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Press conference given by Chancellor Angela Merkel and Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel

Angela Merkel meets with Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Bringing Europe closer to the people

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel reasserted their intention to get the people more involved in the discussion over Europe’s future, during their talks in the run-up to the informal meeting of the European Council on Friday. more

Deniz Yücel

Deniz Yücel released I am happy for him and his family, says Chancellor

The German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel has arrived back in Germany. After one year in a Turkish prison he was allowed to leave the country on Friday evening. Chancellor Angela Merkel was delighted to hear of the release of the journalist. more

Theresa May at the Federal Chancellery Finding a fair balance with the United Kingdom

At a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May in Berlin, the Chancellor expressed her optimism with regard to the Brexit negotiations. It is possible to find a fair balance, she said, between the negotiating position of the EU27 and the United Kingdom. more

Mark Rutte in Berlin Discussing Europe

The Chancellor expected her meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to result in "intensive discussion", she said in advance of talks. The focus was on European issues, when the two heads of government met, only a few days before the informal meeting of the European Council this Friday. more