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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

Angela Merkel in Marseille

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron in Marseille A firm focus on the tasks facing Europe

Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron intend to consult and coordinate closely, in order to continue to drive Europe forward. To this end, Angela Merkel met Emmanuel Macron in Marseille for political talks. 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