Biden and Scholz emphasize unity ahead of G7 summit

Elmau (dpa) – Ahead of the G7 meeting in Bavaria German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz and US President Joe Biden have underlined the unity of the West in the face of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. On the sidelines of their bilateral meeting at Schloss Elmau, Scholz emphasized that the G7 nations must continue … Read more

documenta opens

Kassel (dpa) – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has opened one of the world’s most important exhibitions of modern art in Kassel. The documenta, which has been held in Kassel since 1955, is considered the world’s most significant exhibition of contemporary art alongside the Venice Biennale. It is only held every five years. For the 15th … Read more

Scholz in Kyiv

Kyiv (dpa) – On Thursday morning, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi arrived in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on a special train. They plan to hold talks there with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy about further support for the country, which is under attack from Russia, and about Ukraine’s … Read more

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Habeck advocates energy cooperation

Sweimeh (dpa) – German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck has advocated the expansion of energy cooperation with the countries of North Africa and the Middle East. Habeck said at an energy conference in Sweimeh in Jordan that Germany and Europe were switching to renewable energies and had a “great appetite … Read more

Scholz wants to strengthen Nato’s eastern flank

Vilnius (dpa) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has promised Lithuania additional military support for its defence against a possible Russian attack. “We are resolved to increase our contribution,” Scholz said after talks with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda and the heads of government of all three Baltic states in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius. The chancellor announced … Read more

Baerbock on visit to Pakistan

Islamabad (dpa) -Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock travelled to Pakistan on Tuesday to discuss, among other things, the situation in neighbouring Afghanistan and further evacuations of people in need of protection. Shortly after arriving in the Pakistani capital Islamabad, however, she cancelled all appointments after testing positive for Covid. The minister had originally planned to … Read more

“New momentum for environmental policy”

Stockholm (dpa) – 50 years after the first UN conference on the environment, the Swedish capital Stockholm is once again hosting a top international meeting. Starting on Thursday, the Stockholm+50 conference will spend two days focusing on environmental issues. In the hometown of climate activist Greta Thunberg, the main question will be how to drastically … Read more

Civil rights activists from Belarus honoured

Aachen (dpa) – The International Charlemagne Prize has been awarded in Aachen to the Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, to Veronica Tsepkalo and to Maria Kalesnikava, who is imprisoned in Belarus. The three women stand for democratic development in the authoritarian-ruled country and are being honoured for their courageous commitment to freedom, democracy and the … Read more