Foreign Policy

Logo of the Estonian EU Council Presidency

EU Council Presidency

In the second half of 2017, Estonia will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Supporting Syria London 2016

Support for Syria and its neighbours

In view of the still drastic humanitarian situation in and around Syria, the international Supporting Syria and the Region conference is being held in London on 4 February. Germany, Kuwait, Norway and...

Der designierte Botschafter von Südafrika im Gespräch mit Andreas Franik

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, G7, OSCE and EU.

Distributing aid to refugees in Erbil

Refugee crisis - what German foreign policy is doing

Dealing with the worldwide refugee crisis is an international challenge. Combating the causes of flight and raising awareness in countries of origin ‑ these are the priorities of German foreign policy.

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel

Germany's New Global Role - Berlin steps up

In a personalized article published in the July/August-issue 2016 of "Foreign Affairs"-magazine German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier analyzes why Germany has won influence in the globa policy.