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10 Jan '20

Chancellor Angela Merkel in Moscow

Photo shows Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin

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

12 Dec '19

Summit in Brussels

Group photo of the EU heads of state and government 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

09 Dec '19

Normandy summit on conflict in eastern Ukraine

Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a press conference, where she sits with Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine, Emmanuel Macron, French President, and Vladimir Putin, Russian President.

"Standstill now overcome"

At a four-way meeting in Paris, Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Presidents of France, Russia and Ukraine have agreed on a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine by the end of 2019. Further steps were also agreed to de-escalate the situation in the region. more

06 Dec '19

Angela Merkel visits Auschwitz

Chancellor Angela Merkel lays a wreath in the former German concentration camp in Auschwitz.

"I feel a deep shame"

In the former German concentration camp in Auschwitz, Chancellor Angela Merkel has paid tribute to the millions of victims of the Holocaust. The Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation invited her to visit the concentration camp.
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03 Dec '19

NATO turns 70

Chancellor Angela Merkel with President Donald Trump

"The essential pillar of our defence"

Following their meeting in London, the heads of state and government of NATO member states issued a joint statement, the London Declaration. Earlier in the day, Chancellor Angela Merkel had discussed the situation in Syria with the French and Turkish Presidents and the British Prime Minister. She also met with President Donald Trump.  more

20 Nov '19

Chancellor visits Croatia

Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with Andrej Plenković , Croatia's Prime Minister

"Full and wholehearted" support

Brexit, migration, finance –the Chancellor’s meeting with the Croatian Prime Minister in Zagreb focused on European issues. On 1 January 2020, Croatia will be taking over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which it will then pass on to Germany six months later.  more

31 Oct '19

German-Indian government consultations

The start of German-Indian government consultations: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Chancellor Angela Merkel in New Delhi.

India and Germany agree closer cooperation

On many of the crucial issues that will shape the future, Germany and India intend to step up cooperation. The two governments decided this when they met in New Delhi. Chancellor Angela Merkel pointed to a special tradition that links the two countries. more

17 Oct '19

European Council

Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a press conference in Brussels.

Summit approves Brexit agreement

The European Council has approved the Brexit agreement hammered out between the European Union and the United Kingdom. The heads of state and government did not manage to agree to begin accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania, however. Chancellor Angela Merkel said she much regretted this. more

16 Oct '19

Franco-German Council of Ministers

Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron at the Franco-German Council of Ministers

Unique cooperation

The Franco-German Council of Ministers demonstrated the close relations that link Berlin and Paris. In Toulouse, Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron underscored the good and productive cooperation between the two countries on climate, security and industrial policy issues.    more

13 Oct '19

Angela Merkel meets with Emmanuel Macron in Paris

President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel in conversation on a semi-circular cream sofa, against the backdrop of a dramatic painting

"Europe must show what the European Union can do"

It was the start of a week that will be dominated by European affairs. To prepare the Franco-German Council of Ministers which is to meet on Wednesday in Toulouse and the European Council meeting on 17 and 18 October in Brussels, Chancellor Angela Merkel met French President Emmanuel Macron for talks in the evening in Paris. One key topic was Brexit. more