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Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a press conference following the Western Balkans Summit

EU-Western Balkans Summit European prospects for the Western Balkan states

"All these countries have clear prospects of accession to the European Union," said the Chancellor at the end of the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Sofia. Before accession, however, some reforms are still needed, regarding the rule of law to give one example. more

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

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