Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee …

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German mask regulations, state by state

Baden-Württemberg: wearing a mask will be mandatory in shops and when using public transportation as of Monday, April 27. Even a simple face cover will contribute to delaying the spread of the virus, said Minister President Winfried Kretschmann. Bavaria : citizens will be required to cover their noses and mouths as of April 27 on public transportation, on …

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Collective security – stronger together

Rostock had a new visitor in early March 2019 – the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) – the U.S. flagship of NATO Maritime Group One. The group includes Germany’s FGS Spessart (A 1442) replenishment tanker and Poland’s ORP General K. Pulaski (FrR 272), a guided-missile frigate. Working together they ensure NATO’s Very High Readiness …

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January 2018 Government Shutdown Resolved

UPDATE: Congress has passed and the President has signed legislation to fund government operations under a continuing resolution, allowing all normal activities to resume.  * * * At this time, scheduled passport and visa services will continue during the lapse in appropriations as the situation permits. This website will not be regularly updated until full …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Violence escalating during G20 protests in Hamburg

U.S. Embassy Berlin informs U.S. citizens to avoid moving around within Hamburg due to escalated violence at demonstrations, road closures and disruptions to public transportation during the G20 event.  The Hamburg Police requested and received police reinforcements from other cities.  U.S. citizens are advised to monitor local media and follow instructions from the local police, …

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2017-06-08 German Association for American Studies

Opening of the Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies at Hanover University U.S. Consul General Richard Yoneoka June 8, 2017 As prepared for delivery   Dear Dr. Strutz, (Vice President of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University at Hanover) Dear Prof. Dr. Birkle, (American Studies Professor at Philipps University Marburg and President of the German …

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