Flight 4U9525: German Government Reacts to Tragic News of Crash
Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her deep shock at the tragic news of the crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525. The flight, bound for Düsseldorf from Barcelona, was carrying 144 passengers and 6 crew members when it went down in southern France on Tuesday morning.
The Embassy will be closed from 2-6 April 2015 over the Easter holidays.
The Philippines become a focal partner of Germany’s International Climate Initiative (IKI) in Southeast Asia with a portfolio including 10 bilateral projects summing up to more than 41 million Euros ( 2 billion Php) funding volume (including upcoming projects in 2015/2016) as well as 28 regional and global projects with a component in the Philippines.
On February 17, 2015, the community in Barangay Cuenca, Pugo, La Union, celebrated the inauguration and turnover of the Embassy funded Cuenca potable water system that supplies 2500 residents and 500 students of the Cuenca Elementary and High School with safe and affordable drinking water.
The Federal Foreign Office has provided a total of 733,000 EUR (about Php36 million) for humanitarian emergency assistance after Typhoon Ruby. The grants are being implemented through the aid organizations Caritas international and Plan International.
Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)
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The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in the Philippines.
The European Union Delegation and the Embassies of the EU Member States wish to express their sincere condolences to the families of the victims of the recent deadly clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.
The recruitment of qualified Philippine nurses is alleviating the nursing shortage in Germany and reducing unemployment in the nurses’ country of origin. The migrants’ remittances and the transfer of know-how contribute to development in the Philippines.