Important Notice for Visa Applicants from Papua New Guinea
Due to the closure of the Consular Section of the Embassy of France in Port Moresby, as of 31.07.2015, applications for Schengen Visas for travel to Germany can currently not be processed.
Therefore applications for Schengen Visas with main destination Germany may be lodged either at the German Consulate General Sydney, at the German Embassy Jakarta or at the Office of the Honorary Consul in Bali.
If you wish to apply in Sydney, please book an appointment in advance, using the following link:
Appointment with Sydney
Further information regarding the application process will be available in due course.
In the interim please direct your enquiries to the German Consulate General Sydney.
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The deputy spokeswoman of the Federal Government Christiane Wirtz informs:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott have established the Germany-Australia Advisory Group.
In order to strengthen bilateral cooperation and a common understanding on important issues regarding the Asia-Pacific region the group will make recommendations to both governments later this year.
The Advisory Group will be led by the Minister of State of the Federal Foreign Office, Professor Maria Böhmer and the Australian Finance Minister, Mathias Cormann.
The group is composed of German and Australian members, 15 in total, with a background in politics, economics, science and culture. The first meeting will take place in Berlin in July 2015.
Implementation of a Germany- Australia Advisory Group
iMOVE: Training - Made in Germany
iMOVE is an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to promote and facilitate global business and co-operation between German training providers and international public and private organisations. iMOVE is a section of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, providing collaboration opportunities and helping to establish contacts with high-ranking officials and individuals from the education sector.
Please check the iMOVE website for more information
"CLAIMS CONFERENCE REACHES AGREEMENT WITH GERMAN GOVERNMENT TO FORMALLY ACKNOWLEDGE SPECIAL NEEDS OF JEWISH CHILD SURVIVORS OF THE HOLOCAUST"
The fund is expected to become operational on January 1, 2015, and details will be made available after approval by the German Bundestag and the Claims Conference."”
$250 Million Child Survivor Fund Established
Berlin Policy Journal
BERLIN POLICY JOURNAL is a new bimonthly app magazine on international affairs, edited in Germany’s capital. Each issue sets a theme and reports on a diverse range of current and emerging foreign policy topics, aiming at making German and European foreign policy.
JULY/AUGUST 2015 ISSUE OUT NOW - dealing with the following: Grexit is avoided. The question, of course, is – what next? If the eurozone is to survive, a steady hand is needed. Daniela Schwarzer proposes immediate changes to Europe’s single currency system to make it more resilient. Jan Techau goes the whole way and argues for "Political Union Now". Andreas Rinke describes German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s evolving relationship with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
Published by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
The special feature on “25 years of German unity” in the current issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and the corresponding dossier on the deutschland.de website do not only present background articles and interviews looking back on what has been achieved, but also and above all they focus on the present in Germany today.