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Ukraine: EU to discuss further sanctions for Russia

29 August 2014 | Federal Government, German Embassy London
German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Ukraine

The EU member states plan to discuss further sanctions for Russia at a special summit in Brussels on 30 August, announced German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.

Western Balkans Conference in Berlin: commitment to EU prospects

29 August 2014 | German Embassy London
Western Balkans Conference in Berlin

On 28 August, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier received the Foreign Ministers of eight Balkan states and Štefan Füle, the European Commissioner for Enlargement, in Berlin for the Conference on the Western Balkans.

Iraq: Germany to decide on arms supplies by Sunday

28 August 2014 | Ministry of Defence, Federal Government
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, 20 August 2014

Germany is willing to provide the Kurds in northern Iraq with arms and ammunition. The government will decide on arms supplies by 31 August, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel in an interview. She will give a government statement in the German Bundestag on 1 September.

Steinmeier on Gaza: "Long-term solutions needed"

27 August 2014 | Federal Foreign Office
Chancellor Angela Merkel, Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen, and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin on 27 August.

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has welcomed an open-ended ceasefire in the Middle East, which took effect on Tuesday evening. Now it is important that negotiations continue, Steinmeier said in a statement on 27 August.

German government announces measures to support EU migrants and curb benefit abuse

27 August 2014 | German Embassy London

The German government has announced further support for municipalities and cities disproportionately affected by an influx of EU migrants. In addition, new measures were proposed to prevent the abuse of social security systems.