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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

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

18 Aug '14

Federal Chancellor’s trip to Latvia

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel is welcomed in Riga.

Solidarity with Baltic partner

During her visit to Riga, Federal Chancellor Merkel assured Latvia of Germany’s support in matters of security. The Baltic States are following tensions with Russia regarding Eastern Ukraine with growing concern. more

16 Jul '14

Special meeting of the European Council

Chancellor Angela Merkelin discussion

Additional sanctions imposed on Russia

In view of the situation in Ukraine, the heads of state and government have, for the first time, imposed sanctions on Russian companies. Decisions on the top EU appointments have been postponed until a special meeting to be held on 30 August. more

26 Jun '14

European Council in Ypres

Chancellor Angela Merkel and other heads of state and government commemorate the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

EU heads remember the World War

In the Belgian town of Ypres, one hundred years after the outbreak of the First World War, the heads of state and government of the EU states have honoured the memory of all those who lost their lives on the battlefields of Flanders. Afterwards they met for the first meeting of the European Council, which they then continued on Brussels. more

09 Jun '14

"Mini summit" in Sweden

Chancellor Angela Merkel, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the final press conference

Making Europe competitive

All pending decisions will be taken in line with the European spirit declared Chancellor Angela Merkel following a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. more

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