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Angela Merkel in Lithuania Strong partnership with the Baltic states

During her talks with the Lithuanian President, Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised the relations between the two countries. She also met with the leaders of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and visited German troops serving with the multinational NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) battlegroup. more

Chancellor's budget speech Well equipped to face the future

Nursing care, pensions, affordable housing, infrastructure, Germany’s future in a globalised world – the government’s draft budget specifically addresses these challenges, declared Chancellor Angela Merkel in the budget debate in the German Bundestag. more

Crimes in Chemnitz and Köthen Against "rabble-rousing, violence and Nazi slogans"

Following the crimes in Chemnitz and Köthen, the Chancellor has expressed her outrage and said that she has no understanding. At the same time, though, she has stressed that this cannot be an excuse for "rabble-rousing, violence or Nazi slogans". more

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Algiers, 17.09.18: In Algeria, Chancellor Angela Merkel's talks with Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia covered bilateral relations, and regional and security issues.

Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to pupils during her visit to a girls' school. open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

The North African country is a good partner in the readmission of asylum-seekers whose applications are rejected, praised Angela Merkel. Political and economic relations have been stepped up over the last ten years.

Chancellor Angela Merkel in talks with Ahmed Ouyahia, Algeria's Prime Minister open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

The Chancellor visited a German-Algerian partnership school for girls that offers a science track and an arts track.

Chancellor Angela Merkel during talks with Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

The school is part of a network that now numbers some 1,800 schools with close ties to Germany; the network was launched by the German government ten years ago.

Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to pupils at a girls' school. open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

Immendingen, 19.09.18: "This project reflects the importance of the automobile industry in Germany," said Chancellor Angela Merkel at the opening of a new testing and technology centre.

Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the opening of Daimler's new testing and technology centre. open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

At the test area, solutions for automated driving and electric engines are developed, tested, and honed for the market. The Chancellor watched a demonstration of automated driving.

Chancellor Angela Merkel at the opening of Daimler's new testing and technology centre open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Three topics dominated the two-day special meeting of the European Council that began in the evening in Salzburg. Firstly, the heads of state and government discussed migration.

Chancellor Angela Merkel greets French President Emmanuel Macron at the informal meeting of EU heads of state and government. open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Salzburg, 20.09.18: This was followed on Thursday by discussions of internal and extermal security matters, and the current status of the Brexit negotiations.

Chancellor Angela Merkel sits between the Irish Taioseach Leo Varadkar and Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Sarec at the informal meeting of EU heads of state and government. open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Angela Merkel said, "There is still a lot of work to do in terms of future trading relations. There is a consensus that there cannot be any compromises on the Single Market, she added.

Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with British Prime Minister Theresa May open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

The EU aims to "finalise" a result in November, said the Chancellor. The EU remains highly united in its stance vis à vis the United Kingdom, she added.

Chancellor Angela Merkel with EU heads of state and government open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Berlin, 21.09.18: Affordable housing is in short supply, especially in growing towns and cities. At the housing summit on Friday, the German government adopted the key elements of a housing campaign.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Horst Seehofer, Federal Minister of the Interior, Building and Community at the Federal Chancellery at the start of the "housing summit" open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

The summit was attended by the state premiers, the chair of the conference of state building ministers, one representative of each of the parties that make up the coalition and the partners of the Alliance for Affordable Housing and Construction.

"Housing summit" at the Federal Chancellery open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

"Speed is of the essence," said Chancellor Angela Merkel. A joint state secretary committee, headed by the Federal Ministery of the Interior, will coordinate implementation of the summit outcomes.

Chancellor Angela Merkel at the housing summit press conference flanked by Horst Seehofer, Federal Minister of the Interior, Building and Community and Olaf Scholz, Federal Finance Minister open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

In the afternoon, at a meeting with Miloš Zeman, President of the Czech Republic, German-Czech relations and other foreign and European issues were discussed.

Chancellor Angela Merkel greets Miloš Zeman, President of the Czech Republic. open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

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