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German government achieves surplus of €16.1 billion

1 September 2014 | Destatis
Skyline of Frankfurt

Net lending of general government amounted to €16.1 billion in the first half of 2014, according to provisional results of the Federal Statistical Office. When measured as a percentage of the gross domestic product at current prices, this results in a ratio of +1.1%.

Germany delivers military equipment to northern Iraq to support fight against IS terrorists

1 September 2014 | German Embassy London
Ursula von der Leyen and Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Germany will not only deliver humanitarian aid to northern Iraq, but also military equipment to aid the fight against IS, the terror group formerly known as Isis, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen announced on 31 August 2014.

NATO Summit Wales 2014

1 September 2014 | German Embassy London
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in the Bundestag, 3 July 2014

On 4 and 5 September, a German delegation headed by Chancellor Angela Merkel and also including Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Defence Minister von der Leyen will attend the NATO summit in Wales.

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.