News: German Government

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FRANK-WALTER STEINMEIER AND JEAN-MARC AYRAULT IN KYIVFighting for progress in the reform process

Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault have urged Ukraine to press ahead with reforms. In view of the crisis of government facing the country at present, this is more important than ever. more

A police officer talks to a refugee family.

BUNDESRAT APPROVES SECOND ASYLUM PACKAGESwifter procedures, fewer families to follow asylum-seekers

Procedures for certain groups of asylum-seekers are to be speeded up, new reception facilities created and some refugees will not be able to bring in their families to Germany for a fixed period of time. more

Federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière meets with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (at right) in Kabul, Afghanistan.

AFGHAN ASYLUM-SEEKERSVoluntary return

A special flight to Kabul has returned 125 Afghan citizens required to leave Germany. Voluntary return is a very important issue. Returnees can help rebuild Afghanistan, said Federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière. more

The "Husarenhof" Hotel in Bautzen was to be used as a refugee shelter.

XENOPHOBIC INCIDENTSGerman government condems violence and rabble-rousing

The German government has roundly condemned the outbreaks of xenophobic violence in Clausnitz and Bautzen.more

EUROPEAN COUNCIL MEETING IN BRUSSELSEU reaches an agreement with the United Kingdom

The European Council has decided on extensive new regulations in order to keep the United Kingdom in the European Union. The Chancellor has welcomed the agreement. Negotiations focused at all times on unity and identifying common ground among all 28 member states. more

EXPLOSION IN ANKARAFederal Government condemns attack

Chancellor Merkel and Foreign Minister Steinmeier have expressed their shock after the attack in Turkey’s capital Ankara. “The Federal Government strongly condemns this new terrorist act”, the Chancellor emphasised. more

Source: German Federal Government
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