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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

11 Aug '18

Angela Merkel in Spain

Angela Merkel and Pedro Sánchez at the press conference

Acting in concert for Europe

"We Europeans are only strong if we work together to resolve the questions of the future," Chancellor Angela Merkel reasserted at a meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez in Andalusia. The most important topic discussed was migration policy. more

10 Jul '18

Western Balkans Summit

Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's Prime Minister at a press conference on the Western Balkans Summit

Deepening relations - offering perspectives

A stable and robustly developing region in the Western Balkans is important to the German government and to the European Union, stressed Chancellor Angela Merkel following the Western Balkans Summit in London. The summit generated progress: the Western Balkan states intend, for instance, to establish a science and research foundation. more

28 Jun '18

European Council in Brussels

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel at the start of a work session in conversation with Prime Minister of Finland Juha Sipilä and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.

Unity on migration

The heads of state and government of the EU have agreed on a solution for migration. They are planning reception centres inside and outside of the EU - on a voluntary basis. Germany has a reached a political agreement with Greece and Spain on the repatriation of migrants. more

30 May '18

Angela Merkel in Lisbon

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Portugal's Prime Minister António Costa at a joint press conference

Driving Europe forward

In Lisbon, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister António Costa were united in their unequivocal commitment to Europe. At the close of the Chancellor’s two-day visit to Portugal, they discussed the challenges facing Europe. more

18 May '18

Angela Merkel visits Vladimir Putin

Chancellor Angela Merkel at a joint press conference with Russia's President Vladimir Putin

Exploring all avenues to engage in dialogue

At a meeting with President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for the implementation of the political decisions laid out in the Minsk agreements. There is a will, also on the part of the EU, to uphold the existing nuclear deal with Iran, while also discussing open questions including Iran’s missile programme. more

19 Mar '18

The Chancellor in Warsaw

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mateusz Morawiecki, Polish Prime Minister, at a joint press conference

For a common Europe agenda

The second official foreign trip of the re-elected Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken her to Warsaw. Poland is Germany’s immediate neighbour and a close ally. The two countries aim to work together for a stronger Europe. more

Angela Merkel meets with Emmanuel Macron

Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron

Working together to strengthen Europe

When it comes to strengthening Europe the Chancellor is focusing her efforts on close cooperation with France. Speaking in Paris, she expressed her delight that the two countries "intend to renew the Elysée Treaty to address the challenges of the 21st century". Monday will mark the 55th anniversary of the signing of the Elysée Treaty. more

24 Nov '17

Angela Merkel in Brussels

Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a statement to the press on her arrival at the EU Eastern Partnership meeting.

Eastern states are important partners for EU

At the Eastern Partnership summit the Chancellor has stressed the importance of relations with neighbouring countries to the east of the EU. The meeting focused on economic cooperation and political dialogue. Angela Merkel discussed the conflict in Ukraine with President Petro Poroshenko. more

28 Aug '17

Angela Merkel on Paris meeting

Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and representatives of European and African states at a press conference in Paris

EU's cooperation with Africa to be stepped up

Europe and the African states intend to step up cooperation in the fight against criminal human traffickers – Europe is to provide more support for the African states. That is the outcome of a meeting between the Chancellor and the French President Macron in Paris with representatives of other European and African states. more

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