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Weekly update: Germany pushes hard for Brexit trade deal

Updated: Feb 27, 2021

Germany pushes hard for Brexit trade deal

Hopes are rising for a post-Brexit trade deal after German chancellor Angela Merkel intervened to urge both the UK and EU to negotiate a deal. The chancellor’s intervention comes at the end of a fractious week for Brexit negotiations.

German ambassador hits out at claims vaccine approval is win for Britain

Germany’s ambassador to the UK has criticised the British government for claiming that the approval of the Pfizer/BioNTec vaccine was a ‘national’ win for Britain and underlined the ‘European and transatlantic’ work that had gone into its development. On 2nd December, the UK became the first country to approve the vaccine.

Goethe Institut’s Fokus – Films from Germany! gets underway

The Goethe Institut’s sixth annual German film festival commenced this week and will run until 17th December. Despite being a bit shorter and smaller than in previous years, the all-digital, fully online Fokus – Films from Germany! still offers a diverse and engaging snapshot of recent German cinema – click the link for screening and ticket details.


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