12th Franco-German Day (22.01.15)
Every year 22 January provides an opportunity to celebrate Franco-German friendship. This symbolic date was chosen in 2003 on the 40th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty – signed on 22 January 1963 and setting the seal on reconciliation between France and Germany.
Germany – Death of Andreas Schockenhoff (13.12.14)
We were extremely saddened to learn of the death of Andreas Schockenhoff on December 13, 2014.
Germany – Visit by Matthias Fekl to Berlin on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (09.11.14)
Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad, will represent France in Berlin on November 9 at the ceremonies to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Cultural network update – Germany – “Digital Archives and Cultural Memory” Forum (10.11.14)
The Embassy of France in Berlin and the Institut français will host a forum entitled “Digital Archives and Cultural Memory” on November 10, as part of the French-German Digital Cooperation Year.
Germany – Meeting between Mr. Harlem Désir and his German counterpart (29.10.14)
Mr. Désir and Mr. Roth will participate in a joint hearing before the National Assembly’s Committee on Foreign Affairs and European Affairs.
Weimar Triangle – Laurent Fabius to meet with his German and Polish counterparts (24.10.14)
Discussions will focus on the situation in Ukraine and the European Neighborhood Policy with countries to the south and east. The ministers will review the coordination of efforts to combat the Ebola epidemic. They will also discuss the Common Security and Defense Policy in preparation for the European Council in June 2015.
Germany - Visit by Mr. Laurent Fabius (15.10.14)
Mr. Laurent Fabius will be the first French foreign affairs minister to participate in the German Council of Ministers, as his counterpart did in Paris in May.
France will be the guest of honor at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair – Joint statement by Laurent Fabius and Fleur Pellerin (24.09.14)
This decision reflects the government’s determination to continue and strengthen French-German cooperation in the cultural policy arena, which is especially strong in the field of books following the adoption of common positions on reduced VAT rates for digital books and copyright protection.
Weimar Triangle – Meeting between Harlem Désir and his German and Polish counterparts (10.07.14)
The discussions notably focused on the renewal of the European institutions and the political priorities for the next term of office: growth, employment, energy issues and the fight against climate change.
Cultural network update – “My Night with Philosophers” at the Institut français in Berlin (13-14.06.14)
The Institut français in Berlin hosted, during the night of June 13 to 14, the first “My Night with Philosophers” to be held in Berlin. This was the 4th edition of this event, which took place at the École normale supérieure in Paris in 2010 and at the Institut français in London in 2012 and 2013.
Meeting between Laurent Fabius and his German counterpart (14.05.14)
They reviewed the situation in Ukraine and the major international issues, including Syria and the Middle East peace process.
Germany - Visit to Berlin by Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs (10.04.14)
The new minister of state for European affairs, Harlem Désir, visited Berlin. Mr. Désir met his German counterpart, Michael Roth, with whom he will jointly serve as secretary-general for French-German cooperation.
Meeting of the “Weimar Triangle” foreign ministers (31.03-01.04.14)
Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, visited Berlin and Weimar for consultations in the “Weimar Triangle” format with his German and Polish counterparts, Mr. Steinmeier and Mr. Sikorski.
50th anniversary of the signature of the Elysée Treaty - Joint contribution by Laurent Fabius and Guido Westerwelle published in « Le Monde » and « Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung » (21.01.13)
The text of the treaty is short and compact, but its content is almost revolutionary: in it, Germany and France commit themselves to nothing more and nothing less than “arriving, insofar as possible, at a similar position” on all the important economic, political and cultural issues. Fifty years on, the treaty is still just as relevant. The key themes of its preamble – reconciliation, young people, solidarity and Europe – embody the essence of our partnership. Over the years – beyond the vicissitudes of everyday life – it has enabled us to create a closeness and friendship that few peoples share.
Visit by Laurent Fabius, Bernard Cazeneuve, Pascal Canfin and Hélène Conway-Mouret to Germany to mark the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty (22.01.13)
Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, M. Bernard Cazeneuve, Minister Delegate for European Affairs, M. Pascal Canfin, Minister Delegate for Development, and Mme Hélène Conway-Mouret, Minister Delegate for French Nationals Abroad, visited Berlin on 22 January 2013 to take part in the celebrations organized to mark the 50th anniversary of the signature of the Elysée Treaty.
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