Contents tagged with Merkel

  • Merkel does not believe that ruling coalition of Germany will fall apart because of dispute over immigrants

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel does not believe that the ruling coalition in Germany will fall apart due to disagreements between the parties (the Christian Democratic and Christian Social Unions and the Social Democratic Party of Germany) on the issue of combating illegal immigration. She stated this on Thursday after a meeting in Berlin with the prime ministers of the federal states of Germany.

    The Chancellor stressed that even more effort should be concentrated on the implementation of the …

  • Merkel not convinced by Trump’s arguments regarding Russia and the G7

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s arguments about Russia returning to the G8 were unconvincing, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a broadcast on television station ARD.

    “I cannot say exactly what motivated him (Trump)…Of course, we asked him, but the answer was not convincing,” Merkel said.

    According to her, the American leader said that “Russia plays an important role in matters of war and peace, which, of course, is indisputable,” but in the G7 format are “governments that share …

  • Merkel: Allies will support and protect Ukraine’s sovereignty

    Foreign allies will continue to make efforts to speed up the process of restoring Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity no matter how long it takes, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her speech in Aachen, Germany, Ukrinform reports."We know that it often takes a long time to solve international conflicts but we will continue our efforts to ensure the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” she assured at the annual ceremony to present the Charlemagne Prize to …

  • Merkel: Europe cannot rely on US military assistance

    Europe can no longer rely on military assistance from the US, German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes, as reported by Interfax.

    According to her, the countries of Europe need to see to their defense independently.

    “It is no longer the case that the US will simply protect us. It’s time for Europeans to take their fate into their own hands,” she said during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in the German city of Aachen.

    According to the German Chancellor, there are major global …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko meets with Merkel and Macron in Germany

    On Thursday May 10, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron met in the German city of Aachen. The key topics of the trilateral negotiations were sanctions against Russia, the implementation of the Minsk agreements, and the matter of peacekeepers in the Donbas.

    At the meeting, the heads of state discussed the possibility of placing new sanctions on Russia for holding illegal elections in annexed Crimea.

    “Obviously we spoke …

  • Media: Merkel invited Trump to visit his ancestral homeland in Germany

    During a meeting with US President Donald Trump on Friday, German Chancellor Angela President Trump to visit the homeland of his ancestors, the village of Kallstadt in the federal state of the Rhineland-Palatinate from where his grandparents emigrated in the 19th century, Bild reported on Sunday with reference to sources in the German delegation.

    According to the publication, this was Merkel’s way of reminding Trump that he has a special bond with Germany. In addition, she presented to the …

  • Merkel and Trump discuss Ukraine during their meeting

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated she and US President Donald Trump discussed the state of Ukraine during a recent conference, Ukrinform reports.

    “Of course, we talked about Ukraine, which is where we work very closely together in regard to Russia’s actions concerning the occupation of Crimea and the situation in the east of Ukraine,” Merkel stated.

    Merkel stated that she is pleased with the fact that the U.S. administration works very closely on this issue with its partners, which …

  • Merkel and Putin discuss Syria and Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin held telephone talks on Tuesday, April 16, during which they discussed the situation in Syria, Ukraine, and Nord Stream 2.

    The politicians agreed on the need to focus on the political process to resolve the "long-standing bloody conflict" in Syria, German official Steffen Seibert said.

    In the conversation, Putin "pointed out once again that the actions taken by a group of Western countries that committed an act of aggression …

  • Merkel stresses importance of preserving gas transit through Ukraine

    At a joint press conference with President Petro Poroshenko, While referring to the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, German Chancellor Angela Merkel noted that she considers it important to preserve the transit of gas through Ukraine.

    "We spoke about this subject in detail, and, of course, I listened carefully to Ukraine’s concerns. Yesterday during a conversation with the Russian president, I said that it cannot be the case that Nord Stream 2 means Ukraine no longer has any …

  • Poroshenko, Merkel, Macron to meet in Germany in May

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron plan to meet in May in the German city of Aachen, Mrs. Merkel announced at a briefing on April 10.

    “The Ukrainian President will be in Aachen and we might have a meeting,” she said to journalists regarding the possibility of a meeting in the Normandy Four format in Aachen. “We’ve already discussed this. Mr. Macron will be there too, and myself. But this of course will not be a meeting of …