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20 Feb '20

European Council meeting in Brussels

Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel sitzt bei einer Pressekonferenz vor einem Mikrofon, im Hintergrund eine blaue Wand.

Negotiations on EU budget postponed

 The EU heads of state and government did not manage to reach an agreement on the EU’s budget for the next seven years at the special meeting of the European Council. The differences between the 27 EU member states are still too great, explained Chancellor Angela Merkel. The topic will be discussed again at a later date.  more

05 Feb '20

The Chancellor's trip to South Africa and Angola

Chancellor Angela Merkel with Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's President

We want to be "good partners at South Africa's side"

Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited two pro-reform countries in Africa: South Africa and Angola. Talks focused on cooperation in the fields of technical and vocational education and training (TVET), and on international issues and economic matters. Another outcome is that the Germany-supported Compact with Africa could soon be expanded to embrace another partner country.  more

23 Jan '20

Chancellor meets with President Erdoğan

Chancellor Angela Merkel in conversation with Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Refugee assistance for Turkey

The situations in the crisis-affected regions of Libya and Syria were the focus of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s talks with President Erdoğan, along with bilateral relations. Another matter the Chancellor wished to discuss was the way German citizens are treated in Turkey. Earlier in the day, the two leaders attended the official opening of a Turkish-German university. more

The Chancellor at the World Economic Forum in Davos

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

Climate action - a question of survival

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined the need for more climate action. "We are called on to take action on climate policy." Time, she said, is of the essence, and the older generation must respond positively to the impatience of youth. more

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

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