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Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the state funeral for former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.

State funeral ceremony for the former Chancellor "We will miss Helmut Schmidt"

Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised Helmut Schmidt as a great statesman and an "authority" that transcends party lines and generations. His death leaves a gap, she said. She ended her address at the state funeral with the words, "Helmut Schmidt, we will miss you." more

Lignite-fired power station

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

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Finance Minister, at a press conference

G20 summit in Turkey A strong signal against terrorism

Chancellor Angela Merkel has reported that the G20 summit sent a "resolute signal" in the fight against terrorism. A wide spectrum of international cooperation is important, she said, partly to stop the flow of funds to terrorists. Angela Merkel also announced that Germany would hold the G20 presidency in 2017. more

Training troops of the Afghanistan National Army (ANA) to defuse bombs at the engineering school in Mazar-e-Sharif

Foreign mission for the Bundeswehr Mandate for Afghanistan extended

German troops will continue to be deployed in Afghanistan. The German government has extended the current mandate until 31 December 2016 and raised the ceiling on troops to 980. The decision must still be approved by the German Bundestag. more

A dried up river bed near São Paulo in Brazil

G20 on climate action Climate action is the task of the century

Shortly before the UN Climate Change Conference, the G20 states meeting in Antalya have agreed on an ambitious climate target. "After protracted negotiations, it was finally agreed to adopt the target of keeping global warming down to a rise of less than 2°C," reported Chancellor Angela Merkel. more

Angela Merkel interviewed on German television (ZDF) Chancellor calls for the EU's external borders to be better protected

"In an interview on the refugee crisis broadcast on Germany’s ZDF television channel, the Chancellor has called for the EU’s external borders to be better protected. She has also rejected a ceiling on refugee numbers. more

Official recognition of professional qualifications Application procedures simplified for Europeans

The German government has decided to simplify and speed up the recognition of professional qualifications of migrants from other EU member states and the European Economic Area. The German Bundestag has passed the amended Professional Qualifications Assessment Act. more

Special European Council meeting in Malta EU plans summit meeting with Turkey

An EU-Turkey summit is to be held soon to discus further cooperation on refugee-related matters, announced Chancellor Angela Merkel following an informal meeting of the EU heads of state and government in in Valletta. Meetings are also planned with Jordan and Lebanon. more