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Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a government statement.

Chancellor gives government statement We will further hone the European agenda, says Chancellor

"I want to see a Europe that can take action, a confident Europe committed to solidarity," declared the Chancellor in a government statement. Before the informal meeting of the European Council in Brussels, she spoke about the priorities of European politics: migration, the economy and the common foreign and security policy. more

Angela Merkel welcomes Zoran Zaev with military honours at the Federal Chancellery.

Angela Merkel meets with Zoran Zaev Support for steps to move closer to EU

The German government supports the European prospects of the Western Balkan states, said Chancellor Angela Merkel during Prime Minister Zoran Zaev’s visit. Germany and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia also intend to continue to cooperate closely, she reported. more

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

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

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the British Prime Minister Theresa May walk into the Federal Chancellery, framed by the British and EU flags.

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