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Following the abduction in Berlin Another Vietnamese diplomat expelled

Following the abduction of a Vietnamese national in Germany at the beginning of August, the German government has expelled another member of staff of the Vietnamese Embassy. The abduction was an unacceptable violation of the law, in the eyes of the German government, said the federal government spokesperson in Berlin. more

Relief supplies are distributed.

Rohingya minority Humanitarian aid for people in Myanmar

In view of the disastrous situation in Myanmar and Bangladesh, the German government is supporting the region with relief measures. It is also demanding that humanitarian organisations be granted access to the people. more

Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes the new French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe.

Angela Merkel meets French Prime Minister Stepping up strategic cooperation

Germany and France intend to step up cooperation in cutting-edge fields, including chip production and robotics, reported Chancellor Angela Merkel during the inaugural visit of French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe to Berlin. They also discussed the reforms in France and migration policy. more

Referendum on Kurdish state The territorial integrity of Iraq is indispensable

The German government considers the territorial integrity of Iraq to be indispensable. It rejects any unilateral referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan region that has not been agreed on with the central government in Baghdad, stated deputy government spokesperson Georg Streiter. more

Emir visits Berlin Qatar conflict should be swiftly resolved

The Chancellor is pushing for an end to the Qatar conflict. All sides, she said, should come together around the negotiating table as soon as possible. Germany too, would like to help resolve the conflict, said Angela Merkel, following a meeting with the Emir of Qatar. more

IAA in Frankfurt/Main Automotive industry is key industry, says Merkel

Chancellor Merkel has stressed how hugely important the German automotive industry is for jobs and growth. "We know how important your sector is for our country," the Chancellor said at the start of the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main on Thursday. more

Juncker's State of the Union Address Addressing important questions on the future of the EU

The Federal Government welcomes the proposals put forward regarding the future of the European Union by the President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, Government Spokesman Steffen Seibert said. more