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EPP Congress in Malta on 29-30 March 2017

EPP Congress in Malta on 29-30 March 2017

On 29-30 March 2017, the EPP Congress took place in Malta. Numerous Heads of State and Government took part in the Congress, among others the President of the EU-Council, Donald Tusk, the President of...

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017

Every spring the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue brings together key international decision makers in foreign energy and energy policy, industry, science and civil society as well as foremost energy experts from all over the world. This year, the dialogue takes place from March 20-21. For further information klick here:

The Federal President, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, sworn in on 22 March 2017

Symbolic transfer of official duties and official oath of the new Federal President at German Parliament (Bundestag)

On 19 March 2017, the official duties of Federal President Joachim Gauck were symbolically transferred to his successor Frank-Walter Steinmeier at Schloss Bellevue, Berlin. On 22 March, Steinmeier was...

Informal Summit of the EU Heads of State or Government took place in Malta on 3 February 2017

On 3 February the Informal Summit of the EU Heads of State or Government took place in Malta. On Friday morning, Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat received the German Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel...

Minister of State Roth and State Secretary Désir celebrate a French-German Day in Malta

On 23 January 2017, Hon Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe at the German Foreign Office, travelled to Malta to participate in the General Affairs Council informal meeting of the European Union...

Internationale Grüne Woche

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) from 19-21 January 2017

The GFFA is an international conference that focuses on key issues regarding the future of the global agri-food industry.  The 9th GFFA will be held from 19-21 January 2017 during the International Gr...

Photo of Roman Herzog

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the death of Roman Herzog

Statement by Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier on the death of Roman Herzog

Klimaaktionstage

European Climate Action Days

The European Climate Action Days 2016 activities in Malta by the Embassies of France, the Netherlands and Germany together with the European Commission Representation in Malta were concluded by a joint tree-planting ceremony.

German-learning MEDAC students, Dr Ralf Heimrath from the German Department of the University of Malta and Ambassador Gudrun Sräga

Ambassador Gudrun Sräga gave a lecture at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC)

Since 2009 Germany has supported the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC) at the University of Malta by sponsoring the Chair for Peace Studies and Conflict Prevention. Holder of the Cha...

MOAS visit on 26 November 2016

Head of the Coordinating Staff for Refugees and Migration of the Federal Government visits relief organisation MOAS

On 26 November in the harbour of Valletta, the Head of the Coordinating Staff for Refugees and Migration of the Federal Government, Ms Beate Grzeski, visited the private relief organisation MOAS which...

Dr Markus Ederer and Dr George Vella

German State Secretary Dr Markus Ederer meets Foreign Minister Dr George Vella

On 25 November 2016 the State Secretary of the German Foreign Office, Dr Markus Ederer, met the Maltese Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr George Vella. In the detailed meeting, topics like the upcoming...

German-Maltese Networking Event

State Secretary Dr Ian Borg at the German-Maltese Networking Event

Dr Ian Borg, Parliamentary Secretary for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds at the Ministry for European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto, participated at the German-Maltese Netw...

Group photo OSCE Workshop 15-17 November 2016

Malta workshop explores ways to strengthen border security co-operation between OSCE Mediterranean Partners and participating States

Successful models of regional co-operation to address border challenges were highlighted at a three-day OSCE workshop held in Valetta, Malta from  15 to 17 November 2016, bringing together 80 experts ...

Anniversary Mass in German language at the recently renovated St Francis Church, Valletta

German-speaking Catholic St Barbara Church celebrated its 50th anniversary

In October, the German-speaking Catholic St Barbara Church in Malta celebrated the 50th anniversary of its foundation. In 1966, the German-speaking Sankt Barbara Chaplaincy was established by the Cath...

Ambassador Gudrun Sräga addressed a welcome note to the participants of the seminar series "Towards Sustainable Mobility in Malta" on 29 September 2016

Second seminar in the series "Towards Sustainable Mobility in Malta" on 29 September 2016

It is common sense that the traffic situation is one of the biggest challenges for Malta. For this reason, the German-Maltese Business Council of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry...

Reception on the occasion of the Day of German Unity

Also in 2016, Ambassador Gudrun Sräga gave a reception to celebrate the Day of German Unity. About 350 invited guests participated. The reception took place on 6th October at the Residence of the Germ...

German Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier meets the Maltese Foreign Minister Dr George Vella at Informal OSCE Ministers Meeting at Potsdam on 1st September 2016.

OSCE Foreign Ministers Meeting at Potsdam on 1st September 2016

German Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier meets the Maltese Foreign Minister Dr George Vella at Informal OSCE Ministers Meeting at Potsdam on 1st September 2016.

Reviving arms control in Europe

In a personalized article published on project-syndicate.org on August 26th German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier argues for reviving arms control in Europe.

Germany's New Global Role - Berlin steps up

In a personalized article published in the July/August-issue 2016 of "Foreign Affairs"-magazine German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier analyzes why Germany has won influence in the globa policy.

Playmobil Outdoor

Inauguration of the Playmobil FunPark after renovation

At an official ceremony on 21st June 2016 and in the presence of the President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca and the German Ambassador Gudrun Sräga, Matthias Fauser, CEO of Playmobil Malta, inaugurated the newly refurbished outdoor area of the Playmobil Malta Funpark in Half-Far.

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Germany continues to support the work of the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies

Since 2009 Germany supports the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC) at the University of Malta by sponsoring the Chair for Peace Studies and Conflict Prevention. Holder of the Chair is Dr. Monika Wohlfeld, an  expert in conflict and security studies. In the presence of Minister for Foreign Affairs, George Vella,  on June 1, the German Ambassador Gudrun Sräga and the Director of MEDAC, Professor Stephen Calleya, signed an extension to the agreement up to autumn 2019.

Timbering plant in Wunsiedel

Upper Franconian Municipality Wunsiedel Reaches Climate Goals Early Thanks to Wind, Bioenergy and Co.

In June 2016 the Bavarian town of Wunsiedel was honored as “Energy Municipality of the Month” by the Renewable Energies Agency. The town already reached its self-chosen climate and energy goals for 2020 this year.

Visit of the German-Maltese Parliamentary Friendship Group in Malta

Visit of the German-Maltese Parliamentary Friendship Group in Malta, 23.-26.05.2016

On 23rd May 2016, the German-Maltese Parliamentary Friendship Group in the German Bundestag, presided by the Hon Mechthild Rawert, MP, paid a courtesy visit to H.E. the President, Marie-Louise Coleiro...

Kinder einer PASCH-Schule entdecken die Welt

Cultural relations and education policy forum, People on the Move, with Foreign Minister Steinmeier

In the current legislative term, cultural relations and education policy plays a greater role than ever before. In a world that seems to be out of joint, and in which conflicts are increasingly of a cultural and religious nature, the notion that ideological mindsets can only be overcome through differentiation, discussion and collaboration in the fields of culture, education and science is of particular importance.

Firma Piltz

New Ownership of the German Company Piltz in Zejtun

In the presence of the Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business of Malta, Chris Cardona, and Ambassador Gudrun Sräga, an official ceremony to transfer part of the company Piltz Präzisionswerkzeuge Malta to the company Kummerfeldt Sondermaschinenbau took place on the 20th May.

Federal Minister Christian Schmidt and Minister Dr José Herrera

Federal Minister Christian Schmidt held several meetings in Malta

On 29 March, the Hon Christian Schmidt, German Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture visited Malta. He paid a courtesy visit to the Hon Dr José Herrera, Minister for Sustainable Development, the E...

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