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Germany won the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil
It is the fourth time that the German team has won the World Cup following 1954, 1974 and 1990.
Federal President Joachim Gauck and Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel travelled to Brazil to follow the final match, congratulate the team and thank the Brazilian host. His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent a congratulation cable to Chancellor Merkel. One million fans welcomed the 2014 World Cup winners in Berlin.
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The German Embassy would like to thank the Bahraini football fans for their support and their congratulation messages!
The German Embassy Team
German Ambassador condemns new act of violence in East Eker on 4 July 2014
I strongly condemn the new act of violence in East Eker on 4 July and I am deeply saddened to learn that the on-duty policeman Mahmood Fareed injured has since succumbed to his injuries. I offer my sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the slain officer.
The new escalation of violence at the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan is detrimental to overcoming the political differences and preparing the ground for a sustainable political reform process and meaningful national reconciliation.
Global Media Forum 2014 - From Information to Participation
The Internet has become a societal foundation for global communications. The digital era opens vast opportunities, but it also poses risks. From Monday on 2.000 guests from 100 countries will discuss various issues regarding this challenge.
Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2014
Delegation in Germany
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Between 15 and 22 June 2014, a group of experts on the rights of women and children from the Arabian peninsula were invited by the Federal Foreign Office to visit Germany. They were briefed on the latest initiatives on the political, juridical and practical level to protect women’s and children’s rights in Germany. Field visits included the Federal Ministry of Justice, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, a court of first instance and a hospital. The delegation met with Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier and with the Deputy Speaker of the German Parliament Ms. Claudia Roth.
GERMAN LANGUAGE COURSES
You are interested in learning German in Bahrain? We offer language courses for children and adults (beginners and advanced)! Our next term will start again in September 2014. Registrations are accepted at any time.
Contact: Tel. 17 745 263
300 German Books for the National Library
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On 25 May 2014, Ambassador Sabine Taufmann handed over a donation of 300 books to the National Library of Bahrain. The collection is a representative cross section of the German contribution to world literature. There are more of 50 titles of classical German literature in Arabic translation. On the occasion of the handing-over ceremony, Ambassador Taufmann and Dr. Khaldoon Abahsain, Executive Director of the Isa Cultural Centre, opened an exhibition of the 16 Federal German States.
42th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations
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On the occasion of the 42th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Bahrain and Germany, Ambassador Sabine Taufmann invited to a concert presenting German music of three centuries. Among the guests of honour were H.E. Dr. Hassan Fakhro, Minister of Industry and Commerce, and H.E. Abdulla Abdullatif Abdulla, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the event, a donation of 315 BHD washanded over to Shaikha Hind bint Salman Al Khalifa, President of the Children and Mothers Welfare Society, to support charitable facilities in Bahrain.
This year’s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, from June 30 – July 2, 2014, focuses on the evolution of the Internet as a gateway to information and knowledge, and as a tool for social participation. ...
Global Media Forum 2014
Internet users submitted more than 3,000 websites and online projects from around the world to The Bobs, Deutsche Welle's annual competition for the best in online activism.
An international jury selected the finalists for the People's Choice Awards in the contest's 14 languages. All the nominees are presented with short descriptions . The public has from now until May 7 to cast votes for their favorites.
The Bobs – Best of Online Activism: Voting starts in 14 languages
More than 300 German language students in Bahrain
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During a ceremony on 31 March 2014, the German Ambassador handed over certificates to 75 students taking part in language courses organized by the German Embassy in cooperation with the Ministry of Education. Another 230 students are learning German at the University of Bahrain. The increasing number of language students is a clear evidence of the great interest in Germany and its language.
Vice President of the German Bundestag Mrs. Claudia Roth visited Bahrain
On 23/ 24 March 2014 Vice President of the German Bundestag, Mrs. Claudia Roth, visited the Kingdom of Bahrain. Vice President Roth was received by H.E. Deputy Prime Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, President of the Parliament H.E. Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Dhahrani and 1st Vice President of Shura Council Jamal Fakhro, Minister of Interior H.E. Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Minister of State for Information Affairs and Spokeswoman of the Government H.E. Sameera Rajab as well as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs H.E. Ghanim Fadhl Al-Buainian.
H.E. Abdulla Saif - guest of honour of the German Business Roundtable
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The German Business Roundtable Bahrain had the honour to receive H.E. Abdulla Saif, economic advisor to H.R.H. the Prime Minister, and Mr. Yousif Taqi, CEO of Al Salam Bank Bahrain, in the German Residence on 19 March 2014 to discuss the economic situation in Bahrain and prospects for the German-Bahraini bilateral business relations.
Delegation of the Shura-Council visit to the German Bundestag
A delegation of the Shura-Council led by Dr. Shaikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, chairman of the research committee, visited the German Bundestag on 17 March 2014.
Annual charity bazaar on 16 March 2014
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Women of the German community took part in the annual charity bazaar of the “Children and Mothers Welfare Society” under the patronage of Shaikha Hessa bint Ali Al Khalifa on 16 March 2014. We were able to donate more than 317 BD from the sale of homemade cake to a good cause.
Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier received GCC-Secretary General Al Zayani in Berlin
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Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier received the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Mr. Abdullatif Rashid Al Zayani, in Berlin on 12 March 2014. They focused in their discussion on the Syrian conflict, the political situation in the Gulf region and the development in Yemen.
A delegation of the Parliament of Bahrain visits the German Bundestag
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Vice President of the German Bundestag Claudia Roth received a delegation of the Parliament of Bahrain, led by MP Ahmed Al-Saati, chairman of the human rights committee. The delegation held political consultations in Berlin from 10 to 13 March 2014.
Statement of the German Ambassador on the bomb attacks in Al-Daih on 3 March 2014
I was deeply shocked when I learned last night about the new bomb attacks in Al-Daih that killed three on-duty policemen. I offer my sincere condolences to the families of the victims. I call again on all parties to refrain from inciting violence and to reject it unequivocally in all its forms. Violence is detrimental to overcoming the political differences and to preparing the ground for a sustainable reform process. The new, dangerous escalation of violence shows once again the urgent need for a serious and inclusive National Dialogue as initiated by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and supported by the majority of the Bahraini people. Germany stands by the Bahraini people and wishes the political efforts to find a solution to the ongoing crisis every success.
German Ambassador condemns bombing in Al-Dair on 14 February 2014
“I strongly condemn the acts of violence and bomb attacks witnessed over the past days, in particular the bombing in Al-Dair that resulted in the death of a policeman and injured others. I extend my sincere condolences to the family of the policeman and all those affected.
I call upon all political societies in Bahrain to take up a firm stance against all forms of violence and to engage in a constructive and inclusive dialogue, without pre-conditions. There is no solution to the current tensions other than a Bahraini one based on willingness to compromise.
I am confident that the consultations led by HRH Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa on the initiative of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa with representatives of political societies and Members of Parliament and Shura-Council will help to build trust and confidence necessary for meaningful reconciliation and a sustainable reform process. “
Sabine Taufmann, Ambassador
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.
German policy on 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.
The special issue of DE Magazin Deutschland on the subject “Remembrance and commemoration” focuses on three anniversaries in 2014. The First World War broke out 100 years ago. The Second World War began 75 years ago. The fall of the Wall 25 years ago was the first step on the path to German reunification. Essays by and interviews with renowned historians and political scientists analyse the events and their effects on the present. Young people from Europe, the United States and Israel describe how they feel about these historical events and why they actively support their commemoration.
Remembrance and commemoration – First World War, Second World War, fall of the Wall
“Make it in Germany!” Take a look at our website to see how skilled professionals like yourself can come to live and work in Germany. German firms are facing a genuine skills shortage that is expected to continue into the future. The German Government has therefore set up this website to help business and industry find the specialists they need. Welcome to Germany!
Make it in Germany
Smart solutions developed in Germany are providing innovative answers to global challenges of energy demand, climate change, and a global population in transformation.
The 20th anniversary of German reunification in October 2010 provided an ideal window of opportunity for Germany Trade & Invest to communicate this important marketing message to a global audience with the official launch of its “GERMANY. SMART SOLUTIONS. SMARTER BUSINESS.” international media campaign.
Germany. Smart Solutions. Smarter Business.
German Health Care Works Worldwide
Germany's health care service works for the people it serves, at home and abroad. This can be attributed, first and foremost, to the country's years of experience in delivering innovative, reliable, high-quality products and services to domestic and foreign users. The initiative "Health – Made in Germany" now aims to bring the German health care industry's strengths to even more places around the world.
German Health Care Works Worldwide
From now on the new logo for Germany’s cooperation projects abroad is “german cooperation”. This goes particularly for projects run by Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau – Reconstruction Loan Corporation (KfW), for example, or the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), which have often used only their own logos to date.
New logo for Germany’s cooperation projects abroad
In cooperation with the leading social entertainment platform Myspace, Deutsche Welle’s popular English-language radio show Pulse presents the most interesting newcomers on the German music scene.
Deutsche Welle and Myspace
Under a new scheme beginning in 2013, sites that have played a significant role in European integration or stand for the ideals and history of Europe and the European Union will be eligible for the European Heritage Label. The scheme is intended to raise awareness of the European idea and European identity and is geared primarily to young people.
European Heritage Label