Study destination Germany: Number of foreign students continues to rise
Germany is becoming increasingly attractive among international students. A total of 107,000 foreign new entrants enrolled at institutions of higher education in Germany in the academic year of 2014/15, the Federal Statistical Office reports.
The sanctions against Russia can only be revoked if the Minsk Agreement is fully implemented. This is the result of a telephone conversation between Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, French President François Holland, Italian PM Matteo Renzi and EU Council President Donald Tusk.
Preserving the world’s climate will require drastic reductions of CO2 emissions, including in the transport sector. Germany’s world-leading car industry is pioneering new ultra low emission vehicles that are at the cutting edge of technology and fun to drive.
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Together with the parliaments of other eurozone member states, the German Bundestag agreed to extend the second assistance programme for Greece on 27 February. A total of 541 Bundestag MPs voted in favour of the extension, while 32 MPs voted against it - 13 MPs abstained. With this the Bundestag has given green light to extend the assistance programme by four more months.
The annual German Symposium organised by the LSESU German Society will centre around the topic "Facing new responsibilities: Germany's new role in Europe and beyond?". On Tuesday, 10 March Ambassador Ammon will be part of the panel focusing on EU Foreign Policy.
The annual cultural event of the year amongst the German speaking community in Cardiff, the Mansion House Concert, took place last week in the Lord Mayor's Mansion in Cardiff with performances of young talented musicians from German-speaking countries.
For the first time since German reunification 25 years ago, the German government achieved a surplus of roughly 18.0 billion euros (14.176 billion British pounds) in 2014, according to updated results of the German Statistical Office (Destatis).
German Deputy Finance Minister Steffen Kampeter attended a panel discussion in London on creating an EU Capital Markets Union on 23 February. The panel also included Andrea Leadsom, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of LSE, and Richard Dnodde, Co-CEO Goldman Sachs International.
The digitalisation of industrial production is “decisive” in guaranteeing prosperity, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. However, standards are needed and should be implemented at a European level, she added.
Germany’s Federal Government is initiating an international dialogue to tackle energy challenges on an industrial and system-wide scale, including organising an international conference on this topic.