Foreign Policy

A reef knot as the symbol of the G20 summit in Hamburg

Germany’s G20 presidency

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers met in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

Further information is available on the following webpages:

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Asia-Pacific-Weeks Berlin 2017

The anniversary edition of the Asia-Pacific-Weeks (APW) from 15 to 28 May 2017 addresses the issue of digitalization and is designed to appeal to an audience of professionals from industry, small and medium-sized businesses, and startups.

European Parliament

EU news – Finding out more about Brussels & co

With its many institutions, the European Union occasionally seems like something of a labyrinth but a new website has been launched to help. At europa.eu/news, people wanting to know more can access news from all the EU institutions.

Germany and Europe

The making of German government policy on Europe

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.

Foreign Policy

Bundesaußenminister Frank-Walter Steinmeier bei der Veranstaltung zum Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).

Foreign policy issues

Peace and freedom are the focal points of German foreign policy. They can only be guaranteed through cooperation in a spirit of trust and a fair balancing of interests with our partners in the United Nations, NATO, G8, OSCE and EU.