Ottawa welcomes Germany, 3 other nations for FIFA Women's World Cup Canada
Ottawa will host the German Mannschaft for the opening matches of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Group B teams will play their first two matches in Ottawa. That means Germany will play Côte d’Ivoire and Norway will play Thailand at TD Place Stadium on June 7. Then, Germany will play Norway and Cote d’Ivoire will play Thailand on June 11 in Ottawa.
Free trade between Canada and Germany predicted to lead to higher per capita income in both countries
The planned EU free trade agreement with Canada (CETA) could triple Germany’s exports to the country and double imports from it in the long-term. CETA stands to generate 0.19 percent sustained, long-term growth in real per capita income in Germany, and 0.22 percent growth for the EU overall. Canada stands to benefit to even greater degree with 2.97 percent growth.
Study by Ifo Institute
UNESCO names three creative cities in Germany
What do the composer Mozart and the German rock and techno bands Scorpions and Scooter have in common? They each helped win three German locations the title of UNESCO Creative Cities. These are among a collection of international cities recognized for their cultural legacies.
UNESCO Creative Cities
Fifty years of consumer goods testing in Germany
For the last 50 years, Germans have relied on the well-respected Stiftung Warentest to review all manner of consumer goods for them. Since it was founded on December 4, 1964, Stiftung Warentest has reviewed around 100,000 products. Its critics have turned electric toothbrushes on and off thousands of times, blasted hiking boots with steam and rolled heavy barrels over mattresses.
Report by Deutsche Welle
On December 2, 2014, Ambassador of Germany to Canada Werner Wnendt, on behalf of Germany's Foreign Office, and Vice President of the Forum of Federations Charles Cloutier signed an agreement on the allocation of funds for the project "Federal Governance in Ethiopia: Strenghtening Peace, Democracy and Good Governance."
Federal governance in Ethiopia
Ottawa Citizen interviews German artist installing 'stumbling stones' as sidewalk monument to Holocaust victims
As part of Holocaust Education Month, cosponsored by the Embassy of Germany to Canada, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa held the North American première of the documentary, Stolperstein, about an unusual commemoration project. Conceived by German artist Gunter Demnig, the Stolpersteine project installs memorial cobblestones on sidewalks outside the homes where Holocaust victims — and other individuals persecuted by the Nazis — once lived. Demnig spoke with the Ottawa Citizen about his commemoration project.
Canadian DAAD alumni get connected!
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is looking for its Canadian alumni! If you have received a DAAD scholarship or grant in the past and would like to be kept informed about alumni activities (including a national meeting of DAAD alumni planned for May 2015 in Toronto), please register with DAAD Canada by clicking