G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Lübeck
German Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier is hosting his counterparts from the G7 states as well as the EU High Representative in Lübeck on 14 and 15 April 2015. The Foreign Ministers Meeting is taking place within the framework of Germany’s G7 Presidency.
The German Embassy will be closed on Friday, 1st May 2015 (Labor Day).
Die Botschaft ist am Freitag, den 01. May 2015 geschlossen (Tag der Arbeit).
Chancellor Angela Merkel was deeply shocked to hear of the latest refugee disaster, stressed federal government spokesperson Steffen Seibert. Angela Merkel, he said, had already consulted with Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
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"Ebola has not yet been conquered". This is what the Minister of Health, Hermann Gröhe, said before departure to West Africa. He is visiting the region most affected by Ebola, together with the Federal Development Minister, Gerd Müller. A further 200 million EUR is to be used for a special aid programme.
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)
Germany Trade and Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Germany Trade and Invest’s mission is to promote Germany as a location for industrial and technological investments and to identify investors for the German market.
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.