Reception for Day of German Unity at the Residence of the German Ambassador

Celebrations mark the Day of German Unity

A reception was held at German Ambassador Dr. Martin Ney’s Residence in New Delhi on 8th October to celebrate 25 years of German Unity. “The Day of Unification, 3 Oct 1990, is the happiest day of recent German history,” Ambassador Dr. Ney said in his welcome address. The choir group “Capital City Minstrels” performed the national anthems of India and Germany. The jazz band “Revisit Project” contributed to an enjoyable evening in the garden of Ambassador Dr. Martin Ney’s Residence.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel & Indian Prime Minister Modi at Bosch's innocation centre in Bangalore

Chancellor Merkel and PM Modi talk business in Bangalore

On 6th October, Chancellor Merkel began the Bangalore leg of her India visit at the innovation centre of the German company Robert Bosch GmbH.  She was accompanied by Prime Minister Modi. The two Heads of Government also visited Bosch’s award-winning vocational training centre.  
Afterwards, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with German and Indian business leaders at an event organised by NASSCOM and the Fraunhofer Institute. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chancellor Angela Merkel both also gave speeches on Indo-German economic cooperation. Five business-to-business agreements concluded during the Chancellor’s visit were exchanged in the presence of the Heads of Government. Chancellor Merkel completed her visit to India with another bilateral meeting with PM Modi.

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German Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier's message on the Day of German Unity

Twenty-five years of German unity. 3rd October 2015 is an occasion for us Germans to celebrate, but also to look back with gratitude, says the German Foreign Minister.

Iron Footbridge, Frankfurt

25th anniversary of German Unity

To mark the 25th anniversary of German Unity, Frankfurt am Main has organized a large city festival with more than 300 events and plenty of celebrities.

German jobless numbers drop further

Registered unemployed in Germany dropped to its lowest in 24 years

The number of registered unemployed in Germany dropped to its lowest level in 24 years in September. The German federal employment agency reported from its headquarters in Nuremberg that 88,000 fewer people were registered as unemployed in September than in August.

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G7 Outreach: Foreign Ministers pledge a further 1.8 billion dollars for refugees

As part of its G7 Presidency, Germany invited the G7 Foreign Ministers & high-level representatives of other countries to a meeting in New York. At the meeting, the Foreign Ministers agreed to provide an additional 1.8 billion dollar in support.

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PhD calls for Solar System Science at university of Göttingen

The Solar System School invites applications for PhD positions in Solar System Science. The International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen offers a research-oriented doctoral programme covering the physical aspects of Solar system science. Application deadline is November 15, 2015.

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Call for Applications: Germany fellowships for Indian journalists

Indian journalists can now apply for the Media Ambassadors India-Germany fellowship program by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the International Media Center Hamburg. Successful candidates will visit Germany from April to June 2016. The application deadline for Indian journalists is October 31, 2015. 

For more information about the program and the application process please visit

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25 years of German unity

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Dr. Martin Ney is Germany's Ambassador to India

German Ambassador to India Dr. Martin Ney

Since July 2015 Dr. Martin Ney has been Germany’s Ambassador to India.