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  1. Angela Merkel in ParisClose consultations prior to the EU-Turkey summit meeting
  2. Refugees on the Balkan route“A long-term solution is needed,” says Chancellor
  3. Illegal migrationInforming refugees about the dangers involved
Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande

Angela Merkel and François Hollande agree that “unilateral solutions do not help us”.

Thomas de Maizière in North Africa Maghreb states willing to readmit citizens

On his trip to North Africa, Federal Foreign Minister Thomas de Maizière has been holding talks with representatives of the Maghreb states, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, on the return of unsuccessful asylum-seekers. All three states are willing to readmit their citizens. more

Neighbours in front of a bombed-out building in Aleppo

Ceasefire in Syria Hopes of peace rise

The German government calls on the parties to the conflict in Syria to do everything to ensure that the ceasefire that has been in place since Friday continues to hold. “First and foremost a genuine political dialogue must begin between the opposition and the regime,” declared Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. more

Chancellor Angela Merkel deep in discussion with Croatia's Prime Minister Tihomir Orešković at the Federal Chancellery

Croatia’s Premier in Berlin We must return to Schengen, says Chancellor

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Croatia’s Prime Minister Tihomir Orešković have discussed ending the policy of waving through refugees and re-establishing the Schengen Area at a meeting in Berlin. more

NATO in the Aegean A valuable contribution to the fight against human traffickers

NATO has presented details of planned activities in the Aegean to help cut the lines of illegal migration. According to these plans NATO vessels will be able to deploy in future in Turkish and Greek territorial waters. more

Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Jean-Marc Ayrault in Kyiv Fighting 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

Source: German Government

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