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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

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

19 Mar '18

The Chancellor in Warsaw

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mateusz Morawiecki, Polish Prime Minister, at a joint press conference

For a common Europe agenda

The second official foreign trip of the re-elected Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken her to Warsaw. Poland is Germany’s immediate neighbour and a close ally. The two countries aim to work together for a stronger Europe. more

19 Jan '18

Angela Merkel meets with Emmanuel Macron

Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron

Working together to strengthen Europe

When it comes to strengthening Europe the Chancellor is focusing her efforts on close cooperation with France. Speaking in Paris, she expressed her delight that the two countries "intend to renew the Elysée Treaty to address the challenges of the 21st century". Monday will mark the 55th anniversary of the signing of the Elysée Treaty. more

28 Aug '17

Angela Merkel on Paris meeting

Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and representatives of European and African states at a press conference in Paris

EU's cooperation with Africa to be stepped up

Europe and the African states intend to step up cooperation in the fight against criminal human traffickers – Europe is to provide more support for the African states. That is the outcome of a meeting between the Chancellor and the French President Macron in Paris with representatives of other European and African states. more

13 Jul '17

Franco-German Council of Ministers

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Emmanuel Macron at the press conference on the Franco-German Council of Ministers

We must take charge of Europe's destiny, says Chancellor

Franco-German cooperation is to be stepped up with new élan, declared Chancellor Angela Merkel following the Franco-German Council of Ministers. Many beacon projects already exist. more

12 Jul '17

Western Balkans Summit

Chancellor Angela Merkel with other participants of the Fourth Western Balkans Summit in Trieste, as they gather for a family photo at the harbour

Working together for positive development

Along with other EU member states, Germany trusts that the six Western Balkan states will continue to move closer to the European Union. The future of the Western Balkans lies in the European Union, says the declaration by the Italian Chair. more

22 Jun '17

Outcomes of the European Council meeting

Press conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron at the European Council meeting in Brussels

Summit demonstrated confidence and vigour

The European Council meeting has come to a close, with concrete results especially in the fields of counter-terrorism and defence cooperation. All EU leaders have also clearly reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change. The Chancellor said the summit radiated "confidence and vigour". more

26 May '17

G7 summit in Italy

Overview of the G7 session with outreach partners

Difficult discussions of global issues

Agreement on the fight against terrorism, progress on free trade, but no agreement on climate change mitigation – that is a brief round-up of the G7 summit in Sicily. On some points there was a high level of agreement, while on others we must note dissent, reported Chancellor Angela Merkel. more

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