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Chancellor Angela Merkel and Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Iceland's Prime Minister walk together through the Federal Chancellery.

Iceland's Prime Minister in Berlin Close relations with Iceland based on trust

Bilateral relations between Germany and Iceland are not in the spotlight every day. But they are "longer-standing and based on greater trust than we might sometimes think," said Chancellor Angela Merkel during the visit of Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir to the Federal Chancellery. more

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mateusz Morawiecki, Polish Prime Minister, at a joint press conference

The Chancellor in Warsaw For a common Europe agenda

The second official foreign trip of the re-elected Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken her to Warsaw. Poland is Germany’s immediate neighbour and a close ally. The two countries aim to work together for a stronger Europe. more

Angela Merkel's first foreign trip after her re-election took her to Paris.

The Chancellor in Paris Finding common paths for Europe

By June, Germany and France aim to achieve an agreement in principle on eurozone reform, and on matter such as the EU’s asylum policy. When she met with French President Emmanuel Macron, Chancellor Angela Merkel said, "We must achieve results by June." more

In the German Bundestag Angela Merkel re-elected Chancellor

The German Bundestag has re-elected Angela Merkel Chancellor. In the first round of voting, she won 364 of 692 votes cast. Angela Merkel accepted the result of the vote. more

Syria conflict Immediate ceasefire essential

The German government has once again condemned the Syrian regime’s massive attacks on Eastern Ghouta. This is a violation of the ceasefire called for by the UN Security Council, said federal government spokesperson Steffen Seibert. There must not be another full-scale expulsion of entire sections of the population, he said. more

Nerve agent attack in the United Kingdom Russia must establish clarity

France, Germany, the USA and the United Kingdom have issued a joint statement deploring the nerve agent attack in Salisbury. They call on Russia to address all questions related to the attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal. more