German presidency of the G7
Germany assumed the presidency of the G7 at the G7 summit in Brussels at the beginning of June 2014. On 7 and 8 June 2015, Germany will host the meeting of the heads of state and government. The summit will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to make progress on new topics in the international context.
Further information is available on the following websites:
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
The Audi Festival of German Films is bringing fifty new German-language films to Australia this May, sure to thrill audiences with an exhilarating program of features, shorts and documentaries in addition to exciting special guests from Germany. In its 14th annual season, the festival will showcase the incredible breadth, dynamism and creativity of the German film industry.
Audi Festival of German Films
The Berlin-based Israeli piano duo Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg enthralled their audience with music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt and Charles Camille Saint-Saëns at the Canberra International Music Festival on 4 May 2015.
Concert by Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg
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
Knowledge is considered one of the most important “raw materials” in our globalised world. When it comes to its production, Germany is an international leader. The special feature on cutting-edge research in the new issue of DE Magazin Deutschland contains articles, interviews and portraits that explain why Germany is an inviting place to do research and how internationalisation and networking are being promoted in the German research system.