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11 Aug '18

Angela Merkel in Spain

Angela Merkel and Pedro Sánchez at the press conference

Acting in concert for Europe

"We Europeans are only strong if we work together to resolve the questions of the future," Chancellor Angela Merkel reasserted at a meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez in Andalusia. The most important topic discussed was migration policy. more

11 Jul '18

NATO summit in Brussels

Chancellor Angela Merkel during a session at the NATO summit

"Together we are stronger"

Following the summit in Brussels, Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed the need for a very fundamental discussion. "Speaking for Germany, I made it clear that we must do more and that we have been doing more in recent times – the trend has already been reversed." more

10 Jul '18

Western Balkans Summit

Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's Prime Minister at a press conference on the Western Balkans Summit

Deepening relations - offering perspectives

A stable and robustly developing region in the Western Balkans is important to the German government and to the European Union, stressed Chancellor Angela Merkel following the Western Balkans Summit in London. The summit generated progress: the Western Balkan states intend, for instance, to establish a science and research foundation. more

28 Jun '18

European Council in Brussels

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel at the start of a work session in conversation with Prime Minister of Finland Juha Sipilä and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.

Unity on migration

The heads of state and government of the EU have agreed on a solution for migration. They are planning reception centres inside and outside of the EU - on a voluntary basis. Germany has a reached a political agreement with Greece and Spain on the repatriation of migrants. more

20 Jun '18

Chancellor in Jordan and Lebanon

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Rafiq Hariri at the press conference.

Economic development ensures stability

Lebanon and Jordan can count on further German assistance to cope with the refugee situation there. This assurance was given by the Chancellor during her visit to the Middle East. These two countries are amongst those who have taken in the most Syrian refugees. more

08 Jun '18

Germany at the G7 summit

G7 summit participants

For free trade and multilateralism

At the G7 summit in Canada, Chancellor Angela Merkel advocated, above all, free trade and multilateralism. She also called for "significant progress" to be made on implementing the Minsk agreements. more

30 May '18

Angela Merkel in Lisbon

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Portugal's Prime Minister António Costa at a joint press conference

Driving Europe forward

In Lisbon, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister António Costa were united in their unequivocal commitment to Europe. At the close of the Chancellor’s two-day visit to Portugal, they discussed the challenges facing Europe. more

23 May '18

Angela Merkel in China

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese businessmen, along with a Siemens representative, at the opening of a new Innovation Hub of the German Chamber of Commerce in China

Cooperating well and fairly

Multilateralism, rules-based open global trade, the Iran nuclear deal and North Korea were the political items on the agenda of the Chancellor’s trip. She also met with artists and human rights campaigners. And she visited Shenzhen – China’s Silicon Valley. more

18 May '18

Angela Merkel visits Vladimir Putin

Chancellor Angela Merkel at a joint press conference with Russia's President Vladimir Putin

Exploring all avenues to engage in dialogue

At a meeting with President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for the implementation of the political decisions laid out in the Minsk agreements. There is a will, also on the part of the EU, to uphold the existing nuclear deal with Iran, while also discussing open questions including Iran’s missile programme. more

16 May '18

EU-Western Balkans Summit

Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a press conference following the Western Balkans Summit

European prospects for the Western Balkan states

"All these countries have clear prospects of accession to the European Union," said the Chancellor at the end of the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Sofia. Before accession, however, some reforms are still needed, regarding the rule of law to give one example. more

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