Nazi bunkers built during World War II which the Dutch are now dusting off to attract tourists and to help heal lingering scars.


Jul 26, 2017 9:18 AM

10 expressions for traveling in Germany that you won't find in a guide book

Planning a trip to Germany? Then learn these useful expressions first. They might just be more helpful than your travel guide.


Jul 26, 2017 4:25 AM

Richard Wagner's 'Mastersingers' given a grim-funny take in Bayreuth

The issue of anti-Semitism has long been delicately danced around at the Richard Wagner Festival, but stage director Barrie Kosky tackles it straight on - with results that make one stop and think.

Jul 26, 2017 12:49 AM

Happy ending for German-born girl deported to Nepal

The deportation of a 15-year-old German-born girl to Nepal earlier this year caused an uproar. Now the girl and her parents have received visas to return to Germany after her classmates and local officials intervened.

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: