Foreign and EU Policy

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Germany and Malta

Here you can find key information on bilateral relations between Germany and Malta.

Supporting Syria London 2016

Support for Syria and its neighbours

In view of the still drastic humanitarian situation in and around Syria, the international Supporting Syria and the Region conference was held in London on 4 February. Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the ...

The main entrance of the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.

German foreign policy

Whether Somalia or Afghanistan – in many crises around the world failing state structures are an important factor. Recognizing political and humanitarian crises as early as possible and taking appropriate action is a key goal of German foreign policy. Our bilateral and international commitments are mutually complementary: we see decisions at the United Nations flanking humanitarian aid efforts and strengthening international law as much a priority as fostering international understanding through our cultural relations policy.

Flaggen vor dem Europa-Parlament in Straßburg

European foreign 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. The EU is not simply a common economic area, but rather a community of shared values. Peace and prosperity, freedom and security - those are achievements cherished by all EU citizens. The project Europe will continue to offer opportunities for all.

Human Rights Council

Germany’s human rights policy

Human rights policy is the responsibility of all policymakers in Germany: there can be no “human rights-free zones” either in foreign policy, security policy or in any other policy field.

Maltese Prime Minister, Dr. Joseph Muscat on official visit to Berlin on February 4th, 2015

Maltese Prime Minister Dr. Joseph Muscat on official visit to Berlin on February 4th, 2015

Maltese Prime Minister Dr. Joseph Muscat on official visit to Berlin on February 4th, 2015. He was received by Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and met the members of the German-Maltese Friendship Group in the German Parliament. Dr. Muscat gave a speech at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. He was accompanied by Foreign Minister Dr. George Vella.

Berlin Policy Journal

Berlin Policy Journal

The past few months have sharpened the divisions between members of the EU more than any other crisis before. It is not the first time that onlookers have predicted the imminent end of the European Union, but the strength of centrifugal forces pulling it apart seem unprecedented. In the new issue, Almut Möller (“The Disheartened Continent”) argues that Europe needs to focus on the values that unite its people to overcome the divisions tearing the continent apart. Ulrich Speck (“Player or Pawn?”) proposes a truly unified European foreign policy, and Andreas Rinke (“The Last European” – app only) describes the German chancellor’s efforts to keep the EU united. Mark Leonard (“Goodbye? Hello!” – app only) says that it is not Britain that wants to leave the EU, but a part of the British elite that is pushing the “Leave” campaign. BERLIN POLICY JOURNAL is a bimonthly app magazine on international affairs, edited in Germany’s capital. Each issue sets a theme and reports on a diverse range of current and emerging foreign policy topics, aiming at making German and European foreign policy. Published by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

Foreign and EU Policy

Simulation Europäisches Parlament (SIMEP)

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel

German-Moroccan Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2017-2018

Logo of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)

On 1 January 2017, Germany and Moroccot took over the Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The 2017 ministerial level Forum Meeting will be hosted by Germany from 28-30 June in Berlin. For more information please visit

News and features

Protokollhof

Here you can read about the latest news on political life in Germany.

65th Anniversay of the Federal Republic of Germany

Konrad Adenauer signs the Basic Law as President of the Parliamentary Council

The 65th Anniversary of the Federeal Republic of Germany will be celebrated on the 23rd of May 2014. The solemn signing of the German Constitution in May 1949 marks the birth of the Federal Republic.