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13 Nov '18

Speech in front of the European Parliament

Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks in the European Parliament

"The heart-beat of European democracy"

Chancellor Merkel has called for tolerance and solidarity in Europe. Europe must be strong, resolute and effective where it is needed, she declared in a speech before the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Angela Merkel also supported the idea of a European army. more

10 Nov '18

Remembering the end of the First World War

In the clearing at Rethondes in Compiègnes, Chancellor Merkel and French President Macron commemorate the armistice signed on 11 November 1918 that ended the First World War.

United as neighbours and friends

Chancellor Angela Merkel has attended the celebrations in France to mark the end of the First World War. With invited guests from all over the world, she took part in a ceremony at the tomb of the unknown soldier in Paris. On Saturday President Emmanuel Macron invited her to visit the scene of Germany’s capitulation in 1918 with him. more

02 Nov '18

German-Polish government consultations

Press conference with Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki

Topical issues in a historical context

Bilateral projects, economic issues and European matters were on the agenda of the 15th German-Polish government consultations, which Chancellor Angela Merkel and a large number of her Cabinet ministers have attended in Warsaw. In view of the fraught history of the two nations, it is  "all the more important that today we are good partners in a world that is not uncomplicated," said Angela Merkel. more

01 Nov '18

Chancellor visits Kyiv

Chancellor Angela Merkel is given a traditional welcome in Kyiv with a gift of bread.

Support in difficult times - assistance with reforms

Chancellor Angela Merkel has flown to Kyiv for a one-day working visit. Alongside the armed conflict in the Donbass, her talks with President Petro Poroshenko looked at bilateral cooperation, particularly reform policy in Ukraine. more

27 Oct '18

Conference in Istanbul

Chancellor Angela Merkel with Presidents Putin, Erdoğan and Macron

Syria - only a political solution will be successful

In Istanbul Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with the Presidents of France, Turkey and Russia, to discuss the situation in Syria. All four countries support a political peace process, as they reaffirmed in a joint statement. Angela Merkel underlined the fact that every effort must now be made to prevent a humanitarian disaster in and around Idlib. more

26 Oct '18

Chancellor Angela Merkel in Prague

Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Andrej Babiš, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic in Prague

Further developing a long-standing friendship

On Friday Chancellor Angela visited Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš in Prague. Their meeting firstly marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Czechoslovak Republic. Angela Merkel underlined the fact that the two countries cooperate well within the EU and pointed to the close links between German and Czech industry. more

17 Oct '18

European Council meets in Brussels

Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with British Prime Minister Theresa May

Where there is a will, there should be a way, says Chancellor

How should the EU proceed with Brexit and the European Security Union? How can it combat illegal migration? The heads of state and government addressed these questions at the meeting of the European Council in Brussels. more

03 Oct '18

German-Israeli relations

Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a press conference.

A new chapter in cooperation

Technical innovation and the close relations between the two countries were at the heart of the 7th German-Israeli government consultations in Jerusalem. Alongside talks with government representatives, meetings with the business community were on the agenda for the first time. more

19 Sep '18

Informal summit of EU leaders

The EU heads of state and government walk through the gardens of Mirabell Palace.

Good atmosphere, intensive summit meeting

After the informal meeting of EU heads of state and government in Salzburg, Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised the constructive talks. There was agreements on major aspects of both migration and the current status of the Brexit negotiations. more

17 Sep '18

The Chancellor in Algeria

Chancellor Angela Merkel during talks with Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia

Good cooperation on readmissions

Algeria is a good partner in the readmission of asylum-seekers whose applications have been rejected, praised the Chancellor, speaking in Algiers. Over the last ten years, Germany and Algeria have also stepped up political and economic ties, said Angela Merkel, following her meeting with Algeria’s Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia. more