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 US President Donald Trump and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, speak about trading relations at a press conference held in the White House's Rose Garden.

Transatlantic economic relations The two sides move closer together in trade conflict

The German government welcomes the fact that the EU and the USA have moved closer together in the trade conflict. In Washington D.C. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and President Donald Trump agreed that no new tariffs would be imposed while negotiations are ongoing. The threatened tariffs on imported vehicles have thus been averted for the time being. more

Chancellor Angela Merkel during a session at the NATO summit

NATO summit in Brussels "Together we are stronger"

Following the summit in Brussels, Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed the need for a very fundamental discussion. "Speaking for Germany, I made it clear that we must do more and that we have been doing more in recent times – the trend has already been reversed." more

Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's Prime Minister at a press conference on the Western Balkans Summit

Western Balkans Summit Deepening relations - offering perspectives

A stable and robustly developing region in the Western Balkans is important to the German government and to the European Union, stressed Chancellor Angela Merkel following the Western Balkans Summit in London. The summit generated progress: the Western Balkan states intend, for instance, to establish a science and research foundation. more

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel in conversation with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

Merkel meets Orbán Important partner in protecting external borders

During the Hungarian Prime Minister’s visit, the Chancellor emphasised Hungary’s importance in protecting the external Schengen borders. At the same time, Merkel appealed for humanity in dealing with migrants. "Isolation" is not the way forward. more

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Merkel receives May Close cooperation despite Brexit

Germany and the United Kingdom should "remain closely connected", even after the country leaves the EU. This was emphasised by Federal Chancellor Merkel during a visit by British Prime Minister May in Berlin. The negotiations are now entering a decisive phase. more

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