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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.

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.

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.

Crisis in Ukraine Pushing ahead for a diplomatic solution

The Federal Government is leaving nothing untried in talks with Russia to find a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Ukraine. Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier travelled to Kiev and Moscow to assess opportunities for a de-escalation of the situation. Previously, the Federal Chancellor had explained the Federal Government’s position on the conflict in Ukraine during her trip to Australia.

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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 (foundation of the Museum of Fine Arts 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

The logo of the G7 Summit 2015 in Schloss Elmau

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

Children in Afghanistan, soldiers in the background

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

Foreign deployment of the Federal Armed Forces New mandate for Afghanistan

The Federal Armed Forces is to remain in Afghanistan even after the end of its military deployment there. From January 2015 up to 850 soldiers will take part in the Nato-North Atlantic Treaty Organization-led Resolute Support Mission. This was decided by resolution of the Federal Cabinet. more

The Chancellor's travels Strengthening relations with New Zealand

Germany and New Zealand want to work more closely together in the areas of industry, science and climate protection, according to a statement issued by Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister John Key. Following her visit to Auckland, Merkel travelled on to Brisbane for the G20Summit. more

25th anniversary of the peaceful revolution and the fall of the Berlin Wall That night changed our lives, says Chancellor

It was an amazing feeling to walk across the Bornholm Bridge into the western part of Berlin for the first time, said Chancellor Angela Merkel in her video podcast to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. She had waited 35 years to have this feeling of freedom. more