Foreign relations of Germany

Revamping transatlantic ties at the Munich Security Conference

The Munich Security Conference (MSC), one of the world's most prestigious geopolitical gatherings, convened from Feb. 17 to 19. Since 1963, the MSC has been serving as an important platform for policymakers and experts to engage in open and fruitful discussions about the planet's most pressing security issues.

Munich Security Conference starts with high-level attendance

The Munich Security Conference has started in Munich on Feb. 17 with top world leaders, diplomats and defense officials getting their first opportunity to meet with members of the U.S. President Donald Trump's administration amid concerns over the new president's commitment to NATO and posture toward Russia.

Lavrov: No need to fuel tensions over RS Day referendum

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has told his German counterpart Frank Walter Steinmeier there was "no need to fuel tensions" over the RS Day referendum.

In a telephone conversation on Thursday, Lavrov called on Steinmeier to focus instead on "encouraging the Bosnian sides to start a constructive dialogue," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by TASS.

Turkey does not want Germany to cherry-pick migrants

Upon an invitation from the Goethe Institute, I recently attended a conference focusing on the relations between the German Foreign Ministry and various foundations. 

While the foundations are keen to underline their sensitivity over their independence and their wish to not be told what to do by the state, the two sides agree nevertheless on the need to have a dialogue.