Germany and the EU

Brandenburger Tor, Bürgerfest in Berlin am 25. März 2007

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.

The making of German government policy on Europe

Nowadays European policy covers all policy fields. To be an effective advocate of Germany’s interests in Europe, the Federal Government needs efficient policy coordination mechanisms.

Europaeische Union

EU Immigration Portal

Moving to the EU? Where do you apply for a German work permit? Does an Indian citizen need a residence permit to study in Spain? And if you have been exploited for work, who can you call for support?

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven created Europe's hymn

The jubilation of the audience on the night of the premiere was something which Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) could not even hear. The composer was completely deaf when he watched the world premiere of his Symphony No. 9 in D-minor, Opus 125, on May 7, 1824 in Vienna.

Germany and the EU

EU-Jubiläumsfeier - Europafest

EU Council Presidency

Logo of the Estonian EU Council Presidency

In the second half of 2017, Estonia will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

European Union Newsroom


The EU News website provides summaries of news and updates on the latest EU initiatives.

European Youth Portal

Europäisches Jugendportal

The European Youth Portal offers European and national information of interest to young people. The portal gives information on 8 main themes, covers 33 countries and is available in 27 languages.