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Münchener Sicherheitskonferenz 2014

50th Munich Security Conference, January 31 to February 2, 2014

50th Munich Security Conference, January 31 to February 2, 2014

- Speech to open 50th Munich Security Conference from Federal President Joachim Gauck

- Speech by Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier

- Speech by the Federal Minister of Defense, Dr. Ursula von der Leyen

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Information about Germany

You want information about Germany? Maybe you are planning a holiday or would like to stay in Germany for longer to go to school, study or work - if so, you are in the right palce to find out more!

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Visa requirements

We want to make your arrival in Germany as easy as possible. Here you can find all the information you need on applying for a visa, along with an application form as a pdf file to download.

Deutscher Zukunftspreis Lichtmikroskop

Working in Germany

Details of the "Green card" initiative for IT specialists and information on the general requirements for working in Germany.

Humboldt Universität

Exchange programmes/studying in Germany

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Germany on the Net

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