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2015 Federal Budget Merkel: Germany Guarantees Stability

The 2015 federal budget is a turning point: for the first time in 46 years, no new debt will be incurred, said Federal Chancellor Merkel in the general debate on the federal budget. She called for a triad of a solid budget, growth-enhancing structural reforms and investments in the future.

Family businesses Investing in Germany

Family businesses are the "backbone" of the German economy, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel declared at the first European Family Business Summit. The focus of the summit was on issues of competitiveness as well as on global challenges faced by companies in Germany and Europe.

One World - Forum for the Future Breathing life into the global partnership

Federal Development Minister Gerd Müller presented the Federal Chancellor with the "Charter for the Future". It sets objectives for future development cooperation. "Our international credibility depends on whether we also live by these principles", Merkel warned.

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Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel walks through the "Courage and Reconciliation" ("Mut und Versöhnung") exhibition.

25th anniversary of Polish-German reconciliation mass 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

The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media Monika Grütters, the head of the Stiftung Kunstmuseum Bern Christoph Schäublin (l.) and the Bavarian Minister of Justice Winfried Bausback"

Schwabing Art Trove Shedding light on Nazi-looted art

The Stiftung Kunstmuseum Bern has accepted the bequest of Cornelius Gurlitt. The Federal Government, the Free State of Bavaria and the Stiftung Kunstmuseum Bern have agreed that the Schwabing Art Trove Task Force will continue to investigate the provenance of the collection’s works in order to determine which ones are Nazi-looted art. more

Departure of German Red Cross aid flight to Sierra Leone

Fight against Ebola More volunteers arrive in Liberia

Together with the German Red Cross, the Federal Armed Forces is to run an Ebola ward in Monrovia. At the start of the week more Federal Armed Forces volunteers flew to Liberia. more

German G7 Presidency Key topics for the summit announced

The G7 Summit 2015 in Schloss Elmau will focus on the global economy as well as on key issues regarding foreign, security and development policy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel presented the topics of Germany's G7 Presidency to her Cabinet. more

Attack on synagogue in Jerusalem Call for moderation in tense situation

The Federal Government emphatically condemns the attack on worshippers at a synagogue in Jerusalem, said Federal Government Spokesman Seibert. The situation is a cause of extreme concern for the Federal Government, he continued. more

Progress report on Afghanistan A lot has been achieved, but we have not yet reached our objective

The current progress report draws mixed conclusions about developments in Afghanistan. It is a stocktaking of German and international involvement and describes the current situation in the country. The Federal Cabinet has now approved the report. more