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Scholarships for Seminars on Renewable Energy
The Renewables Academy in Berlin is offering scholarships from 2014 to 2016 for various seminars on renewable energy and grid integration of renewables.
December 18th, 2014

The scholarships are being offered for all seminars that are part of the “CapREG: Capacity Building on Renewable Energy and Grid Integration” project. These scholarships are specifically for Ecuadorian citizens. This is a capacity building project within the German International Climate Initiative. (more)

The Netherlands, Denmark and Germany Signed The Joint Declaration on Animal Welfare
On December, 14th Agriculture Ministers from The Netherlands, Denmark and Germany met in Vught, Holland to discuss and sign an agreement on animal welfare
December 17th, 2014

Discussions and workshops about the future of the post-Soviet countries took place in Berlin last week. Discussions on how history, culture and politics influence society and art. (more)
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Germany Loans 200 Million Euro to Vietnam
Dr. Friedrich Kitschelt, the State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development made the announcement during a visit to Vietnam.
December 17th, 2014

The focus of Dr. Kitschelt’s visit to Vietnam was to discuss German-Vietnamese development cooperation with regards to training, energy and the environment. During his visit, Dr. Kitschelt announced that Germany… (more)

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Christmas and New Years Concert by Slovenian Embassy
The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Berlin is hosting a Christmas and New Years Event at St. Norbert’s Church
December 17th, 2014

On Monday December 15th, 2014, during a meeting with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, announced that Germany wants to resume talks about the South Gas Stream with the Russian Federation. She also expressed a desire for future cooperation with Russia, as an economic partner, in… (more)

His Excellency Ambassador Vladimir Grinin
The Embassy of Russian Federation
December 17th, 2014

Vladimir Mikhailovich Grinin is the Ambassador of Russia to Germany in Berlin. His Excellency is serving this function since July 2010. (more)
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Members of the Russian Embassy in Germany Meet with Forum Participants
“Trilateral Forum – Germany, Russia, Ukraine: a common future?”
December 17th, 2014

Participants in the “Trilateral Forum – Germany, Russia, Ukraine: a common future?” have met with members of the Russian officials at the Russian Embassy to Germany in Berlin. (more)

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Frank Merten Presents a Collaboration of Asian and German Culture
At the Mori-Ôgai-Memorial of Berlin's Humboldt University, there is a year long permanent exhibition of Frank Merten's Calligraphies
December 17th, 2014

Frank Merten's calligraphies are currently showcased in an exhibition until the 20th March 2015 in the Mori-Ôgai-Memorial, as part of the Center for Japanese Language and Culture at the Humboldt University in Berlin. (more)

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German Minister Emphasises the Importance of German Consumer Standards
Christian Schmidt emphasised the importance of German consumer standards during ongoing negotiations with the United States on a Free Trade Agreement for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
December 17th, 2014

German Minister for Food and Agriculture, Christian Schmidt is once again in the United States to continue negotiations about a FTA for the TTIP. Minister Schmidt is aiming to explain the importance of the high German consumer standards and to ensure transparency in the ongoing free trade debate. Negotiations will… (more)
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Foreign Direct Investment and Potential Growth in Berlin
Berlin an ideal location for continuous future investments?
December 17th, 2014

In recent years, Berlin has been identified as one of the ideal investment locations, particularly from foreign companies. These investments have typically been through mergers and or acquisitions or the… (more)
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German Investments in Moldova
Official Visit of Minister Natalia Gherman in Berlin
December 17th, 2014

The German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will greet his Moldovan counterpart Natalia Gherman on Wednesday (December 17th) at the OSCE Ministerial Council in Basel. (more)

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Twitter Hashtag #illridewithyou Trends in Germany Following Siege by Islamist Extremist in Sydney
A show of solidarity in support of Muslims has taken hold of Germany. The hashtag #illridewithyou was trending earlier today as one of the most talked about topics on Twitter.
December 18th, 2014

The emergence of the #illridewithyou trend comes after the siege in a Sydney cafe by an Islamist gunman. The gunman, an Iranian refugee, named as Man Haron Moris seized dozens of hostages early on Monday and forced them to hold up a black Islamic banner at the window of the cafe. (more)
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German Photographers Win UNICEF's Photo of the Year Competition
Insa Hagemann and Stefan Finger are this year’s winners
December 17th, 2014

Each year, UNICEF Germany and GEO Germany (from the publishing house Gruner +Jahr AG & Co KG) grant the “UNICEF Photo of the Year Award” to photos and photo series… (more)
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Werte und Wandel
Cultural and Civil Social Future Projects for Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Georgia. An International Congress in Berlin.
December 17th, 2014

Discussions and workshops about the future of the post-Soviet countries took place in Berlin last week. Discussions on how history, culture and politics influence society and art. (more)


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