Six decades of the current democratic German government structure has cultivated an active and engaged citizenry. In 2009, the nation celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Federal German Republic and in 2010, the twentieth anniversary of reunification. At all levels of German society there is an understanding of both individual and collective responsibility in the actions that are taken. Whether in local environmental projects, national elections or participation in international agreements and organizations, people and politics are closely bound. The diverse population in Germany provides incredible vigour to this dynamism.

“No one country on its own can solve the inter­national problems we face”

Jun 23, 2017 | deutschland.de
G20 foreign ministers in Bonn

Politics can achieve more through exchange in forums like the G20 than through national isolationism, says German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel in an interview.

#youforG20 is for your interconnected world

Jun 21, 2017 | www.deutschland.de

During the G20 Summit, Deutschland.de is organising a world-wide competition called #youforG20 – your project for an interconnected world. The best project wins 15,000 Euros! Are you involved in a project that supports social commitment, contributes to improving gender equality, conserve the environment or promote the inclusion of young people, social and economic entrepreneurship? Then enter the #youforG20! competition.

On the death of Helmut Kohl

Jun 19, 2017 | www.bundesregierung.de
Helmut Kohl

Helmut Kohl was German Chancellor for 16 years. His term in office will always be linked to the happiest event in modern German history: following the peaceful revolution in the German Democratic Republic, and the fall of the Berlin Wall, Helmut Kohl managed to reunite Germany in peace and liberty after decades of division. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on June 16 of the passing of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl: "He was a great statesman, a great German politician and above all a great European.

“Building bridges between Europe and Africa”

Jun 14, 2017 | FFO
Foreign Minister Gabriel and BAP frontman Niedecken

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Wolfgang Niedecken, frontman of the Cologne rock band BAP jointly wrote an opion piece. Niedecken was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his charity work, the focus of which is Africa. On June 12, Niedecken and Kenyan musician Eric Wainaina performed at the German Foreign Office.

Global relevance – German Government seeks international dialogue on migration

May 31, 2017 | FFO
Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel in conversation with Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration

The Foreign Office is stepping up its cooperation on displacement and migration with international organisations. At the Third Berlin Round Table on Refugees and Migration, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on May 31 that the aim was to learn together from the challenges of recent years.


German parliament

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