Foreign And EU Policy

The main entrance of the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. The main entrance of the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. (© AA) The department of politics is the crossing point for the bilateral political relations between Germany and Jamaica as well as the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands and Turks & Caicos Islands. The department informs the Federal government about domestic political developments and about the foreign and security politics of the countries within the jurisdiction of the Embassy and the region. The whole area of political relations and the exchange of visits on a federal and regional level are prepared and accompanied within the political section. The department also informs the governments of the host countries about political developments in Germany, particularly in matters of foreign, security and third world politics.

Make it in Germany

The portal for international qualified professionals www.make-it-in-germany.com

www.make-it-in-germany.com is the official multilingual online portal for international qualified professionals. It helps them find out how to make a success of coming to Germany – from preparations in their home countries to arriving and getting settled in.

On 18 June 2014 the Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier discussed bilateral relations and current developments in the Caribbean and Latin America with his colleague Arnold J. Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, during a meeting in Berlin.

On 18 June 2014 the Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier discussed bilateral relations and current developments in the Caribbean and Latin America with his colleague Arnold J. Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, during a meeting in Berlin.

On 18 June 2014 the Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier discussed bilateral relations and current developments in the Caribbean and Latin America with his colleague Arnold J. Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, during a meeting in Berlin.

Arnold Joseph Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade  (right) Paul Robotham, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade  (middle) Thomas Karl Neisinger, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean in the German Foreign Office (left)

The Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean in the German Foreign Office, Ambassador Thomas Karl Neisinger, has visited Jamaica.

On  February 13th and 14th, 2014, Ambassador Neisinger held meetings with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Arnold Joseph Nicholson, Minister of Finance and Planning Peter Phillips, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Phillip Paulwell and Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams.

Human Rights Council

Germany’s human rights policy

Human rights policy is the responsibility of all policymakers in Germany: there can be no “human rights-free zones” either in foreign policy, security policy or in any other policy field.

Vorstellung des Lateinamerika-Konzepts

German foreign policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean

In the realm of international relations, Germany’s relations with Latin America and the Caribbean stand out as something special. Shared values and similar interests, as well as close cultural ties that have developed over the years, form a unique basis for shaping cooperation that is both mutually beneficial at the bilateral level and responsible at the multilateral level.

Flag of the European Union

The EU summit fiscal pact

The following video provides an overview about the EU summit fiscal pact.

News

Mar 24, 2017 2:10 PM

Merkel meets Abbas

After meeting with the Palestinian President, Merkel reaffirms commitment to Middle-East two-state plan.
Mar 24, 2017 2:08 PM

Mercedes face the heat

Ferrari and Red Bull appear the biggest rivals for title holders Mercedes in the new Formula One season.
Mar 24, 2017 2:05 PM

Haribo factory to open in US

Germany's gummy bear maker to open their first North American Headquarters in Wisconsin.
Mar 24, 2017 2:04 PM

Museums safe their treasures

Fearful of the destruction, theft or loss, museums in Germany are digitizing their exhibits.
Mar 23, 2017 2:10 PM

Real wages rise

Real wages and pensions in Germany rise, helping to boost the country's economy.

Foreign And EU Policy

Simulation Europäisches Parlament (SIMEP)

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel

Latest news from Germany

Information about German foreign and European policy and major domestic issues.

Politics in Germany

Sitzung der OSZE im Bundestag

Germany celebrates 40 years as a member of the UN

(© Auswärtiges Amt)

On the 18th of September 1973, West and East Germany officially joined the United Nations. We look back on forty years of history.

EU Council Presidency

Logo of the Maltese EU Council Presidency

In the first half of 2017, Malta will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

New version of “Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.