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Guarantee framework for Ukraine "Both sides must do their bit"

In Kyiv the Chancellor has called for initiatives from both sides to bring about a peaceful solution to the conflict in Ukraine. "No one side can achieve peace alone," she declared in a joint statement to the press with President Petro Poroshenko. She pledged half a billion euros in German loan guarantees.

ISIS terror Aid for Iraq

Germany is prepared, in principle, to supply arms and ammunition to the Kurds in northern Iraq, explained Federal Minister of Defence von der Leyen and Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier in Berlin. Which goods can be provided sensibly and responsibly is currently being examined, they added.

Federal Chancellor’s trip to Latvia Solidarity with Baltic partner

During her visit to Riga, Federal Chancellor Merkel assured Latvia of Germany’s support in matters of security. The Baltic States are following tensions with Russia regarding Eastern Ukraine with growing concern.

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Employees of GEKA association specialised in the disposal of chemical warfare agents and hazardous military waste) wearing protective overalls demonstrate how a dummy container with potential chemical weapons is taken out of a transport container.

Syria conflict Milestone in the fight against chemical weapons

Destruction of Syrian chemical weapons has been successfully concluded. Residual material has been under way to Munster subject to German escort since Wednesday. A state-owned specialist firm awaits there to completely incinerate these substances. Foreign Minister Steinmeier speaks of a "remarkable performance". more

Federal Chancellor speaks with economists at the Meeting of Nobel Laureates.

Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences Bridge between theory and practice

Federal Chancellor Merkel opened the 5th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Seventeen winners of the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and 460 young economists from 80 countries met to discuss economic issues. Chancellor Merkel invited the attendees: Speak clearly as scholars. more

Statement issued by the Chancellor German government condemns anti-Semitism

The Chancellor has issued a statement in which she condemns utterly the outbreaks of violence and anti-Semitic rhetoric during demonstrations against the Middle East conflict. Federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière confirmed that ‘red lines’ had been crossed. more

20 July - commemorating resistance fighters 70 years after the attempted assassination of Hitler

The German government has commemorated resistance to the National Socialist regime. Seventy years ago Graf von Stauffenberg and his fellow conspirators attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler. The dictator survived and had the resistance fighters executed. more

Chancellor's Press Conference "A lot has already been achieved"

The reform of the Renewable Energy Sources Act, the minimum wage, the pensions package, an increase in funding for education and infrastructure in Germany – Chancellor Angela Merkel took positive stock of the work of the grand coalition to date. more

European Research Area Open labour market for researchers

Researchers should be able to work anywhere in Europe and share their knowledge and findings. To this end the German Cabinet has adopted a strategy for the European Research Area, making Germany a pioneer in the European Union. more