Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Office of the United Nations and to other International Organizations in Vienna

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44th Working Group on Verification measures of the CTBTO started under German Chairmanship

In Vienna the 44th Working Group B of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) has started on 16 March 2015. Working Group B of the CTBTO prepares the decisions of the PrepCom on...

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Cutting-edge International Research in Germany: The x-ray laser European XFEL

The X-ray Laser European XFEL is a unique research facility being set up in the North of Germany. Starting in 2017, it will generate extremely intense x-ray flashes to make the tiniest particles visible. XFEL will attract scientists from around the world.

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Commission on Narcotic Drugs Meets in Vienna

Vienna, 9 - 17 March 2015: The 58th session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs meets in Vienna: Delegates will address the upcoming special session of the United Nations General Assemb...

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Energy Transition Conference in Berlin 26/27 March 2015

For the first time, the German Government and the German Renewable Energy Federation, together with its sectoral associations, are hosting the conference “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2015 – towards a global Energiewende”.

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IAEA Board of Governors in Vienna, 2 - 6 March 2015

Vienna, 2 March 2015: Germany – represented by Ambassador Konrad Max Scharinger as the German Governor – is a designated member of this 35-nation IAEA controlling and steering body, meeting every thre...

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The Two-Plus-Four Treaty - 25 Years On

It's one of the most important treaties in German history: the Two-Plus-Four Treaty was the foundation for German reunifcation in 1990. It was negotiated by the allied powers - the USA, the USSR, France and the United Kingdom - and the two German states - East Germany and West Germany - following the fall of the Berlin wall.

Secretary-of-State Ederer and CTBTO Executive Secretary Zerbo

Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: Secretary-of State Ederer in Vienna

Vienna, February 2015: Secretary-of-State at the Federal Foreign Office Mr. Markus Ederer met with Mr. Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission (Comprehensive Nuclear Tes...

Germany Trade and Invest

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Germany Trade and Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Germany Trade and Invest’s mission is to promote Germany as a location for industrial and technological investments and to identify investors for the German market.

BMJV Secretary-of-State Christian Lange and UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov

Secretary-of-State Christian Lange and UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov Meet in Vienna

Vienna, 10 February 2015: The German Deputy Minister of Justice and for Consumer Protection, Christian Lange met Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC...

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German presidency of the G7

Germany assumed the presidency of the G7 at the G7 summit in Brussels at the beginning of June 2014. On 7 and 8 June 2015, Germany will host the meeting of the heads of state and government. The summit will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to make progress on new topics in the international context.

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Germany's Energiewende - the energy revolution - up close.

The goal of Germany's Energiewende, or energy tranformation, is very clear. To make energy production in Germany sustainable and act responsibly for subsequent generations. The target: by 2050, 80 percent of Germany's electricity should be from renewables. Some towns in Germany are way ahead of the game. Take Wolfhagen in the state of Hesse, where the energy revolution has already taken place.

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The UN in Bonn

Since 1994 when the law dividing up ministries and institutions between Bonn and Berlin was passed, it hasn't been a one-way street to Berlin. Bonn has reinvented itself as the United Nations' base in Germany.

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Germany’s Energy Revolution and its European Neighbours

Germany’s energy revolution is going ahead

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Climate Change and Security

Climate change is going to means changes to our environment.

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The Permanent Representative Ambassador Konrad Max Scharinger

Ambassador Konrad Max Scharinger

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Facts about Germany

Facts about Germany

Facts about Germany is a handbook for anyone seeking reliable and up-to-date information on the Federal Republic of Germany. It provides facts and figures about the country and its people, its government system, social life, political groupings and trends, all the different sectors of industry and business, and the multi-faceted face of culture in Germany and its 16 federal states.