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Merkel and Steinmeier: Russia must cooperate or face implementation of susbtantial sanctions

23 July 2014 | German Embassy London
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, June 2014

On 23 July, German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her support for the conclusion reached by the Foreign Affairs Council meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels the day before, attended by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The ministers agreed that a substantial package of sanctions would be implemented should Russia fail to fulfil demands for cooperation swiftly and completely.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel offers condolences to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak

23 July 2014 | Federal Government, German Embassy London
Merkel in late March 2014

On the morning of 23 July, German Chancellor Angela Merkel telephoned Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to offer her condolences both to the Malaysian people and to the Prime Minister himself, who lost a close relative in the crash.

White House Chief of Staff McDonough and Head of German Federal Chancellery Altmaier in Berlin

Jul 23, 2014 | Federal Government, German Embassy London
US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in March 2014

Following a telephone conversation between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama on 15 July, Head of the German Federal Chancellery Peter Altmaier met with his US counterpart, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, in Berlin on 22 July to discuss issues regarding bilateral relations and future cooperation.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier condemns anti-Semitism

Jul 23, 2014 | Federal Foreign Office, German Embassy London
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at a press conference in Berlin earlier this year

On 22 July, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier released a joint statement with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, condemning recent anti-Semitic incidents in Europe and saying that these incidents "have no place in our societies."

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on MH17 disaster and situation in Ukraine

22 July 2014 | German Embassy London
German Foreign Minister Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier speaks to journalists at the EU foreign ministers' meeting in Brussels, 22 July 2014

On 22 July, ahead of a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier made a statement on the MH17 disaster and the current situation in Ukraine, saying that Russia "has not fulfilled its obligations as we would wish", and calling for "increased pressure."