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18 Dec '14

Growth in the EU

Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the final press conference; beside her federal government spokesperson Steffen Seibert.

Investment fund to come

Fiscal consolidation, structural reforms and investment were the overriding issues at the European Council meeting. The EU aims to mobilise about 300 billion euros in private investment via an investment fund. The cash is to be used to foster growth. Europe continues to demonstrate unity in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. more

20 Nov '14

25th anniversary of Polish-German reconciliation mass

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel walks through the "Courage and Reconciliation" ("Mut und Versöhnung") exhibition.

A celebration of German-Polish friendship

In Poland, Federal Chancellor Merkel attended the 25th anniversary of the Polish-German reconciliation mass. At the Kreisau estate, she and the Polish Prime Minister Kopacz recalled the Peaceful Revolution of 1989. more

14 Nov '14

The Federal Chancellor's travels

Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel und der australische Premierminister Tony Abbott während einer Bootsfahrt vor der Oper von Sydney.

"We share the same values"

Germany and Australia are linked by outstanding bilateral relations. They also agree when it comes to assessing international challenges. In Sydney the Federal Chancellor appealed to her audience: "Let us use our closeness, let us use our partnership, let us use our connectedness for the benefit of our nations and people in the future, too." more

12 Nov '14

The Chancellor's travels

Angela Merkel enjoys the view out to sea; beside her at the full-length window New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key.

Strengthening relations with New Zealand

Germany and New Zealand want to work more closely together in the areas of industry, science and climate protection, according to a statement issued by Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister John Key. Following her visit to Auckland, Merkel travelled on to Brisbane for the G20Summit. more

28 Oct '14

World war remembrance in Belgium

Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a speech in front of the King Albert I Memorial in Nieuwpoort.

Call for peaceful Europe

At the national remembrance celebrations in Belgium, Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke of the incredible suffering of the country during the First World War. The Chancellor expressed her respect for the Belgians and thanked them for the friendship they have since built. more

23 Oct '14

European Council

Chancellor Angela Merkel in a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron

Agreement on climate policy framework up to 2030

During the night, the heads of state and government of the European Union agreed on a climate and energy policy framework for the period up to 2030. It sets ambitious new targets. more

16 Oct '14

10th ASEM summit in Milan

Chancellor Angela Merkel at the start of the ASEM summit

Accepting joint responsibility

The Chancellor continues to work tirelessly to defuse the situation in Ukraine. During the two days of the ASEM summit she met separately with the Russian and Ukrainian Presidents. A meeting with EU representatives too was dedicated to the Ukraine. Also on the agenda were the fight against IS and measures to tackle Ebola. more

08 Oct '14

EU summit on youth employment

Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande at the final press conference

More opportunities for young people

Meeting in Milan, the EU’s heads of state and government have been discussing programmes to tackle youth unemployment. They all agreed that it must become easier to access available funds. The first priority must be to ensure that the available funds are in fact used, said Angela Merkel. more

04 Sep '14

NATO summit in Wales

Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to Christoph Heusgen, Head of Foreign, Security and Development Policy at the Federal Chancellery.

NATO for political solution

Within NATO there is broad agreement that there must be a peaceful solution to the Ukraine conflict, reported Chancellor Angela Merkel in the evening of the NATO summit meeting in Wales. On the second day, the 28 heads of state and government of member states considered the lessons that NATO must learn from the conflict. more

24 Aug '14

Meeting with Mariano Rajoy

Angela Merkel and the Spanish Prime Minster Mariano Rajoy in Santiago de Compostela

Closer cooperation in the euro zone

During her visit to Santiago de Compostela, the Chancellor praised the work of the Spanish government, which has laid the foundations for Spain’s future successful development. Europe, said the Chancellor, must move closer together. more

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