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Chancellor Angela Merkel shows representatives of the business community the Cabinet room.

G7 business associations at the Federal Chancellery Working for high standards worldwide

She is delighted that the business community advocates compliance with the OECD standards for corporate social responsibility worldwide, said Chancellor Angela Merkel. In the run-up to the G7 summit she met with the presidents of the largest business associations of the G7 states to discuss social and environmental principles in world trade. more

Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue.

Petersberg Climate Dialogue Germany increases funding for climate action

Germany is to provide more support for the poorest countries of the world, to help them cope with the consequences of climate change, announced Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin. more

Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the opening of the World Health Assembly in Geneva

World Health Assembly Joining forces to tackle epidemics

"Health is a human right," stressed Chancellor Angela Merkel at the World Health Assembly in Geneva. This makes it all the more urgent to draw up a global disaster response plan to tackle epidemics. Health is also one of the priorities of Germany's G7 Presidency. more

Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks and French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius at a press conference before the 6th Petersberg Climate Dialogue

Petersberg Climate Dialogue Climate change mitigation is our "moral duty"

Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks has called on the international community to step up its efforts in the field of climate action. Climate change mitigation is not a luxury, she said at the start of the 6th Petersberg Climate Dialogue. It is an investment in health and prosperity. more

François Hollande visits Angela Merkel Paris Climate Change Conference must succeed

Germany and France are pulling together on climate policy. Both nations aim to have a binding climate agreement adopted at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, said Angela Merkel during the visit of the French President. They also discussed the implementation of the agreements on Ukraine. more

Refugee crisis in the Mediterranean Joint mission to save refugees

Chancellor Angela Merkel has pointed to Germany’s humanitarian efforts in the Mediterranean. Germany is doing its bit to rescue refugees in distress at sea, she said. Angela Merkel added that all action against human traffickers must be in line with international law. more

Petro Poroshenko in Berlin Assistance on the road to peace

The German government intends to support Ukraine on its path to economic reform and to help de-escalate the tense military situation in the country, Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged President Petro Poroshenko before their bilateral talks in Berlin. more