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Chancellor delivers government statement Acting together, underlining our strengths

Ukraine, IS and Ebola – the Chancellor kicked off her government statement with the current international crises. Only a united Europe can successfully defend its interests in the world, she said.

10th ASEM summit in Milan 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.

Government consultations in Berlin Intensifying cooperation with China

Germany and China aim to further intensify relations, stressed Chancellor Angela Merkel following the consultations of the two governments in Berlin. A wide spectrum of issues were on the agenda. The matter of the recent events in Hong Kong was also raised.

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A piece of the Berlin Wall at the entrance to the exhibition "Germany: memories of a nation"

Exhibition in London Germany seen through the eyes of the British

An exhibition at the British Museum is dedicated to 600 years of German culture and history "seen through they eyes of a friend" said Monika Grütters, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media at the opening of the exhibition in London. more

Liberia, Monrovia - a woman walks past a wall bearing the message "Stop Ebola". 4 October 2014

Ebola epidemic Assistance raised to over 100 million euros

The dramatic developments in West Africa call for additional action. The German government is to provide another 84.7 million euros to fight Ebola, bringing German assistance to over 100 million euros. more

Gerd Müller, Federal Development Minister with a truck full of relief supplies

Crisis in Ukraine First relief supplies arrive

Hundreds of thousands of people forced to flee their homes in eastern Ukraine are being supplied with aid from Germany. "We hope that our support will give these people hope," declared Federal Development Minister Gerd Müller. He handed over the first delivery of relief supplies to needy Ukrainians in Kharkiv. more

Women and children in Mali.

Strengthening the civilian EU mission in the Sahel German police officers for Mali

The German government has decided to second up to ten police officers from the federal and state police forces to the civilian EU mission in Mali. Officers can be seconded as of this month. The EUCAP mission is intended to make the country safer. more

Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Saudi Arabia Joining forces to tackle IS

Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has met with his opposite number Prince Saud Al-Faisal in Saudi Arabia. The main topic on the agenda was the fight against the IS terrorist organisation. In an earlier interview Steinmeier rejected the use of German combat troops on the ground in Syria. more

Germany and Poland Close ties

Germany and Poland enjoy excellent relations, said Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin during the inaugural visit of Poland’s new Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz. They agreed to cooperate closely, for instance on matters relating to European integration. more

OSCE chairmanship More responsibility for Germany

The Cabinet has decided that Germany is to stand as a candidate for the chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in 2016. The organisation is currently actively involved in mediation efforts in the Ukraine conflict. more