• May 31, 2016 | Press and Information Office of the Federal Government | France and Germany Mark 100th Anniversary of Battle of Verdun

    WWI Battle of Verdun Centenary Commemorations

    Verdun is synonymous with the inhumanity and the senselessness of war per se, Chancellor Merkel said at the memorial ceremony at the World War I battle site. At the same time Verdun is a symbol of our yearning for peace, our need to overcome enmity and to achieve Franco-German reconciliation.

    Memorial Ceremony
  • May 27, 2016 | Germany.info | Merkel: G7 Summit in Japan a Success

    G7 Summit in Japan

    Chancellor Merkel called the two-day G7 Summit in Japan a success as leaders used the meeting to discuss strengthening the global economy and also addressed the refugee crisis, fighting terrorism, sanctions against Russia, and equality and access to jobs for women.

    G7 Summit in Japan
  • May 24, 2016 | Press and Information Office of the Federal Government | Chancellor Merkel Attends World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul

    Chancellor Merkel and President Erdogan

    The Chancellor called for strict respect for international law and for a global consensus on better networking emergency aid to respond to natural disasters, crises and war.

    World Humanitarian Summit
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