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Press conference given by Chancellor Angela Merkel and Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel

Angela Merkel meets with Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Bringing Europe closer to the people

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel reasserted their intention to get the people more involved in the discussion over Europe’s future, during their talks in the run-up to the informal meeting of the European Council on Friday. more

Mark Rutte in Berlin Discussing Europe

The Chancellor expected her meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to result in "intensive discussion", she said in advance of talks. The focus was on European issues, when the two heads of government met, only a few days before the informal meeting of the European Council this Friday. more

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the British Prime Minister Theresa May walk into the Federal Chancellery, framed by the British and EU flags.

Theresa May at the Federal Chancellery Finding a fair balance with the United Kingdom

At a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May in Berlin, the Chancellor expressed her optimism with regard to the Brexit negotiations. It is possible to find a fair balance, she said, between the negotiating position of the EU27 and the United Kingdom. more

Chancellor Angela  Merkel in conversation with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki

Poland's Prime Minister in Berlin "We must strengthen common ground"

In the fields of economic and defence policy, Germany and Poland intend to cooperate closely. The two countries also intend to work together to address the root causes of displacement, stressed the Chancellor, when the Polish Prime Minister visited Berlin. more

Paolo Gentiloni and Angela Merkel meet for talks at the Federal Chancellery.

Paolo Gentiloni in Berlin Working together for Europe

Germany and Italy intend to continue cooperating closely within the framework of Europe. In future the focus must be on addressing the challenges facing us, including migration, defence and innovation, declared Chancellor Angela Merkel, following her meeting with Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Berlin. more