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Poles demonstrate against the judicial reform; some are carrying EU flags.

Judicial reform in Poland A chance for the rule of law

On Monday, government spokesperson Ulrike Demmer stated that the German government will not be commenting on the announcement made by Poland’s President Andrzej Duda, that he would veto the judicial reform bills in Poland. It could, however, offer a chance for further discussions. more

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Emmanuel Macron at the press conference on the Franco-German Council of Ministers

Franco-German Council of Ministers We must take charge of Europe's destiny, says Chancellor

Franco-German cooperation is to be stepped up with new élan, declared Chancellor Angela Merkel following the Franco-German Council of Ministers. Many beacon projects already exist. more

Chancellor Angela Merkel with other participants of the Fourth Western Balkans Summit in Trieste, as they gather for a family photo at the harbour

Western Balkans Summit Working together for positive development

Along with other EU member states, Germany trusts that the six Western Balkan states will continue to move closer to the European Union. The future of the Western Balkans lies in the European Union, says the declaration by the Italian Chair. more

Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks in Strasbourg at the European Ceremny of Honour for Helmut Kohl.

European Ceremony of Honour for Helmut Kohl Farewell to a great European

At a European Ceremony of Honour in Strasbourg, the Chancellor has described former Chancellor Helmut Kohl as "a world statesmen who was a man of the people". The ceremony in Strasbourg was followed by a funeral procession in Ludwigshafen in Germany. A requiem mass was then held for the former Chancellor in Speyer Cathedral. more

Estonian and EU flags

EU Presidency changes hands Estonia assumes Presidency of the Council of the European Union

On 1 July Estonia will assume the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The focus of the coming six months will be on achieving an open and innovative European economy, a secure and protected Europe, digitalisation and sustainability. more