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02 Sep '16

Angela Merkel after her meeting with François Hollande

Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande during talks in the French town of Evian

"Ticking off achievements"

Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande have met once again to discuss relevant issues, focusing in particular on the future of the European Union and this week’s G20 summit meeting in China. "We will be providing the same impetus," said Angela Merkel. more

31 Aug '16

German-Italian consultations

Group photo of the participants at the German-Italian government consultations

"We will push for a digital single market"

Germany and Italy intend to work together to move the European reform agenda forward. A digital single market must be created, said Angela Merkel in Maranello. She also announced that Germany would be contributing to the reconstruction of a school destroyed by the recent severe earthquake in Italy. more

26 Aug '16

Angela Merkel in Warsaw

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo and Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka

"Let's concentrate on what will move us forward"

In Warsaw Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with the Prime Ministers of the Visegrád states. She thanked them for the talks. In the run-up to the EU summit meeting in Bratislava, she said it is important to listen to one another "in a variety of different formats". more

22 Aug '16

Angela Merkel meets Matteo Renzi and François Hollande

Press conferenc with Angela Merkel, Matteo Renzi and François Hollande

Guaranteeing security - upholding European values

"We can see that we have to do more for our internal and external security" in the face of Islamist terrorism and the civil war in Syria, said Chancellor Angela Merkel after her meeting with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and French President François Hollande. more

07 Jul '16

NATO summit in Poland

US President Barack Obama welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the family photo of the NATO summit.

Alliance continues to support Afghanistan

NATO remains active in Afghanistan – financial aid has been approved up until 2020. “We will continue our commitment in the north of Afghanistan, together with our partners,” said the Chancellor. more

04 Jul '16

Merkel attends West Balkan Conference

The participants of the West Balkan Conference

Prospects of EU accession have not changed

The West Balkan states’ prospects of accession to the European Union have not changed. At the Conference Chancellor Merkel stressed that nothing had altered on account of the United Kingdom’s recent decision. more

28 Jun '16

European Council

Chancellor Angela Merkel's press conference at the European Council in Brussels

Mastering the challenges ahead as Europe of the 27

"We are determined to master the challenges ahead, even with 27 EU member states," declared the Chancellor at the close of the European Council meeting, which had been overshadowed by the United Kingdom’s referendum. more

29 May '16

100th anniversary of the Battle of Verdun

François Hollande and Angela Merkel together lit the eternal flame in the entzünden gemeinsam die Flamme in the National Necropolis of Douaumont.

We must keep the memories alive, says Angela Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for us to learn from the past "in order to build a good future". It is essential to remain vigilant and "nip dangerous trends in the bud", said the Chancellor at the memorial ceremony in Verdun. more

05 May '16

Merkel at presentation of Charlemagne Prize

Chancellor Merkel congratulating Pope Francis after he is awarded the Charlemagne Prize

The Pope's encouragement and charge

The Chancellor commended the Pope’s words at the presentation of the Charlemagne Prize as both encouragement and a call to action. Angela Merkel was present at the ceremony in the Vatican. Before that she had the opportunity for a brief meeting with the Pope. more

21 Apr '16

German-Dutch government consultations

Chancellor Angela Merkel walks with Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Sigmar Gabriel, the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Henk Kamp, the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs.

A chance to find a solidarity-based solution in Europe

Now that the numbers of asylum-seekers entering Europe have dropped, Chancellor Angela Merkel sees a chance to achieve a solidarity-based solution within the EU, as she stressed following a meeting the Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Eindhoven. more

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