Germany

Germany is the only G8 country where neither the head of state nor the head of government uses Twitter. German Chancellor Angela Merkel refused to join the flock of world leaders on Twitter and recently admitted that the internet was “Neuland für uns alle”, unknown territory for us all.

First tweet

Translation: Good day, current information about the federal government as of today via Twitter. Follow me at @RegSprecher. Your Steffen Seibert

First tweet

Translation: Now there's the latest from the Foreign Office, also on Twitter. Follow us on @ AuswaertigesAmt