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Chancellor Angela Merkel and Denis Zvizdić, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina Western Balkans: strengthening European perspectives

Germany will remain an important partner for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chancellor Angela Merkel assured Denis Zvizdić, Chairman of the country’s Council of Ministers. The two countries intend to step up their already close cooperation to address illegal migration. more

Angela Merkel and Pedro Sánchez at the press conference

Angela Merkel in Spain Acting in concert for Europe

"We Europeans are only strong if we work together to resolve the questions of the future," Chancellor Angela Merkel reasserted at a meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez in Andalusia. The most important topic discussed was migration policy. more

Baden-Württemberg, Reutlingen: A bus arrives at the bus station.

Model towns and cities Clear air - good transport concepts help

Five model towns and cities aim to improve air quality swiftly and effectively by making local public transport more attractive. Federal Minister for the Environment Svenja Schulze and Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer announced the plans jointly with the model communities. more

A family with three children look through a window.

Child benefit for citizens of other EU states Entitlement to child benefit is generally valid

EU citizens who work or live in Germany, generally receive standard German child benefit for their children, even if the children live in their home country. This fact has triggered debate over abuse of the child benefit system. But the situation is not as dramatic as it is sometimes portrayed. more