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Germany is mourning the loss of Richard von Weizsäcker – a man, a politician and a statesman who did great things for the way Germany is seen throughout the world.
On the loss of Richard von Weizsäcker
On 10 December 2014, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the German Embassy and the Isa Cultural Center. The partnership began in May 2014, when Germany donated about 300 books, represent...
Chaillot Prize 2014 for Bahraini Institutions
On 9 December, the eve of the worldwide commemoration of Human Rights Day, Ambassador Adam Kulach, Head of the EU Delegation in Riadh, presented the Chaillot Prize for the Promotion of Human Rights in the GCC region in 2014 to Bahrain's National Institution for Human Rights and to the Ombudsman for the Ministry of Interior in the presence of the Ambassadors of the four Memberstates permanently represented in Bahrain (France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom). The Chaillot Prize is presented annually by the Delegation of the European Union in Riyadh (also responsible for relations with the Kingdom of Bahrain), in co-operation with the Delegation of the European Union to the United Arab Emirates and the Embassies of the European Union Member States to GCC countries, to civil society organizations and public or private institutions for actions, campaigns and projects which support human rights awareness, promotion and protection in the GCC region. The Prize is named after the Palais de Chaillot in Paris where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted on 10 December 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly.
The accomplishments recognized by the two awards were the two first annual reports by the two institutions. The reports can be downloaded from their respective websites:
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New laptops for the German language courses
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October 4, 2014, Teachers of the German language courses received new laptops for lessons held in the MoE Teacher Training Center. With kind support of Dr. Shaker Alaradi (2. left) all laptops are now connected to the ministry’s Active- and Smart boards. We are glad to offer now the best communicational German classes with the latest technology. We are thanking the Ministry of Education for hosting the German language courses.
German Ambassador strongly condemns new acts of violence on 9 December 2014
“I was deeply shocked when I learned about the senseless bomb attacks in Demistan and Karzakan that killed a policeman and a civilian. I offer my sincere condolences to the families of the victims. Such acts of violence cannot be justified by any cause. Violence undermines ongoing efforts to overcome political tensions and rebuild trust and confidence necessary for preparing the ground for a sustainable reform process.”
Study visit of the NIHR and the Ombudsman to Berlin
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Representatives of the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR), the Ombudsman Office and the Prisoners and Detainees Rights Commission took part in a study visit to Berlin/ Germany from 23 to 28 November 2014 organized by the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ) and supported by the German Federal Foreign Office. The EU Chaillot Prize 2014 for the Protection of Human Rights in the GCC region will be presented this year to the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) and the Ombudsman Office for their engagement favouring human rights promotion and awareness in the GCC region.
Das Duo Andreas Woyke (Klavier) und Friedrich Kleinhapl (Violoncello) besuchte im November 2014 erneut Bahrain.
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(© German Embassy)
Das Duo Andreas Woyke (Klavier) und Friedrich Kleinhapl (Violoncello) besuchte im November 2014 erneut Bahrain. Am 16. November 2014 gab das Duo ein Konzert in der Deutschen Residenz, zu dem hochrangige Vertreter aus Regierung, Shura-Council, Parlament sowie Wirtschaft und Kultur eingeladen waren. Bei einem weiteren Konzert am 17. November 2014 im Scheich Ibrahim Center mit Unterstützung der Bahrainisch-Deutschen Gesellschaft (BDG) stellten Andreas Woyke und Friedrich Kleinhapl neben klassischen Werken von Beethoven, Franck und Brahms Stücke aus ihrer neuen, höchst eindrucksvollen CD-Aufnahme „Pasión Tango“, für die sie gerade mit dem Supersonic Award ausgezeichnet wurden, vor. Friedrich Kleinhapl spielte auf einem wertvollen Guadagnini-Cello aus dem Jahre 1743.
Berlin Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation - supporting stability in the region - 28 October 2014
In response to the request of Syria’s neighbours and urgent calls for action by the UN, Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has invited 40 foreign ministers and heads of UN agencies to the “Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation – supporting stability in the region” due to take place in Berlin on 28 October 2014.
Further information on the Conference
"A time of extremely complex problems"
Foreign Minister Steinmeier gave an interview on the European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy to deutschland.de.
Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa for official talks in Berlin on 21/ 22 October 2014
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(© Henric Jordan)
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On 21 October 2014, Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier received his counterpart Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa in Berlin. Apart from bilateral relations, the talks focused on regional issues, including the joint commitment within the international alliance against terror militia IS. During his official visit to Germany, Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa also met Vice President of the German Bundestag Petra Pau and Federal Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen. Furthermore he discussed with students the current situation in the region and possible solutions.
Life Links: DW launches multimedia documentary series
"What holds you back" - that question is the starting point for Life Links. Young people around the world represent both the target audience and protagonists for DW's new documentary-style format.
Further information on the new documentary-style format
News of Deutsche Welle available worldwide via Outernet
Deutsche Welle has signed an agreement with the newly-launched Outernet as an additional content distribution channel. The satellite-based Internet provider promises free access to information.
Press release on "Outernet"
Internship in Germany
An internship can be a great way to try a career on for size or get your foot in the door in your preferred field. This month at Young Germany we have all the information you’ll need to find, apply for, and keep an internship in Germany.
Information on an internship in Germany
German presidency of the G7
Germany assumed the presidency of the G7 at the G7 summit in Brussels at the beginning of June 2014. On 7 and 8 June 2015, Germany will host the meeting of the heads of state and government. The summit will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to make progress on new topics in the international context.
Further information is available on the following websites:
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.
“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
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