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Angela Merkel meets with Croatia's Prime Minister "Germany will be a constructive partner"

Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged to cooperate closely with Croatia’s Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, during his country’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Germany will take over from Croatia in July. It is extremely important that progress be made on the multiannual financial framework, stressed Angela Merkel. more

Chancellor Angela Merkel in Moscow Wide-ranging discussion of international issues

On Saturday, Chancellor Angela Merkel flew to Moscow for a working visit that had been planned for some time. She was accompanied by Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. Various topical international and bilateral issues, including the situation in the Gulf and in Ukraine, were on the agenda of her one-day meeting with the Russian President. more

Summit in Brussels Commitment to climate neutrality by 2050 is a “milestone”

The EU heads of state and government met in Brussels and agreed to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. At the end of the summit, Federal Chancellor Merkel spoke of a “milestone in European climate policy”. Following elections in Great Britain, Brexit and future relations with Great Britain were also on the agenda. more

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Images of the Conference on Libya

Chancellor Angela Merkel stands next to Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General. open popup Berlin, 19 January 2020: Germany supports the efforts of the UN to bring lasting peace and stability to Libya. After months of preparations, the Conference on Libya was held at the Federal Chancellery. Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General was there.  Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General welcome Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the Federal Chancellery. open popup The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrives at the Federal Chancellery. The German government invited all states that hold sway over the parties to the conflict in Libya. Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with Emmanuel Macron, French President open popup Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with French President Emmanuel Macron. Many heads of state and government, and representatives of international organisations including the European Commission and the African Union, accepted the invitation to the conference in Berlin. Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with Vladimir Putin, Russia's President, at the Berlin Conference on Libya, which was held at the Federal Chancellery open popup During her visit to Moscow last week, Angela Merkel discussed Libya and the Berlin Conference on Libya in some depth with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Conference participants in coversation open popup The civil war in Libya is preventing the country returning to peace and stability. It is responsible for humanitarian situations that are disastrous in some places. Under these conditions there can be no properly functioning state and no prospects of development for the Libyan people. Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Family photo at the Berlin Conference on Libya open popup Angela Merkel invited representatives of a total of twelve states to Berlin, to  the Conference on Libya. In recent years the country has become one of the most important transit countries for refugees heading north.  Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Vladimir Putin, Russia's President, in discussion with Emmanuel Macron, the French President, at the start of the Conference on Libya open popup It is the responsibility of the international community to make a strong, unified commitment to a ceasefire, an end to arms supplies from other countries to Libya, and a resumption of the political process in this country that has been devastated by civil war.  Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

A session of the Conference on Libya open popup The German government is convinced that only a political solution can end the civil war. Continued military activities and the intervention of external actors are further worsening the situation. Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Chancellor Angela Merkel at the final press conference open popup After intensive discussions, conference participants agreed to respect an arms embargo and ensure stronger controls, and to renounce military support for the parties to the conflict in Libya. Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

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