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Bosnia and Herzegovina Western Balkans: strengthening European perspectives

Germany will remain an important partner for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chancellor Angela Merkel assured Denis Zvizdić, Chairman of the country’s Council of Ministers. The two countries intend to step up their already close cooperation to address illegal migration. more

Angela Merkel in Spain 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

NATO summit in Brussels "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

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Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain, 11 August 2018: In Andalusia, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Joachim Sauer are greeted by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and his wife Begoña Gómez.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Saxony's State Premier Michael Kretschmer speak with some of the Trumpf workforce. open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

The German-Spanish meeting focused on migration policy in Europe. The two countries had previously signed an agreement on the return to Spain of asylum-seekers already registered there.

Group photo in front of the Palacio de los Duques de Medina open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

The Chancellor thanked the Spanish Prime Minister for supporting the agreement. The German government would like to see similar agreements with Italy and Greece.

Angela Merkel and Pedro Sánchez in discussion as they stroll through the grounds of the guest finca in Andalusia open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Berlin, 13 August 2018: The Chancellor welcomed the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denis Zvizdić.

Angela Merkel and Pedro Sánchez at a jont press conference open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

The two leaders discussed the prospects of the Balkan state of EU membership and ways of addressing illegal migration.

In Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denis Zvizdić, with military honours. open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

Jena, 14 August 2018: The Chancellor discussed the future of Europe with citizens as part of the dialogue on the issue now launched.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denis Zvizdić, on a terrace of the Federal Chancellery open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Steins

Participants were selected by local newspapers. The citizens' dialogue allowed them to put their questions about Europe directly to the Chancellor.

Chancellor Angela Merkel in Jena; in the background the "Sprechen wir über Europa" (Let's talk about Europe) logo open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Steins

The debate focused on environmental protection, security, migration and Europe as a community of shared values. Europe must be preserved as a project for peace, said the Chancellor.

A dialogue participant holds a nicrophone to put her question. open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Steins

Berlin, 15. August 2018: The Chancellor chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with participants of the citizens' dialogue on Europe's future open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Steins

Schloss Meseberg: In the evening the Chancellor welcomed the President of the Niger Issoufou Mahamadou. They also discussed how the two countries can cooperate to tackle illegal migration.

Chancellor Angela Merkel before the Cabinet meeting at the Federal Chancellery (at left Olaf Scholz, Federal Finance Minister; at right Hendrik Hoppenstedt, Minister of State for Bureaucracy Reduction). open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Neukirch in der Oberlausitz, 16 August 2018: Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the machine tool manufacturer Trumpf, one of the world's leading companies in the branch.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the President of the Niger Issoufou Mahamadou during a meeting in the groounds of Schloss Meseberg open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

After their tour, the Chancellor and Sxony's State Premier Michael Kretschmer answered questions put by the Trumpf workforce - covering areas such as taxes, schools, the shortage of skilled workers and policy on Russia.

Angela Merkel and Michael Kretschmer sit on stage; the Chancellor is answering a question. open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

Berlin, 17 August 2018: At the end of the week the Chancellor welcomed Montenegro's Prime Minister, Duško Marković, to the Federal Chancellery.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and  Montenegro's Prime Minister Duško Marković sit at a table. open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Their talks covered bilateral relations, the situation in the Western Balkans and accession negotiations with the EU.

Angela Merkel and Duško Marković on a terrace at the Federal Chancellery open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

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