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14 Apr '10

USA trip 

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Mayor of Los Angeles enjoy the view from the terrace of the Getty Center.

Visiting Hollywood

It is the Chancellor's first visit to California, and on the agenda are Los Angeles and San Francisco. Here, on the west coast of the USA, research and business cooperate closely. Nowhere else in the world are scientific findings translated so swiftly into marketable products. more

13 Apr '10

USA trip 

Summit atmosphere during the sessions

Nuclear terrorism - the greatest threat to global security

More than 47 states have closed ranks in Washington D.C. to tackle the greatest threat of the 21st century - nuclear terrorism. Within four years nuclear materials, such as uranium and plutonium, are to be stored so securely that no terrorists or criminals will be able to access them. There are to be strict controls to prevent nuclear trafficking. more

29 Mar '10

Germany/Turkey 

Angela Merkel presents a dove of peace to Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Germany and Turkey - partners in Europe

Germany and Turkey intend to further intensify their close economic, academic and cultural relations. Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced in Ankara that a German-Turkish university is to be established. Another topic on the agenda was the accession negotiations for the European Union. more

11 Feb '10

The Chancellor’s travel reports

José Manuel Barroso, Angela Merkel, Georgios Papandreou, Nicolas Sarkozy, Herman Van Rompuy

EU special summit meeting emphasises shared responsibility

Over the next ten years the European Union aims to become the leading economic area worldwide with robust growth. Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a new, visionary concept of growth, geared to the principles of sustainability. Also on the agenda in Brussels was the stabilisation of the Greek economy. more

04 Feb '10

Franco-German Council of Ministers 

Press conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Nicolas Sarkozy

Facing the future together with "Agenda 2020"

At a meeting in Paris, France and Germany have agreed on common goals for the future. The cabinet ministers of the two governments adopted a "Franco-German Agenda 2020". A total of 80 proposed projects will intensify cooperation between the two countries over the next ten years. more

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