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Walter Lindner, the German government's Commissioner in the battle against the Ebola epidemic

Ebola "The last mile is the most difficult"

The German government’s Ebola Commissioner hopes that the epidemic will continue to abate. There is a real chance that by the middle of the year we could be seeing no new infections, said Lindner. At the same time he warned, "We cannot know how the epidemic will develop." We must not let up in the battle against Ebola. more

The French President François Hollande welcomes Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Elysee Palace.

The Chancellor in Paris Working together for Europe

After her meeting with French President François Hollande, Chancellor Angela Merkel reported that their discussions had been in-depth and had gone well beyond the framework of the G7 Presidency. They looked at the extension of aid to Greece and at the situation in Ukraine. "Every effort is worthwhile," said Angela Merkel. more

Chancellor Angela Merkel during a private audience with Pope Francis

Angela Merkel in Rome Private audience with Pope Francis

Pope Francis has received Chancellor Angela Merkel for a private audience. Their meeting looked at the agenda for Germany's G7 Presidency. In Rome Chancellor Angela Merkel met Church representatives and members of the scientific and academic community. more

Angela Merkel at the Munich Security Conference Respecting international law

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, the Chancellor has underscored the importance of the international community in mastering the challenges facing us. With regard to the Ukraine crisis she declared, "We want to forge security in Europe with Russia, not against Russia." more

Angela Merkel in the USA "We stand for the same principles"

The Chancellor has made it quite plain that Germany and the USA will not let themselves be divided by the crisis in Ukraine. "We stand for the same principles of territorial integrity," said Angela Merkel after her meeting with President Obama. She does not see any military solution to the Ukraine conflict. They also discussed the global economy. more

Angela Merkel in Budapest Appreciating the role of civil society

In Hungary, the Chancellor has underscored the importance of civil society. In a democracy it is important to appreciate the role of the opposition, of civil society and of the media, she said after a meeting with the Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Economic relations and the Ukraine crisis were also on the agenda. more

Execution of Egyptian Copts German government condemns barbaric act of terrorism

Chancellor Angela Merkel has conveyed her condolences to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and expressed her horror at the execution of Egyptian Copts by IS. Federal government spokesperson Steffen Seibert reaffirmed that, in the face of this barbaric terrorism, the world must stand together against IS. more