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Angela Merkel receives NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg "NATO is and will remain the cornerstone of our security"

At the start of December, the heads of state and government of NATO member states are to meet in London, where they will also be marking the 70th anniversary of the alliance. In the run-up to the summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Berlin. more

Annual report Mastering structural change

The German Council of Economic Experts has presented its annual report to the Chancellor. In it, the experts welcome a number of priorities of the German government, including the balanced budget and higher investment.  more

The Chancellor visits Volkswagen plant in Zwickau Electric mobility - series production

The transformation in mobility is fundamental, stressed Chancellor Angela Merkel when she visited Volkswagen’s new plant in Zwickau. As of 2021, Volkswagen intends to produce up to 330,000 electric cars a year there. The German government is investing 3.5 billion euros to develop the public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.
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During a tour of the Volkswagen plant, Chancellor Angela Merkel walks between Saxony's state premier Michael Kretschmer and Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess. open popup Zwickau, 4 November 2019: As of 2021 up to 330,000 electric cars are to be manufactured here every year. The Chancellor toured the plant with Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess. Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to an employee during a tour of Volkswagen's Zwickau plant. open popup The German government is taking massive steps over the next few years  to make electric mobility more attractive. The record sum of 3.5 billion euros is to be invested in expanding the public charging structure.  Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

Chancellor Angela Merkel remembers the victims of the right-wing extremist group NSU. open popup Later in the day Angela Merkel visited a new memorial to the victims of the NSU. Ten newly planted trees and a commemorative plaque honour the memory of the ten victims killed by the right-wing extremist group. Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

Chancellor Angela Merkel walks beside Christoph Schmidt, Chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts. open popup Berlin, 6 November 2019: After the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the Chancellor was presented with the annual report of the German Council of Economic Experts.  Photo: Bundesregierung/Steins

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Olaf Scholz, Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance, at a joint press conference open popup Then Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Chancellor Angela Merkel provided a round-up of progress on the projects laid out in the coalition agreement. Photo: Bundesregierung/Steins

Chancellor Angela Merkel with Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General open popup Berlin, 7 November 2019: On Wednesday evening NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited the Chancellor to discuss preparations for the NATO summit in London at the beginning of December. Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with Ursula von der Leyen, designated President of the European Commission open popup Berlin, 8 November 2019: Back in the Cabinet room. On Friday designated President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, paid a working visit to the Federal Chancellery. Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Chancellor Angela Merkel in conversation with Ursula von der Leyen, designated President of the European Commission open popup Once all Commissioners have been confirmed, Ursula von der Leyen will take office, probably on 1 December. Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Chancellor Angela Merkel during her talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo open popup The Chancellor's meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo focused on bilateral relations and topical international issues. Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

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