On 11 May the German and the French Embassies celebrated together the 50th anniverary of the Elysée treaty which was a major step toward uniting Europe. German Ambassador Dieter W. Haller cited the wo...
Angela Merkel in a Hitler uniform, Wolfgang Schäuble as Gollum, Aphrodite giving the one-fingered salute, the Greeks all swindlers, the Italians idle loafers – to judge from media output over the past two or three years, there’s not much left of European unity and good neighbourliness. Discussions have instead focused on ‘fascism’, on the ‘subjugation of foreign peoples’, even on ‘war’.
New Media - New Europe?
The WDR Europaforum 2013
The future of Europe - once a year, top politicians from Germany and the EU come together at the WDR Europaforum. The 2013 event was held at the German Foreign Ministry.
The current issue of DE Magazin Deutschland focuses on the subject of human rights. The DE feature highlights Germany’s wide-ranging support for the protection of human rights and describes in reports, analyses and interviews why human rights questions are a central part of German foreign policy, how Germany protects human rights and where the Federal Government is especially active.
Also in the current issue of DE Magazin Deutschland: interviews with WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, two of most influential personalities in world trade, a double portrait of director Margarethe von Trotta and actress Barbara Sukowa, two strong women in German film, and an examination of the genius of Richard Wagner on the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
Human rights – Germany’s global commitment