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.
Christoph Strässer, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, is travelling to Sendai in Japan from 14 to 16 March to lead the German delegation at the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction together with the Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Thomas Silberhorn.
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.
Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier attended the opening of the 28th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on 3 March and gave a speech at the Geneva Conference on Disarmament.
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.
For the first time, the German Government and the German Renewable Energy Federation, together with its sectoral associations, are hosting the conference “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2015 – towards a global Energiewende”.
Energy Transition Conference in Berlin 26/27 March 2015
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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.