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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.
From 18 to 20 November 2013, the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ), supported by the Federal Foreign Office, held seminars for prosecutors and judges in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice as well as training seminars for members of the newly created Ombudsman Office and the reformed National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR).
German-Arab Friendship Association (DAFG) visit to Bahrain
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A business delegation of the German-Arab Friendship Association (DAFG), led by Prof Randolf Rodenstock, Vice President of the DAFG, Vice President of the Federal Association of German Employers’ Associations (BDA) and member of the Presidential Board of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), visited Bahrain on the 22 and 23 October 2013 and was received by H.R.H. Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and H.R.H. Crown Prince and 1st Vice-PM Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
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.
GERMAN LANGUAGE COURSES
You are interested in learning German in Bahrain? We offer language courses for children and adults (beginners and advanced)! Next courses will start April 2nd, 2014! Contact: Tel. 17 745 263
Game Show for German Learners – Two Teams, One Goal: Berlin!
Starting Thursday, September 5, Deutsche Welle (DW) and the Goethe-Institut will send six German learners from around the world on a special journey through Germany with unique challenges. Their goal: a ticket to Berlin.
Game Show for German Learners
Certificates presented to 41 students of the German language classes
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H.E. Ambassador Sabine Taufmann presented certificates to 41 students of the German language classes at a ceremony held at the German Embassy. Germany currently ranks third in the world in terms of foreign students enrolled. There is an increasing interest in the Gulf region for German as a foreign language and Germany's higher education system. Study programmes in English language are also available at German universities.
German Development Media Awards presented
At a presentation in Berlin, seven journalists have been honoured with the German Development Media Award for their excellent work in the field of human rights and development. This prize is awarded jointly by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Deutsche Welle (DW).
The German Development Media Awards honor journalists who retain their independence, take on topics related to human rights and expose problems that usually are hardly covered or not covered at all by the media. They recognize courage and dedication and honor the people who advocate respecting and protecting human rights and who remind us that access to education and equal opportunities are universal rights.
Link to the site of Deutsche Welle (DW)
Germany is on the threshold of a fourth industrial revolution. The Internet of Things is set to supersede traditional manufacturing processes. How are German researchers and entrepreneurs contributing to this development? What will the factory of the future look like? What role will humans play in the new business world and what challenges will it bring? DE Magazin Deutschland takes a closer look at Industry 4.0 in reports, interviews and essays. The latest issue also introduces the new Federal Government and takes readers to the Hunsrück, the rugged and enchanting home of film director Edgar Reitz.
Welcome to the factory of the future – Industry 4.0
“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.
More languages and new digital formats and a new design: Deutsche Welle starts its ninth annual, international blog and social media awards, the Bobs, on February 6, 2013.
Internet users around the world will have until March 6 to submit their candidates for the Bobs in 14 languages. For the first time, Hindi, Turkish and Ukrainian will be official award languages.
Deutsche Welle: Ninth Bobs Awards in 14 Languages
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
The European Union has declared 2013 the European Year of Citizens. Europe’s fundamental values such as freedom, democracy and the rule of law don’t just apply to the EU member states. Each EU citizen is guaranteed individual freedoms and rights under the EU treaties.
2013 – European Year of Citizens
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