Germany Abbreviations

DE is the abbreviation for Germany, the 62nd largest country in the world. Officially the Federal Republic of Germany, Germany is a country located in Europe, bordering 9 countries – Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, and Switzerland. Berlin is the capital city of Germany. Top 10 biggest cities are Berlin (population: 3,426,343), Hamburg (population: 1,739,106), Munich (population: 1,260,380), Cologne (population: 963,384), Frankfurt am Main (population: 649,989), Essen (population: 593,074), Stuttgart (population: 589,782), Dortmund (population: 588,451), Düsseldorf (population: 573,046), and Bremen (population: 546,490).

Country Profile

  • Capital: Berlin
  • Language: German
  • Area: 357,578 km2
  • Population: 83,019,211
  • Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
  • Time zone: UTC+1
  • Calling code: 49
  • ISO 2-Letter Abbreviation: DE
  • UN 3-Letter Abbreviation: DEU
  • Internet TLD: .de
  • State Government Website:

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List of Germany Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations about Germany are DE which stands for Germany and EUR which means Euro (Germany currency). In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Germany, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

DE: Germany

Acronym Meaning
AGIG Accountants Group in Germany
AEG Advanced Engineering from Germany
EDDC Aerodrome Dresden, Germany
EDDL Aerodrome Duesseldorf, Germany
AGHCO Afghan-German Help Coordination Office
AGTTP Afghan-German Technical Training Programme
EDLW Airport Dortmund, Germany
EDDV Airport Hannover, Germany
EDDG Airport Muenster-Osnabrueck, Germany
EDDM Airport Munich, Germany
EDDS Airport Stuttgart, Germany
AATG American Association of Teachers of German
ACG American Council on Germany
AICGS American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
AJGLL American Journal of Germanic Linguistics and Literatures
AGFHS Anglo-German Family History Society
AGK Angry German Kid
AIZ Anti Imperialistische Zelle (German: Anti-Imperialistic Cell; now defunct terrorist group)
ALOG Art League of Germantown, Inc.
AB Aschaffenburg, Germany
AGA Asociación de Germanistas de Andalucía
APEG Associacao Portuguesa de Estudos Germanisticos
AGAS Association of German American Societies
AGIS Association of German International Schools
AGTV Association of German Teachers of Victoria
AGAS Association of German-American Societies of Greater Washington, DC
AGB Augsburg, Germany – Muehlhausen
AGSS Austria Germany Slovenia Switzerland
ASG Austria Switzerland Germany
BIG-EU BACnet Interest Group-Europe (Germany)
BING Barbershop In Germany
BYU Bayreuth, Germany – Bindlacher Berg
SXF Berlin, Germany – Schoenefeld
BER Berlin, Germany – Schoenefeld
TXL Berlin, Germany – Tegel
THF Berlin, Germany – Tempelhof
BGO Bismuth Germanate
BGG Bond Van Gentse Germanisten
BNJ Bonn, Germany – Train Main Railroad Station
BWE Braunschweig Germany
BWE Braunschweig, Germany
BS Braunschweig, Germany
BRE Bremen, Germany – Bremen
BCCG British Chamber of Commerce Germany
BRIXMIS British Commanders’-In-Chief Mission to the Soviet Forces in Germany
BFG British Forces Germany
BFGHS British Forces Germany Health Service
BOG British or German
CEG Cahiers d’Etudes Germaniques
CGSWDC Carolina German Shepherd Working Dog Club
CVGS Center for Volga German Studies
CIAER Centre of Integration, Affirmation and Emancipation of the Roma in Germany
QSH City Code for the City of Seeheim, Germany
CPG Cleaner Production Germany
CNCG Clubul National de Ciobanesc German din Romania
QKL Cologne, Germany – Train Main Railroad Station
CGN Cologne/Bonn, Germany – Koeln/Bonn
CAG Combat Arms Germany
CSU Compact Sonar for U-Boats (German)
GERMANY Condor Flugdienst GmbH, Germany
DE Condor Flugdienst GmbH, Germany
CFG Condor Flugdienst, Germany
CCG Control Commission of Germany
CBU Cottbus Germany
DCD DAF Club Deutschland, eV (German car club)
DAG Democrats Abroad Germany
DMIGS Design Made in Germany
DUK Deutschen UNESCO Kommission (German: German UNESCO Commission)
DTTB Deutscher Tischtennis Bund German Table-Tennis Federation)
DMGE Dimethyl Germanium
DAB Direkt Anlage Bank, Germany
DBCI DOOH Business Climate Index (Out-of-Home Video Advertising Bureau Europe; Germany)
DTM Dortmund, Germany – Wickede
DRS Dresden, Germany – Dresden
DUS Dusseldorf, Germany – Dusseldorf
QDU Dusseldorf, Germany – Main Train Station
EGM East Germanic
EGSPC Eastern German Shorthaired Pointer Club Inc.
EGLS Eastside German Language School
EGA Egyptian German Automotive Co.
EGTI Egyptian German Telecommunication Industries
EMGH Electronic Monumenta Germaniae Historica
EPGSS Electroplated German Silver
EFISGA England France Ireland Scotland Germany and Aboriginal Lands
EFIGS English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
ERF Erfurt, Germany – Erfurt
EGTG Erik Goes to Germany
ENTEC Euro NATO Training Engineer Centre (Munich, Germany)
EUROEX Eurozone Ex-Germany
XGI Exchange of German Internet-Webmasters
FAGE Federacion Espanola de Germanistas y Profesores de Aleman en Espana
FGS Federal German Ship
FGN Federal Germany Navy
GEORGIA Federal Republic Of Germany
GE Federal Republic of Germany
FRG Federal Republic of Germany
FGI Federation of German Industry
FASG Florida Association of Students of German
FRA Frankfurt, Germany – Frankfurt International
FSAG Free Software Association of Germany
FFG Freedom Force Germany
FFA French Forces in Germany
FGI French, German and Italian
FIGS French, Italian, German, Spanish
FGBS French-German Brigade
FGB French-German Brigade
FDH Friedrichshafen, Germany – Friedrichshafen – Lowenthal
GANS German Academy of Neurosurgery
GAS German Academy of Science
GASB German Accounting Standards Board
GASC German Accounting Standards Committee
GAC German Aerospace Centre
GAA German Agro Action
GAAC German Aid for Afghan Children
GEADGE German Air Defense Ground Environment
GAF German Air Force
GAAC German American Academic Council
GABA German American Business Association
GABC German American Business Chamber
GACCOM German American Chamber of Commerce
GACA German American Citizens Association
GAIC German American Internee Coalition
GAPP German American Partnership Program
GAPA German American Police Association
GABI German Angioplasty Bypass Investigation
GATE German Appropriate Technology Exchange
GACP German Apsara Conservation Project
GAI German Archaeological Institute
GAFC German Armed Forces Command
GA German Army
GFL German as a Foreign Language
GAAE German Association for Adult Education
GAMM German Association for Mathematics and Mechanics
GAP German Auto Parts, Inc.
GBC German Blade Challenge
GBR German Blue Ram
GERBRITE German Bright Radar Indicator Tower Equipment
GBAA German Business Aviation Association eV
GCCV German Car Club of Victoria
GCF German Car Fans, LLC
GCC German Chaos Crew
GC German Club
GCCG German Code of Corporate Governance
GCLA German Cognitive Linguistics Association
GCF German Computer Freaks
GCB German Conference on Bioinformatics
GCGC German Corporate Governance Code
GCFR German Council on Foreign Relations
GDR German Democratic Republic
GC German Democratic Republic
GDM German Deutschmarks
GDRS German Diabetes Risk Score
GDA German Draughts Association
GEG German Elite Ghosts
GEZ German Elite Zocker
GED German Emergency Doctors
GECC German Energy Center & College
GERES German Environmental Survey
GEM German Equatorial Mount
GESS German European School Singapore
GEFMA German Facility Management Association
GFR German Family Rockers
GFK German Folks Klub
GFCA German Football Coaches Association
GFL German Football League
GFLJ German Football League Juniors
GFCA German FunClan Association
GGR German Galaxy Rangers
GGCS German Gastric Cancer Study
GGSS German General Social Survey
GGG German Goo Girls
GHN German Hardware Network
GHEG German Healthcare Export Group
GHSF German High Seas Fleet
GHI German Historical Institute
GHT German Horse Team
GIRA German Industrial Relations Association
GICO German Industry and Commerce Office
GINI German Infant Nutritional Intervention
GIRT German Information Retrieval Test
GISA German Information Security Agency
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
GIAMS German Institutional Asset Management Survey
GICG German International Consulting Group
GIPS German International Poetry Slam
GICS German Internet Chess Server
GJB German Jail Brothers
GKC German Killer Commands
GLK German Language Kit
GLSC German Language School Conference
GLTA German Language Teachers Association
GLVC German Language Video Center
GLL German Life & Letters
GMAA German Maritime Arbitration Association
GMSA German Market Startup Agency
GMF German Marshall Fund
GM German Measles
GMLA German Medical Library Association
GMTA German Medical Technology Alliance
GMCC German Mid Cap Conference
GMDS German Military Documents Section
GMR German Military Representative
GMLA German Money Laundering Act
GNSG German National Support Group
GNTB german national tourist board
GN German Navy
GENARS German Network for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance
GNS German North Sea
GOSR German Open Snooker Ranking
GOL German Ordnance Level
GPOH German Paediatric Oncology and Haematology Society
GPS German Peace Society
GPS German Philatelic Society
GPP German Police Project
GPID German Portal of Irish Dancing
GPS German Potato Salad
GPC German Primate Center
GPK German Pro Killers
GPB German Proficiency Badge
GRC German Racing Club
GRS German Radar Symposium
GROI German Range Officer Institute
GRF German Rebel Fighter
GRC German Red Cross
GSCI German Scientific Computing Initiative
GSF German Scooter Forum
GSM German Seamen’s Mission
GSTF German Shania Twain Fanclub
GS German Shepherd
GSDM German Shepherd Degenerative Myelopathy
GSD German Shepherd Dog
GSDCA German Shepherd Dog Club of America
GSDCQ German Shepherd Dog Club of Queensland, Inc.
GSDCA German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia
GSDL German Shepherd Dog League
GSRNE German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc.
GSSC German Shepherd Schutzhund Club
GSH German Short Hair Pointer
GSP German Shorthaired Pointer
GS German Silver
GESPCAN German Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
GSN German Society of Neurogenetics
GSDL German Software Development Laboratory
GSWA German South West Africa
GSOC German Space Operations Center
GSA German Speakers Association
GSW German Stampede Wrestling
GSR German Street Racing
GSIS German Swiss International School
GETT German Tactical Truck
GTNC German Territorial Northern Command
GTSC German Territorial Southern Command
GTO German Toilet Organization
GTMA German Trademark Act
GTA German Trance Alliance
GTI German Travel International
GUC German University in Cairo
GVT German Volume Training
GVV German Volunteer Votetakers
GWF German Web Fighters
GWC German Welfare Council
GWP German Wirehaired Pointer
GWA German Wolf Association
GWRI German Wool Research Institute
GWAL German Workshop on Artificial Life
GWTR German Workshop on Term Rewriting
GWA German World Alliance
GYA German Youth Activity
GZC German Zocker Community
GER German/Germany
GEFA Germana Esperanta Fervojista Asocio
GEJ Germana Esperanto Junularo
GAAC German-American Academic Council Foundation
GABC German-American Business Council
GACC German-American Chamber of Commerce
GAFA German-American Firefighters Association
GAFOE German-American Frontiers of Engineering
GAIS German-American International School
GAM German-American Musicians Association
GABCSA German-Austrian Business Council of South Australia
GAFDA German-Austrian Folk Dance Association
GCY German-Canadian Yearbook
GOAC Germandat Obrera d’Acció Catòlica
GM Germanic
GLL Germanic Languages and Literatures
GLAC Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference
GAI Germanic-American Institute
GIRT German-Indian Round Table
GL Germanischer Lloyd
GEORGIA Germanium
GE Germanium
GED Germanium Detector
GLASS Germanium Lithium Argon Scanning System
GODC Germanium Oxygen-Deficient Center
GRT Germanium Resistance Thermometer
GOI Germanium-On-Insulator
GDR Germaniya Demokratik Respublikasi
GCC Germanna Community College
GNARP German-North American Resources Partnership
GTA Germans to America
GTN Germantown
GA Germantown Academy
GAAC Germantown Academy Aquatic Club
GAGE Germantown Avenue, Gotta Eat
GCC Germantown Cricket Club
GFS Germantown Friends School
GHS Germantown High School
GPAC Germantown Performing Arts Center
4U Germanwings
DEU Germany
DEU-2 Germany
GM Germany
DE Germany
GOF Germany or Florida
GAS Germany, Austria, Switzerland
GSA Germany, Switzerland, Austria
GGR Gesellschaft der Germanisten Rumäniens
GSI Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (German Federal Research Institute f
GGEA Ghanaian-German Economic Association
GLBFG Grand Lodge of British Freemasons in Germany
HAM Hamburg, Germany – Fuhlsbuttel
HAJ Hanover, Germany – Langenhagen
HAQ-G Health Assessment Questionnaire into German
HDB Heidelberg, Germany
HZG Herman Ze German
HPG High Purity Germanium
IGHS Indiana German Heritage Society
IGTR Indo German Tool Room
IGBP Indo-German Bilateral Project
IGCEDP Indo-German Changar Eco-Development Project
IGIAT Indo-German Institute of Advanced Technology
IEW Indogermanisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch
IICG Industrial Initiative for Central Germany
IGB Inner-German Border
IBP Institut für Bauphysik (Stuttgart, Germany)
IGB Institut für Grenzflächen- und Bioverfahrenstechnik, Stuttgart, Germany
IRS Institute for Reactor Safety, Germany
IGRS Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies
INVEKOS Integriertes Verwaltungs- und Kontrollsystem (German: Integrated Administration and Control System
IGS Internal German Service
IU International University in Germany
IIZ Internationales Interkommunales Zentrum (German: International Intercommunal Center; Grand Siegharts, Austria
IGP Intrinsic-Germanium-Planar
IG Inwent Germany
IBGE Iso-Butyl Germane
JAG Jaguar Association Germany
JGFOS Japanese-German Frontiers of Science
JGL Journal of Germanic Linguistics
KA Karlsruhe, Germany
KSF Kassel Germany
KFG Katzen-Freunde Germania
KEL Kiel, Germany – Holtenau
KPCOFGS King Phillip Came Over From Germany Stoned
KGLS King’s German Legion
KGL King’s German Legion
LEJ Leipzig, Germany – Leipzig
GE-LI Lithium-Drifted Germanium
LG Low German
MIG Made in Germany
MGSS Malaysian German Students Society
MHG Mannheim, BW, Germany – Mannheim Airport
MAEST Mannheim, Germany
MA Mannheim, Germany
MHG Middle High German
MLG Middle Low German
MGL Moenchengladbach, Germany
MGH Monumenta Germania Historica
FMO Muenster, Germany – Muenster
MUC Munich, Germany – Franz Josef Strauss
N8 Nacht (German: Good Night)
NFBG National Franchisee Board Germany
NSUK Nationale Schweizerische UNESCO Kommission (German: Swiss National Commission for UNESCO)
NCG NetConnect Germany
NATG Network of Australian Teachers of German
NGC New German Cinema
NHG New High German
NIG New in Germany
NGBG Nigerian-German Business Group
NGM North Germanic
NHEG Norwegian Hydro Energy in Germany
NUE Nuremberg, Germany – Nuremberg
OMGUS Office of Military Government for Germany-US
OGM Old Germanic
OHG Old High German
OATG Ontario Association of Teachers of German
OG Original German
OUK Osterreichische UNESCO -Kommission (German: Austrian UNESCO Commission)
PAD Paderborn, Germany – Paderborn
PHCG Paint Horse Club Germany eV
PGFA Pakistan-German Friendship Association
PPG Palm Products Germany
PKUM PC , Kommunikation Und Mehr (German: PC, Communication and More)
PAG Pennsylvania German
PROCOPA Peruvian-German Cooperative Program for Fisheries Investigations
PG Pharmacopeia Germanica
PMCG Power Maurer Clan Germany
RDCCG Regional Data and Computing Center Germany
RSNG Religion and Science Network Germany
RGIT Representative of German Industry and Trade
RGM Romisch-Germanisches Museum
RAFG Royal Air Force Germany
SCN Saarbruecken, Germany – Ensheim
SRIG Sacro Romano Impero Germanico
SGGT Safe German Guardrail Technology
SEEG Sharp Electronics GmbH (Hamburg, Germany)
SIGE Silicon Germanium
SGCRP Sino-German Center for Research Promotion
SG-JIRP Sino-German Joint Interdisciplinary Research Program
SGAS Society for German-American Studies
ZWS Stuttgart, Germany
STRAND Stuttgart, Germany – Echterdingen
STR Stuttgart, Germany – Echterdingen
SSM Super Software Marketing, Eppelheim, Germany
SWG Swiss German
SGU Swiss German University
TMG Tetramethylgermanium
TGCI Thai-German Ceramic Industry, PCL
GABC The German-American Business Council of Boston, Inc.
TITUS Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text Und Sprachmaterialien
TCG Treasury Center Germany
TRNA TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc. (German company subsidiary)
TCGIS Twin Cities German Immersion School
UPG Ultra-Pure Germanium
UB Ungerman Bass
ULG United Logistics Germany GmbH
USHCG United States High Commissioner for Germany
UMG University of Munster, Germany
WGSU Wadi German Syrian University
WVG Warner Vision Germany
WGMC West Germanic
WGM West Germanic
WG West Germany
GWT Westerland, Germany – Westerland
ZQQ Wetzlar, Germany
WGS White German Shepherd
WGSD White German Shepherd Dog
WVN Wilhelmshaven Germany
WIGS Women in German Studies
WDAG Working Dog Association Germany
WCTAG World Chen Taiji Association, Germany
YGA Young German Artists
YIG Youth Incoming Germany
ZGR Zeitschrift der Germanisten Rumäniens
ZDG Zinc Doped Germanium
ZGP Zinc–Germanium-Phosphide



Germany consists of three different landscape areas: the northern German lowlands, with the coastal areas towards the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, the mountain areas in the middle of the country and the high mountain landscape in the south, which make up the northernmost parts of the Alps. The variations in the landscape mean that the country has a varied climate. In the north there is a temperate coastal climate, with hot summers and mild winters. Further south, there is a typical central European inland climate, with greater variations between seasons.

Many rivers flow through Germany, and the largest rivers are the Danube, the Rhine and the Elbe. The rivers have been important for the country’s central role in European trade. Large parts of the country are heavily polluted due to emissions from the heavy industry, which has led to acid rain and poor soil. Particular areas in former East Germany are struggling with pollution after many years of poor environmental regulation. By pursuing an offensive climate policy, Germany has managed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions since the 1990s.


In the centuries BCE. lived Germans and Celts in today’s Germany, but between the years 50 BCE. – 400 possibly the Romans also conquered areas. Several peoples fought for land in the next centuries, before Otto I became German-Roman emperor in 962. This was the beginning of the German-Roman Empire, a collection of smaller units with more or less autonomy. The kingdom existed until the Napoleonic wars of the early 19th century.

After repeated attempts to form unions between kingdoms in the 19th century, the German Empire was established in 1871, with Wilhelm I as emperor. The empire encompassed much of today’s Poland, and eventually also several colonies in Africa. After Germany took part in the losing side during World War I, the German empire collapsed. The empire was replaced by the Weimar Republic, which had to surrender large tracts of land and pay huge sums of war compensation during the war. The harsh conditions contributed to the rise of Nazism under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, in the early 1930s. In 1939, Germany started World War II by invading Poland. After losing World War II, Germany and Berlin were divided into four zones, and from 1949 divided into West Germany and East Germany. Germany was reunited as one country in 1990.

Society and politics

Since 1990, the West German Constitution of 1949 has been applicable to the entire country. The country is a federal republic and consists of 16 states with extensive self-government. The country’s formal head is the president, but in reality most of the power lies with the federal chancellor, who heads the government. The policy is dominated by the Christian Democratic CDU and the Social Democratic SPD, which has formed several coalition governments since Germany’s reunification.

The country is a stable democracy and has a well-developed welfare state. Immigration and refugee policy are important domestic policy issues in Germany. The country has received almost a million refugees since 2015, and opposition to this has led to the high immigration and anti-Islamist party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD).

Germany was a founding member of the European Union (EU), and today plays a key role in regional and international cooperation. In recent years, Germany has contributed to international military operations, for the first time since World War II.

Economics and Commerce

Germany is the world’s fourth largest economy, after the US, China and Japan. The size is primarily due to a very well-developed export industry, which produces everything from fine electronics and computer equipment to cars and industrial machines. The country is not rich in natural resources and must therefore import both energy and most of the raw materials into industry.

After the reunification in 1990, the country entered a period of strong economic decline. This was due to the enormous cost of the transition to modern market economics in former East Germany. From being one of the Western European economies with the biggest problems in the 1990s and early 2000s, Germany has had higher economic growth since 2010 than most of the other eurozone countries. Germany also has low unemployment. However, social and economic development is lower in the states of the former East Germany than in the states that previously belonged to West Germany. Unemployment is also far greater in the eastern part of the country. The coming wave of old age, and large government spending on pensions, could also be a future challenge for the German economy.


The UN Association is offering a role-playing game for the 2019-20 school year in which students will try to resolve a conflict in the Security Council (Iran and the nuclear issue). Germany is a member of the Security Council, and the sections that follow are information related to this game.

Foreign policy and relations with other countries in the Security Council

As the reunited Germany has played an increasingly important role in Europe and the world, the expectations of the United States and others have been that the country should take on ever greater responsibility for global peace and security. However, this is disputed because. Germany’s historical role in the world wars of the 20th century. In 1994, the German Constitutional Court ruled that Germany could participate in international peace operations as long as they have a mandate from the UN Security Council. Germany is currently the fourth largest contributor to UN peacekeeping operations, and second largest donor to UN development assistance.

Germany has a close relationship with France because of the central role these two countries play in the EU. The relationship with Russia has traditionally been relatively good, but has cooled somewhat after Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014. Germany otherwise has good trade relations with China. Germany is an important member of NATO and has both US military bases and tactical nuclear weapons deployed on its territory.


Germany is one of the three major EU countries that negotiated the nuclear deal with Iran in 2015. The country is a strong supporter of the agreement surviving despite the withdrawal of the United States and Iran has begun to enrich more uranium than the agreement allows. Germany, together with France and the United Kingdom, is one of the key countries in deciding what the EU should think about the conflict as it develops.

For Germany, it is important that the nuclear agreement survives because it expresses a cooperation between the world’s great powers that in the long term can both dampen the contradictions in the Middle East and contribute to strengthening the control mechanisms in the Non-Proliferation Treaty. The country is therefore very confident that the inspections carried out by the Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Iran are working as intended. Germany is a warm defender of the Non-Proliferation Agreement, and makes significant contributions to the control work carried out by the IAEA. Thanks to the IAEA, hundreds of contracts for inspections and inspections have been made, thousands of nuclear site visits have been made, and one million documents have been reviewed covering various countries’ civil nuclear programs. None of this would be possible without an IAEA organization.

Germany is one of the countries working to stack on its feet an alternative trade mechanism (INSTEX) so that Iran can continue to trade with Europe without companies in those countries being affected by US sanctions. INSTEX currently has arrangements to enable food and medicines to be traded with Iran in euros instead of dollars, but few companies have used them so far. Iran, for its part, is positive to INSTEX, but believes that the mechanism must also include oil trade to meet its economic needs. Unless INSTEX is expanded, Iran threatens to gradually increase its enrichment of uranium beyond what the 2015 nuclear agreement allows.

Germany, together with the other EU countries in the nuclear agreement, must consider whether to meet Iran’s demand for oil trade to be included in INSTEX. If this happens, Germany and the other EU countries will face an even more serious collision course with the US. The EU has allowed countries outside the EU – including Russia and China – to participate in INSTEX.

A goodwill for Iran under the nuclear agreement does not mean that Germany and the other EU countries support Iran in all other areas. In recent years, the EU has expressed great concern about Iran’s role in regional conflicts in the Middle East (such as Syria, Yemen and Iraq), and wants Iran to impose voluntary restrictions on its military missile and missile program. In 2019, the EU has also imposed sanctions on individuals and organizations in Iran that they believe are behind attempts to kill Iranian dissidents living in Europe. Iran has refused to negotiate its missile program, and has also criticized EU countries for providing protection to what they call terrorist groups trying to control the Iranian regime. They deny any deal with plans and actions to kill dissidents on European soil.

When it comes to the recent turmoil in the Strait of Hormuz, Germany has asked both the US and Iran to show restraint. Germany, along with several other EU countries, participates in the Combined Maritime Forces naval force, which patrols the Persian Gulf to prevent various types of crime at sea (narcotics, terrorism, piracy). The United States has suggested that the force could act as an escort for merchant ships to sail through the area, but this fears Germany could cause the force to be involuntarily drawn into the fierce confrontation that the United States wants with Iran. Germany has therefore refused to participate in the naval force to escort merchant ships through Hormuz.

Germany is also in favor of the creation of a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East. However, the country has some understanding that all countries in the region must agree on this before the zone is created.

As mentioned, Germany is one of the NATO countries that has US tactical nuclear weapons deployed on its territory as part of NATO’s security umbrella for Europe. There has been a great deal of political debate about the future of these weapons, but for now, Germany is agreeing on what they consider to be one of the main foundations for security and burden sharing within the NATO alliance.

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