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Angela Merkel at the dialogue forum Research for health and the world's oceans

The Presidents of the national academies of science of the G7 states have presented Chancellor Angela Merkel with statements on the most important research issues relating to the G7 agenda. The scientific and research community is urgently needed in the fight against disease and in the field of environmental protection, said Angela Merkel. more

Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt welcomes the Chancellor.

Angela Merkel in Denmark Continuing to build bridges between neighbours

Germany and Denmark are cooperating closely to resolve European and global problems, said Chancellor Angela Merkel after her meeting with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. more

Helpers pull survivors from the sea.

Refugee tragedy in Mediterranean "Further loss of life must be prevented," says Chancellor

The German government and the European Commission want to prevent any more loss of life in the Mediterranean. Action must be taken to fight the traffickers, but also to tackle the situations that force people to flee their homes in the first place said the Chancellor in Berlin. more

Chancellor Angela Merkel, Federal President Joachim Gauck and guests at the memorial service for the victims of the plane crash in the Alps on 24  March 2015

Memorial service for the victims of the plane crash United in grief and pain

At a memorial service in Cologne Cathedral families and friends, and representatives of the federal and state governments have paid their last respects to the victims of the plane crash. Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal President Joachim Gauck also attended. more

Consultations on Ukraine Stepping up the political process

Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has met for consultations with his counterparts from France, Ukraine and Russia regarding the implementation of the Minsk agreements. In spite of a certain lull, it is too early to "give the all clear" he said, speaking in Berlin. more

Germany in dialogue "We are curious"

The Chancellor has opened the national dialogue in Berlin with Federal Economic Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel. "Have the courage to accept diversity," were the parting words of the Chancellor to the organisers of dialogue events up and down the country. more

Franco-German Council of Ministers France and Germany stand united

German Federal Chancellor Merkel, French President Hollande and several cabinet members have met in Berlin for the Franco-German Council of Ministers. Both countries had come closer together in the last three months, said Merkel. This was reflected in the agenda. more

G7 dialogue with trade unions Decent work around the world

Chancellor Angela Merkel intends to discuss working conditions around the globe with trade union representatives. The watchword of the G7 trade union dialogue forum is "Decent work worldwide – a business model for the future". more