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Video conference on terrorism in Europe "An uncompromising stance" on terrorism

The most recent attacks in Paris, Nice, Vienna and Dresden are "attacks on our free societies and our way of life" declared Chancellor Angela Merkel after a video conference with EU partners. She reported that they would be taking "an uncompromising stance to uphold the free and democratic order" in the fight against terrorism.  more

Chancellor Angela Merkel following the Western Balkan Summit Making progress with reconciliation in the Balkans

Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the states in the Western Balkan region to push ahead with reconciliation. "I hope that we will be able to hold the accession conference before the end of our Presidency of the Council of the European Union," she said following the Western Balkan Summit on Tuesday. This would allow EU accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania to begin before the end of 2020. more

Chancellor congratulates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris German-American friendship is a treasure we share

America’s voters have vested enormous responsibility in Joe Biden und Kamala Harris in these troubled times. In a statement on Monday Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed, "The United States of America and Germany, as part of the European Union, need to stand together in order to overcome the major challenges of our time." more

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Chancellor Angela Merkel with Michael Müller, Berlin's Governing Mayor, during talks with the state premiers of the federal states open popup Berlin, 16 November 2020: With Berlin's Governing Mayor Michael Müller, the Chancellor held talks with the state premiers of all federal states. Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

Chancellor Angela Merkel during a meeting with the state premiers of Germany's federal states open popup Together, they took stock of what has been achieved by the measures currently in place to address COVID-19. Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

Chancellor Angela Merkel during a press conference, following her meeting with state premiers open popup They are to meet again on 25 November. Then they intend to draw specific conclusions and decide on the prospects for December and January. Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the Süddeutsche Zeitung's online business forum. open popup Berlin, 17 November 2020: "The best thing for business is for us to be on top of the pandemic," stressed the Chancellor at the Süddeutsche Zeitung's online business forum. She said she was optimistic that the economy would grow again in 2021 after a tough winter. Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

Chancellor Angela Merkel at the video conference that was the 4th top-level meeting of Concerted Action for Mobility open popup The challenges facing Germany as a centre of the automobile industry were addressed at the top-level meeting in the evening with representatives of the automobile industry and trade unions and the National Platform Future of Mobility. Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with Olaf Scholz, Federal Finance Minister, before the Cabinet meeting open popup Berlin, 18 November 2020: On Wednesday the Cabinet launched changes to make loans more consumer friendly. The German Bundestag must still approve the changes. Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

Chancellor Angela Merkel during the citizens' dialogue with individuals in need of care, family carers, and professional carers and nurses open popup Berlin, 19 November 2020: The second citizens' dialogue. This time the Chancellor is interested to hear the concerns, questions and expectations of individuals in need of care, family carers and professional carers and nurses. Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

Chancellor Angela Merkel during the citizens' dialogue with individuals in need of care, family carers, and professional carers and nurses open popup It was a meeting with many interesting perspectives: What is the experience of those in need of care, family carers and professional carers and nurses, especially now as the pandemic radically changes their daily routines and lives? Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

Chancellor Angela Merkel during the citizens' dialogue with individuals in need of care, family carers, and professional carers and nurses open popup Friede Wallentin said she was very grateful to her carers. The home she lives in has put in place many measures to protect residents. She did have one request though - WiFi and internet so "we can keep in touch with our children". Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

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