Zwickau, 4 November 2019: As of 2021 up to 330,000 electric cars are to be manufactured here every year. The Chancellor toured the plant with Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess.
The German government is taking massive steps over the next few years to make electric mobility more attractive. The record sum of 3.5 billion euros is to be invested in expanding the public charging structure.
Later in the day Angela Merkel visited a new memorial to the victims of the NSU. Ten newly planted trees and a commemorative plaque honour the memory of the ten victims killed by the right-wing extremist group.
Berlin, 6 November 2019: After the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the Chancellor was presented with the annual report of the German Council of Economic Experts.
Then Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Chancellor Angela Merkel provided a round-up of progress on the projects laid out in the coalition agreement.
Berlin, 7 November 2019: On Wednesday evening NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited the Chancellor to discuss preparations for the NATO summit in London at the beginning of December.
Berlin, 8 November 2019: Back in the Cabinet room. On Friday designated President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, paid a working visit to the Federal Chancellery.
Once all Commissioners have been confirmed, Ursula von der Leyen will take office, probably on 1 December.
The Chancellor's meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo focused on bilateral relations and topical international issues.