Germany is substantially expanding its tech production. Last week, in collaboration with German partners, the Taiwanese firm TSMC announced an advanced semiconductor facility in Dresden. As Chancellor Scholz said about TSMC’s decision, it shows “Germany is an attractive business location, a country in which billions are invested in the most modern technology.” Overall, it’s good news for German economics and wider European security.
And it’s not only an investment in Germany as a hub of innovation - German Ambassador to the U.S. Andreas Michaelis underlined that, “above all, our ability to manufacture chips will significantly improve the diversity of our supply chains.”
German leadership in building a sustainable and efficient economy through innovation made headlines. Germany will harmonize economic growth with environmental stewardship by investing €212 billion towards climate protection and economic transformation by 2027. Meanwhile, Germany has also embarked on a remarkable journey towards Industry 4.0, powered by the concept of cutting-edge smart factories.
German foreign and security policy remains committed to strengthening democracy, the international order and human rights. This is also reflected in Germany´s strong military support for Ukraine´s fight against Putin´s war of aggression where two additional Patriot systems from Germany have recently been delivered to Ukraine - “exactly as promised,” as Ukrainian President Zelenskyy said. At the same time, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock confirmed that relations with the oppressive Taliban regime in Afghanistan cannot be normalized.
Finally this week, two German world travelers came to the German Embassy in DC to speak about inclusion and diversity. And we present to you a new way to get to know the diverse people who we call ‘Germans’...
The Germany for Americans Team