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Chancellor Angela Merkel walks beside Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite.

Angela Merkel in Lithuania Strong partnership with the Baltic states

During her talks with the Lithuanian President, Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised the relations between the two countries. She also met with the leaders of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and visited German troops serving with the multinational NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) battlegroup. more

Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks in the German Bundestag.

Crimes in Chemnitz and Köthen Against "rabble-rousing, violence and Nazi slogans"

Following the crimes in Chemnitz and Köthen, the Chancellor has expressed her outrage and said that she has no understanding. At the same time, though, she has stressed that this cannot be an excuse for "rabble-rousing, violence or Nazi slogans". more

Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks in the German Bundestag.

Chancellor's budget speech Well equipped to face the future

Nursing care, pensions, affordable housing, infrastructure, Germany’s future in a globalised world – the government’s draft budget specifically addresses these challenges, declared Chancellor Angela Merkel in the budget debate in the German Bundestag. more

Budget debate "We want our country to move forward"

Easing the burden on families, encouraging the construction of housing, forging ahead with digitalisation – these are the focuses of the 2019 budget and the financial plan for the period up to 2022, which Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has now presented to the German Bundestag. more

Interview Heiko Maas Foreign Minister Heiko Maas: “We will take an independent decision”

"Efforts to achieve a diplomatic solution have absolute priority," said Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in an interview with the German Press Agency (dpa) on the potential involvement of the Bundeswehr in a military intervention in Syria. The German government, he added, will make all its decisions on the basis of the German Basic Law or constitution and international law. more