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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.

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.

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.

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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

Soldiers on patrol with  machine guns.

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

Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan's Prime Minister visits Berlin Stepping up economic cooperation

Bilateral relations were the main focus of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s meeting with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The Chancellor welcomed the close contacts that have been established between the governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan in the fight against terrorism. more

Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel unterhält sich mit US-Präsident Barack Obama und Großbritanniens Premierminister David Cameron.

Results of the G20 Summit Stimulus for the global econ

In Brisbane, the G20 heads of state and government have agreed on a package of measures to boost economic growth and improve climate protection. Federal Chancellor Merkel thanks the hosts for a very successful summit, which, she said, has made these results possible. more

25 years after the Berlin Wall fell Hundreds of thousands of people celebrate freedom

More than 300,000 visitors, a spectacular lights show and rousing music from a line-up of big names – the party made waves well beyond the city limits of Berlin. With the motto "The Courage to be Free" the festivities remembered all those people whose resolute and tenacious protests paved the way for the fall of the Berlin Wall. 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

Eastern Partnership Forging closer links to Eastern Europe

The Cabinet has approved the bills relating to the Association Agreements between the European Union and Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. They create a free trade area and step up economic relations between the three states and the European Union. Cooperation in the fields of liberty, security and the legal system too is strengthened. more

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