1. Helmut Kohl - 1930-2017 Helmut Kohl, Chancellor who reunited a divided Germany, dies at 87
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Helmut Kohl - 1930-2017

Helmut Kohl, Chancellor who reunited a divided Germany, dies at 87

Following the passing away of the former Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Helmut Kohl, members of the public and officials are invited to sign a condolence book at these German missions:  - German Embassy in Ottawa, 1 Waverley Street, on Monday June 19, from 2pm to 4pm as well as on Tuesday, June 20 and Wednesday, June 21 from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm until 4pm. - German Consulate General Toronto, 2 Bloor Street East, 25th floor Toronto, June 20 to 22 from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m.

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Germany celebrates Canada

“A true friend” is how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau referred to Germany on his recent visit there. Germany is taking Canada's sesquicentennial as an opportunity to celebrate the warm rapport between the two countries, with an exciting cultural program across Canada.

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Canadian researcher receives prestigious German award

The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Werner Wnendt honoured this year’s recipient of the Konrad Adenauer Research Award, Prof. Dr. Walid Saleh from the University of Toronto, with a ceremony in the Ambassador’s residence on June 19, 2017. The award is one of Germany’s most prestigious research awards and is conferred annually by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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#youforG20 – deutschland.de is looking for your project!

Does your project support social engagement at the municipal level? Does it help to enhance gender equality? Does it protect the environment or the climate? Does it promote participation on the part o...

Energy Efficiency Award 2017

Energy Efficiency Award 2017: Companies can apply now

The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency has the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition " this year. Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by 15 July 2017, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion. You can find all the information you need to enter for free at

Global Media Forum 2017

Global Media Forum 2017

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum is the Place Made for Minds, where decision makers and influencers from all over the world come together. Join us at the Global Media Forum June 19 - 21, 2017 in Bonn, Germany, to shape the discussion about the impact of identity and diversity on politics, society and media.

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Germany’s G20 presidency

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers met in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

Further information is available on the following webpages:

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500th anniversary of the Reformation

Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg. The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.

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kultur360: Analysis of contemporary German-speaking society and culture

Edited by Canadian university professors and independent scholars, kultur360 produces original essays, reviews, and interviews. Among the topics being explored are Berlin the Metropolis, Film Culture, and The German Language Today.

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Ambassador of Germany to Canada Werner Wnendt

Werner Wnendt is Germany's ambassador to Canada.

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