German Government provided Php 36 million humanitarian assistance after Typhoon Ruby
The Federal Foreign Office has provided a total of 733,000 EUR (about Php 36 million) for humanitarian emergency assistance after Typhoon Ruby. The grants are being implemented through the aid organizations Caritas international and Plan International.
Deutsche Welle (DW) launches its renowned international contest "The Bobs - Best of Online Activism" with a new approach. The focus is now on the "Freedom of Speech Award."
Imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi from Saudi Arabia is to receive Deutsche Welle's first Freedom of Speech Award. DW is awarding the prize as part of its international online competition The Bobs – Best of Online Activism.
Germany’s Federal Government is initiating an international dialogue to tackle energy challenges on an industrial and system-wide scale.
Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)
Germany Trade and Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Germany Trade and Invest’s mission is to promote Germany as a location for industrial and technological investments and to identify investors for the German market.
The Federal Foreign Office is supporting relief projects run by several non-governmental organisations to supply food and winter clothing to the needy population in eastern Ukraine.
The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in the Philippines. The European Union Delegation and the Embassies of the EU Member States wish to express their sincere condolences to the families of the victims of the recent deadly clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.
Germany is attractive to immigrants. Their numbers rose from 1.08 million in 2012 to 1.23 million in 2013, reaching the 1993 level again for the first time. These figures are laid out in the Migration Report which was adopted by the Cabinet.