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Angela Merkel and Christine Lagarde at the press conference

Global economic organisations visit Berlin Support for G7 and G20

Sustainable global economic development can only be achieved through cooperation, declared Chancellor Angela Merkel following a meeting with high-ranking representatives of the five international economic and financial organisations in Berlin. more

Press  conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz

Austrian Chancellor in Berlin European response to illegal migration

European migration policy was at the heart of the meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Austrian counterpart in Berlin. There is a will, “to work closely with Austria and contribute to making Europe stronger and more united,” said Angela Merkel. more

G7 summit participants

Germany at the G7 summit For free trade and multilateralism

At the G7 summit in Canada, Chancellor Angela Merkel advocated, above all, free trade and multilateralism. She also called for "significant progress" to be made on implementing the Minsk agreements. more

Angela Merkel at WDR's Europaforum Europe - unity and solidarity

What sort of Europe do we want? How are the reforms of Economic and Monetary Union progressing? What about common foreign, asylum and migration policy, rational development policy and moves to combat terrorism? more

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The Chancellor in pictures

Berlin, 11/06/2018: This is already the tenth occasion that leaders of the international economic and financial organisations the IMF, OECD, WTO, ILO and World Bank have come for discussions at the Federal Chancellery.

Minister of State Annette Widmann-Mauz, Ferda Ataman and Chancellor Angela Merkel at the end of the Integration Summit at the Federal Chancellery. open popup Berlin, 11/06/2018: This is already the tenth occasion that leaders of the international economic and financial organisations the IMF, OECD, WTO, ILO and World Bank have come for discussions at the Federal Chancellery. Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

The annual informal meeting is to facilitate dialogue on current issues of international economic policy. This year’s guest of honour is the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina.

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with Christine Lagarde, Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), at the Federal Chancellery. open popup The annual informal meeting is to facilitate dialogue on current issues of international economic policy. This year’s guest of honour is the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina. Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Berlin, 12/06/2018: European migration policy is the key topic in discussions with the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Tuesday.

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel in conversation with the leaders of international economic and financial organisations at the Federal Chancellery. open popup Berlin, 12/06/2018: European migration policy is the key topic in discussions with the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Tuesday. Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

There is a willingness "to work closely together with Austria, and help ensure that Europe becomes stronger, that Europe is united," said Merkel.

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. open popup There is a willingness "to work closely together with Austria, and help ensure that Europe becomes stronger, that Europe is united," said Merkel. Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

Berlin, 13/06/2018: "Integration through Sport": the Chancellor saw proof of this in action during a visit to the club SV Rot-Weiß Viktoria Mitte 08 on Wednesday. The visit was on the occasion of the 10th Integration Summit.

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz at their joint press conference. open popup Berlin, 13/06/2018: "Integration through Sport": the Chancellor saw proof of this in action during a visit to the club SV Rot-Weiß Viktoria Mitte 08 on Wednesday. The visit was on the occasion of the 10th Integration Summit. Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

After the training session, Merkel was highly impressed by the club's work. "All those who have contributed to the success here deserve our heartfelt thanks."

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel during a visit to the SV Rot-Weiß Viktoria Mitte 08 integration project in Berlin. open popup After the training session, Merkel was highly impressed by the club's work. "All those who have contributed to the success here deserve our heartfelt thanks." Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

The focus of the Integration Summit at the Chancellery was on solidarity between people with and without a migrant background. The federal government wants to strengthen this through its "Integration Action Plan".

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel during a visit to the SV Rot-Weiß Viktoria Mitte 08 integration project in Berlin. open popup The focus of the Integration Summit at the Chancellery was on solidarity between people with and without a migrant background. The federal government wants to strengthen this through its "Integration Action Plan". Photo: Bundesregierung/Steins

The existing plan will be developed further. The aim is to recognise what has been achieved, to consolidate integration measures, and to adjust where necessary. States and municipalities, civil society and migrants´ organisations should all be active

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel with the participants of the 10th Integration Summit at the Federal Chancellery. open popup The existing plan will be developed further. The aim is to recognise what has been achieved, to consolidate integration measures, and to adjust where necessary. States and municipalities, civil society and migrants´ organisations should all be active Photo: Bundesregierung/Steins

The process will run for the entire legislative period. The Federal Government Commissioner for Integration, Minister of State Annette Widmann-Mauz (left), is responsible.

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during the Integration Summit at the Federal Chancellery. open popup The process will run for the entire legislative period. The Federal Government Commissioner for Integration, Minister of State Annette Widmann-Mauz (left), is responsible. Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

In the afternoon, the Chancellor welcomed Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. The meeting was in preparation for the European Council at the end of June.

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel in conversation with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. open popup In the afternoon, the Chancellor welcomed Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. The meeting was in preparation for the European Council at the end of June. Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

Berlin, 15/06/2018: The main topic at the meeting with the heads of government of the states on Thursday is the asylum and refugee policy, and in particular funding for refugees.

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel in conversation with Hesse’s Minister-President Volker Bouffier, before a meeting with the heads of government of the states at the Federal Chancellery. open popup Berlin, 15/06/2018: The main topic at the meeting with the heads of government of the states on Thursday is the asylum and refugee policy, and in particular funding for refugees. Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

The federal government and the states are making progress regarding funding for 2019. However, the discussions have not yet been finalised. According to Merkel. The talks will continue in August.

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel during a meeting with the heads of government of the states at the Federal Chancellery. open popup The federal government and the states are making progress regarding funding for 2019. However, the discussions have not yet been finalised. According to Merkel. The talks will continue in August. Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Berlin, 15/06/2018: "70 Years of Social Market Economy": hailed by Merkel as "the foundation of our country’s economic success” at the celebration. It remains a priority in our daily work.

Chancellor Angela Merkel at the "70 Years of Social Market Economy" celebration. open popup Berlin, 15/06/2018: "70 Years of Social Market Economy": hailed by Merkel as "the foundation of our country’s economic success” at the celebration. It remains a priority in our daily work. Photo: Bundesregierung/Steins

The next NATO summit will take place on 11 and 12 July in Brussels. In the afternoon, the Chancellor met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Federal Chancellery to prepare for the summit.

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel in conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. open popup The next NATO summit will take place on 11 and 12 July in Brussels. In the afternoon, the Chancellor met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Federal Chancellery to prepare for the summit. Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

The award has been given since 1964 to honour those who have strengthened and developed the social market economy. In the afternoon, Chancellor Merkel received the Alexander Rüstow Medal.

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel was awarded the Alexander Rüstow Medal by the Social Market Economy Action Group (Aktionsgemeinschaft Soziale Marktwirtschaft – ASM). open popup The award has been given since 1964 to honour those who have strengthened and developed the social market economy. In the afternoon, Chancellor Merkel received the Alexander Rüstow Medal. Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann
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