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10 Apr '19

Angela Merkel meets with Theresa May

Chancellor Angela Merkel in conversation with British Prime Minister Theresa May

Talks before the special European Council meeting on Brexit

Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with British Prime Minister Theresa May in Berlin. They discussed the UK’s impending withdrawal from the European Union. On Wednesday the heads of state and government will congregate in Brussels for a special meeting of the European Council to discuss how to proceed with Brexit. more

04 Apr '19

Chancellor Angela Merkel in Dublin

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar greets Chancellor Angela Merkel outside Farmleigh House, framed by the European Union, German and Irish flags.

"The 27 stand together"

Chancellor Angela Merkel continues to trust that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union with an agreement. "Until the very last minute we will do everything to prevent an unregulated withdrawal of the United Kingdom," she said following a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. She assured Ireland of the solidarity of the other EU states. more

26 Mar '19

Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris

Chancellor Angela Merkel walks into the Elysée Palace with French President Emmanuel Macron, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.

Taking multilateralism to the next level

At a summit meeting in Paris, Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Chinese President, the French President and the President of the European Commission have agreed to cooperate more closely. To this end multilateralism must be taken to the next level, and an agenda of trust established, said Angela Merkel after the meeting.  more

21 Mar '19

European Council spring meeting

Chancellor Angela Merkel in Brussels

Two options for the United Kingdom

Clear agreement at the Brussels European Council meeting – the heads of state and government approved an extension of the Article 50 process, and laid out two conditional options for the United Kingdom. Other spotlights of the summit meeting included the EU’s relations with China and European industrial policy.

27 Feb '19

Chancellor Angela Merkel meets President Emmanuel Macron

Chancellor Angela Merkel in conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron

Finding a good solution for Brexit

Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have reaffirmed that they aim to find an orderly solution to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. They agree that the withdrawal agreement between the European Union and the UK is not open for renegotiation, said Angela Merkel. The meeting in Paris served to prepare for the European Council meeting in March. more

24 Feb '19

Summit in Sharm El-Sheikh

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Egyptian President, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

EU and Arab League step up cooperation

Europe has a great interest in the stability of the Arab states and in their economic development, said Chancellor Angela Merkel at the summit in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh. The fate of the EU, she pointed out, depends directly on the fate of the countries of the Arab League. We have seen this in conjunction with migration, the Chancellor added. more

07 Feb '19

Angela Merkel at the Visegrád Group

Chancellor Angela Merkel in conversation with Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini

Working together for Europe's future

In Bratislava, Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with the Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini and the heads of government of Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary. In a joint statement to mark the 30th anniversary of the historic transformation in Central Europe, the Visegrad Group and Germany praised what has been achieved to date in multilateral cooperation. more

02 Feb '19

Angela Merkel in Japan

Chancellor Angela Merkel in conversation with Emperor Akihito

Long-standing friendship is an "incentive to cooperate more closely"

A new, higher level of Japanese-German relations – that is the outcome of the Chancellor’s two-day visit to Japan. At a meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Chancellor announced that their common commitment to international free trade and multilateralism would be extended, and trade stepped up. more

23 Jan '19

World Economic Forum in Davos

Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Compromises are acting responsibly, says Chancellor

How can the world respond to global questions including the need to mitigate climate change, reduce poverty and prevent crises? At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken out against national egotism and advocated compromises for the good of all. This, she said, produces win-win situations. Germany is looking for like-minded partners to work for multilateralism. more

10 Jan '19

Angela Merkel visits Greece

Chancellor Angela Merkel at the press conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras 

Recognising positive signals - consolidating good relations

Chancellor Angela Merkel has paid a two-day visit to Greece, where she met with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and President Prokopis Pavlopoulos. She also spoke with creative artists, scientists and representatives of the business community. Angela Merkel said she is particularly happy that unemployment has fallen in Greece. more