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Two men clear away the remains of broken window panes following riots during the G20 summit in Hamburg.

Compensation for victims of G20 riots Swift and unbureaucratic assistance

Following the violent clashes on the margins of the G20 summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Hamburg’s First Mayor Olaf Scholz promised swift and unbureaucratic compensation for all those having sustained damage. more

Demonstrators in front of Warsaw’s Parliament building

Judicial reform in Poland Safeguarding a well-functioning state under the rule of law

Chancellor Merkel spoke on Tuesday with Polish President Duda about current policy issues, government spokesperson Seibert announced. Rule of law issues were raised, in addition to the G20 summit and President Trump's visit to Poland. more

A NATO handout shows an AWACS reconnaissance aircraft at the airport of the Konya advanced military base.

NATO AWACS deployment in Turkey Visit by members of the Bundestag postponed

Turkey has asked to postpone an already approved trip by members of the German Bundestag to the NATO base in Konya. Talks are now being held with Turkey on all levels, including through NATO, government spokesperson Seibert said on Monday. more

Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies A courageous fighter for civil rights

Chancellor Angela Merkel has conveyed her condolences on the death of the Chinese human rights activist Lui Xiaobo. She praised his lifetime achievements and described him as a courageous fighter for civil rights and freedom of opinion. more

Western Balkans Summit Working together for positive development

Along with other EU member states, Germany trusts that the six Western Balkan states will continue to move closer to the European Union. The future of the Western Balkans lies in the European Union, says the declaration by the Italian Chair. more

The outcomes of the G20 summit Tangible progress made

The G20 format has proved its worth, within the scope of both formal and informal talks, said federal government spokesperson Steffen Seibert, following the G20 summit. "Tangible progress" was made on issues relating to global health, the G20 Africa Partnership and on measures to empower women. more