Foreign and European Policy

Visit of the Sultan of Brunei in Germany, June 2011

Germany and Brunei Darussalam

Jestina Mukoko

European Union Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders

Germany and the European Union are actively engaged in the protection of human rights defenders. The EU has drawn up guidelines to ensure that this protection is guaranteed in the long term.

Foreign policy issues

Peace and freedom are the focal points of German foreign policy. They can only be guaranteed through cooperation in a spirit of trust and a fair balancing of interests with our partners in the United Nations, NATO, G8, OSCE and EU.

German policy on Europe

After centuries of bloody conflict, the integration of states and their interests has defeated nationalism and brought Europe an unparalleled period of peace, prosperity and stability. That is why the completion of European integration is our top political objective.

Foreign and European Policy

Reichstagsgebäude mit Flagge

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel

Information from the Federal Foreign Office