Merkel and Macron express commitment to Paris-Berlin axis

Paris (dpa) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron remain committed to close Franco-German cooperation on international issues. At a meeting in Paris on Thursday evening, the two discussed issues such as European relations with neighbouring countries to the east. One particular focus of their talks was also the situation in Afghanistan. … Read more

Candidates nominated for German Future Prize

Munich (dpa) – The Mainz-based company Biontech, which was one of the first in the world to launch a coronavirus vaccine together with US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, has been nominated for the German Future Prize 2021. Other teams nominated for the prize have developed a novel technique for better computer tomography images and developed a … Read more

Von der Leyen wants to make the EU more agile

Strasbourg (dpa) – In view of the Corona pandemic, the Afghanistan crisis and growing international rivalries, EU Commission President Ursula von Leyen wants to make the European Union much more capable of action and resilience. “We are entering a new era of intensified competition,” she said in this year’s State of the Union address on … Read more

Museum of German Romanticism opens

Frankfurt/Main (dpa) – The ceremonial inauguration of the Museum of German Romanticism took place on Monday evening in Frankfurt. The museum is home to a globally unique collection of literature, art and everyday culture from the era of German Romanticism that was put together by the Freies Deutsches Hochstift. The institution is also responsible for … Read more

Donor conference for Afghanistan

Geneva (dpa) – Less than a month after the militant Islamist Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan, the international community is holding a donor conference in Geneva on Monday. The aim of the meeting, which is being held under the umbrella of the United Nations, is to fight hunger in the Central Asian country and … Read more

Merkel to visit Templin

Templin (dpa) – A good two weeks before the Bundestag elections, Chancellor Angela Merkel will be visiting her home town of Templin in the Uckermark region on Friday. In the civic garden of the Brandenburg town, the CDU politician will plant a lime tree and lay the foundation stone for a nursery school. In doing … Read more

Maas opens embassy in Libya

Tripoli (dpa) – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has arrived in Libya for a short visit to support the peace process in the North African country after many years of civil war. “The former conflicting parties have realised that there can be no violent solution for their country,” the SPD politician said on Thursday before … Read more