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Angela Merkel meets with Emmanuel Macron Joint proposals for reform to be finalised by June

Before the European Council meets again in June, Germany and France would like to see "important key decisions" made on the European asylum system, common foreign policy and Economic and Monetary Union, announced Chancellor Merkel and President Macron in Berlin. more

Angela Merkel meets with Denmark's Prime Minister Common ground on international issues

During the visit of Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the common positions and interests of Germany and Denmark. more

Civil war in Syria Only a political solution will bring peace

In view of the situation in Syria, a new political process must be initiated. A long-term peaceful solution is only conceivable without Bashar al-Assad, said federal government spokesperson Steffen Seibert in Berlin. more

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The Chancellor in pictures

Berlin, 16.04.18: Two months before the start of the FIFA World Cup, a delegation from the German Football Associaiton (DFB) visited Chancellor Angela Merkel. They presented her with a football jersey signed by the players.

Chancellor Angela Merkel is presented with a football jersey by the German Football Association (DFB). open popup The Chancellor in pictures Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Berlin, 17.04.18: New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits the Chancellor.

Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's Prime Minister. open popup The Chancellor in pictures Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Angela Merkel and Jacinda Ardern advocate a modern free trade agreement between the EU and New Zealand.

Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's Prime Minister with military honours. open popup The Chancellor in pictures Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

The agreement should embrace social issues, as well as climate change mitigation and sustainability, said Angela Merkel.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's Prime Minister in conversation on one of the terraces of the Federal Chancellery open popup The Chancellor in pictures Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

"The fate of expellees needs special attention," underscored Chancellor Angela Merkel in the evening at the annual reception of the German League of Expellees.

Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the annual reception of the German League of Expellees. open popup The Chancellor in pictures Photo: Bundesregierung/Steins

Bad Schmiedeberg, 18.04.18: There was a warm welcome on Wednesday, when the Chancellor arrived for her meeting with the state premiers of the eastern federal states.

Passers-by welcome Chancellor Angela Merkel as she arrives in Bad Schmiedeberg for the 45th regional meeting of the state premiers of the eastern federal states. open popup The Chancellor in pictures Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

It was the 45th meeting of its sort, and focused on the concerns of the eastern states as laid out in the coalition agreement.

The 45th regional meeting of the state premiers of the eastern federal states in Bad Schmiedeberg open popup The Chancellor in pictures Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

Berlin, 19.04.18: Germany and France intend to present joint proposals for reform at the European Council meeting at the end of June.

Chancellor Angela Merkel in conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron open popup The Chancellor in pictures Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

The reforms relate to the European asylum system, common foreign policy and Economic and Monetary Union. Talks will be continued on 19 June when the Franco-German Council of Ministers meet.

Chancellor Angela Merkel in conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron open popup The Chancellor in pictures Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Berlin, 20.04.18: Friday saw Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pay a working visit to Berlin.

Chancellor Angela Merkel receives Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. open popup The Chancellor in pictures Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

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