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International peace missions More German police officers for UN missions

The government is to expand its engagement in terms of the number of police officers it provides for important UN missions. German contingents are to be doubled in South Sudan and Mali, while German police officers are to be seconded to Somalia and Haiti for the first time in an effort to support peace processes in these countries. more

Refugees at Munich's central railway station wait for a medical check-up

Fighting the root causes of migration "Not all problems can be solved in Germany"

The refugee crisis "will radically change our politics and set new priorities," said Chancellor Angela Merkel at a presentation of prizes in the Federal Chancellery. She stressed that the root causes of the problem must be addressed above all. more

A sign bearing the message "Ebola treatment centre"

New York: "We must ensure a healthy future" Angela Merkel calls for reform of the World Health Organization

At a meeting held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Chancellor has called for an extensive reform of the World Health Organization (WHO), to ensure that the international community is better equipped in future to address crises like the Ebola outbreak. more

Emissions tests manipulated "Complete transparency" demanded

The Chancellor has called on Volkswagen to ensure a full investigation and "absolute transparency" regarding the alleged rigging of emissions tests. Other Cabinet ministers too have stated that they expect a swift, full and complete investigation on the part of the car manufacturer. more

Angela Merkel for the free trade agreement "TTIP is a fantastic opportunity"

A free trade agreement between the EU and the USA is an indispensable foundation on which to build prosperity, growth and competitiveness in Germany and Europe. At the TTIP congress of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, Chancellor Angela Merkel called for support for the transatlantic project. more

G7 Presidency No success without equality

Women must play a bigger role in politics, business and society. This was the conclusion reached by German Chancellor Merkel at the G7 dialogue forum with women from around the world. Merkel invited women from business, science and research and civil society to participate in the dialogue on 16 and 17 September more