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In the wake of the attacks in Paris Support in the fight against terrorism

The German government intends to provide military support for France in the fight against the so-called IS – in the fields of protection, reconnaissance and logistics, announced Federal Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen and Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. At the same time efforts are being made to achieve progress with a political process. more

Refugees wait to be registered in Passau.

Refugee policy Common European contingents

In its refugee policy, the German government will continue to work for a European solution. To reduce inward migration into Germany, all EU states are called on to act, said deputy government spokesperson Georg Streiter. more

A map showing Turkey and Syria

Incident at the border between Turkey and Syria Preventing further escalation

The German government has expressed its concern after the Turkish air force shot down a Russian military jet. Chancellor Angela Merkel warned against any further escalation of the conflict in Syria. The aim must be to form a broad alliance and consistently fight the terrorism of the so-called Islamic State. more

Angela Merkel promises support Solidarity with France

At the Place de la République in Paris, the Chancellor has paid tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks on 13 November. At the same time, Angela Merkel stressed that Germany will give France whatever support it requests. The so-called Islamic State must be fought. more

Cabinet adopts Report on Climate Action Programme Germany will achieve its climate targets

The Cabinet has adopted the 2015 Climate Action Report. This report is published once a year by the German government to provide information about the implementation status of the Climate Action Programme. It is based on regular monitoring. more