Foreign and European Policy

Germany and Eritrea


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, G8, OSCE and EU.

German policy on Europe

After centuries of bloody conflict, the integration of states and their interests has defeated nationalism and brought Europe an unparalleled period of peace, prosperity and stability. That is why the completion of European integration is our top political objective.

Germany's policy towards Africa

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Feb 23, 2018 12:11 AM

Germany: Pot, abortion and Deniz Yücel top marathon debate day in Bundestag

German MPs sat through a long day of debates covering issues from pot, to burqa bans, to abortion "advertisements," to journalist Deniz Yücel's work. DW breaks down what happened.

Feb 22, 2018 10:10 PM

Germany's 'Bild' falls for hoax, unleashes debate on fake news

German satirical magazine "Titanic" managed to trick German tabloid? "Bild" into publishing what it considered to be a major political scandal. Now, the hoax has given away to a larger debate on media ethics.

Feb 22, 2018 7:18 PM

Pedophile priest convicted by German court of 108 cases of child abuse

A German priest has been sent to a psychiatric institution after pleading guilty to a string of child abuse offenses. He was previously defrocked by the Catholic Church but kept abusing with the help of false documents.

Feb 22, 2018 7:06 PM

Merkel calls for European response to Syria, takes flak from opposition

Angela Merkel has called on the EU to play a more active role in Syria, but German opposition politicians have told DW that her words fall short. One noted how Merkel "forgot" to mention NATO member Turkey's involvement.

Feb 22, 2018 4:20 PM

German police arrest Russian over Euro 2016 attack on England fan

German police say they have detained a Russian football hooligan wanted over a brutal attack at Euro 2016. An English supporter was left half-paralyzed after the assault.

Foreign and European Policy

50th anniversary of the European Union

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