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Chancellor Angela Merkel at the lectern in the German Bundestag

General debate in the German Bundestag The budget is about intergenerational justice

In the budget debate in the German Bundestag, the Chancellor has explained why it is right not to run up any new debt. She believes that the "unsettling news from around the world" is a special challenge. Germany will be engaging in this context, she said. more

French President Emmanuel Macron was awarded the Charlemagne Prize in Aachen.

Charlemagne Prize goes to Emmanuel Macron Enthusiasm for Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron has been awarded the Charlemagne Prize in the Coronation Hall of Aachen’s Town Hall. He received the prize in recognition of his vision of a new Europe. "Your enthusiasm, your dedication and your courage are infectious," said Chancellor Angela Merkel, honouring the French prize-winner. more

Migration New rules for the immigration of foreigners joining family members

Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer welcomes the Cabinet’s decision to adopt new legislation on the immigration of foreigners joining family members already in Germany. more

Iran's nuclear programme Upholding the nuclear agreement

Even after the withdrawal of the USA from the nuclear agreement with Iran, the heads of state and government of France, the United Kingdom and Germany intend to uphold the agreement. Federal government spokesperson Steffen Seibert reported that Germany regretted the decision of the US President. more