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The current issue of DE Magazin Deutschland focuses on the subject of human rights. The DE feature highlights Germany’s wide-ranging support for the protection of human rights and describes in reports, analyses and interviews why human rights questions are a central part of German foreign policy, how Germany protects human rights and where the Federal Government is especially active.
Also in the current issue of DE Magazin Deutschland: interviews with WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, two of most influential personalities in world trade, a double portrait of director Margarethe von Trotta and actress Barbara Sukowa, two strong women in German film, and an examination of the genius of Richard Wagner on the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
Human rights – Germany’s global commitment
How far has Germany advanced in realizing the Energiewende, the transformation of the energy system, in the individual spheres? Where is there still need for adjustment? The German Government is following up these questions within the scope of an intensive monitoring process.
The German Energiewende – Germany as a “laboratory of the future”?
From now on the new logo for Germany’s cooperation projects abroad is “german cooperation”. This goes particularly for projects run by Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau – Reconstruction Loan Corporation (KfW), for example, or the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), which have often used only their own logos to date.
New logo for Germany’s cooperation projects abroad
The European Union has declared 2013 the European Year of Citizens. Europe’s fundamental values such as freedom, democracy and the rule of law don’t just apply to the EU member states. Each EU citizen is guaranteed individual freedoms and rights under the EU treaties.
2013 – European Year of Citizens
Germany is strongly involved in the preservation of cultural monuments around the world. Now Germany has again been elected as a new member of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee until 2015.
Fascinating World Heritage