Turkey, Germany vow to improve strained ties
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Thursday to improve strained ties between the two countries following months-long tensions between Ankara and Berlin, APA reports quoting AA.
22:39 15 February
Merkel, SPD set Feb. 4 deadline for coalition talks
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc and Social Democratic Party (SPD) agreed on Friday to conclude coalition negotiations until Feb. 4 deadline, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
23:17 26 January
Germany freezes any decision on tanks upgrade for Turkey
Germany’s caretaker government has decided to put on hold any decision on upgrading German-made Leopard tanks in Turkey as requested by its NATO ally Ankara, APA reported citing Reuters.
17:00 25 January
Merkel defends EU-Turkey refugee agreement
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday defended the EU-Turkey refugee agreement and called for more efforts regarding the resettlement of refugees, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
01:05 18 January
Germany's Christian Democrats approve coalition deal
Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) have approved a tentative coalition deal with Social Democrats, and suggested beginning formal negotiations next week to swiftly form a “grand coalition” agreement, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
23:07 15 January
Germany, France call for acceleration of fulfillment of Minsk agreements
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron called for acceleration of fulfillment of Minsk agreement, said a statement by German government.
18:03 23 December
Merkel, SPD agree on timetable for coalition talks
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats have agreed to set Jan. 12, 2018 as the deadline for exploratory talks on building a “grand coalition” government, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
20:47 20 December
Brexit talks to move to next stage - EU
EU leaders have agreed to move Brexit talks on to the second phase but called for "further clarity" from the UK about the future relationship it wants, APA reports quoting BBC.
21:04 15 December
Brexit dominates start of EU leaders summit
A European Union leaders' summit kicked off in Brussels on Thursday with the ongoing Brexit talks the highlight of the first day, APA reports quoting AA
01:09 15 December
Merkel slams EU’s Tusk over refugee quotas
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has criticized European Council’s President Donald Tusk over his opposition to mandatory refugee quotas, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
20:32 14 December
EU to extend sanctions against Russia before yearend
The European Union will extend economic sectoral sanctions against Russia for another six months at the technical level until the end of 2017, a European diplomat told journalists in Brussels on Tuesday, APA reports quoting TASS.
23:12 12 December
Germany extends military deployments worldwide
Germany’s parliament approved on Tuesday temporarily extending military deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan and Mali, amid a prolonged political deadlock in the country after an election in September, APA reports quoting AA.
22:46 12 December
Merkel urges swift talks for German coalition
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday urged swift talks to form a stable coalition government, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
04:50 12 December
Police clear protesters as Germany's far-right AfD picks new leaders
Riot police fired water canon at protesters blocking a road outside an Alternative for Germany (AfD) congress on Saturday, as members of the far-right party gathered inside preparing to pick new leaders, APA reports quoting Reuters.
20:51 02 December
Merkel and Erdogan hold first phone call in months
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today discussed bilateral relations in their first phone conversation since tensions plunged to an all-time low this summer, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
07:07 01 December
Merkel heads to EU-Africa summit with eye on migrant issue at home
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will focus on expanding business ties and trying to regulate migration with Africa during an EU-Africa summit in Abidjan this week, as she comes under pressure at home to make progress faster on both fronts, APA reports quoting Reuters.
05:52 28 November
UK's May remains hopeful for next Brexit phase
Prime Minister Theresa May said her talks in Brussels with EU leaders on Friday took place in a “very positive atmosphere”, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
05:30 25 November
Russia’s key role in relations with Azerbaijan, Armenia ‘apparent’, says Merkel
It is apparent for the European Union (EU) that Russia plays a key role in relations with the EU Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the official opening of the EaP summit in Brussels on Friday, APA reports.
15:19 24 November
German Social Democrats under pressure to form grand coalition
The leader of Germany’s Social Democrats came under growing pressure on Thursday to drop his opposition to a new “grand coalition” with Angela Merkel’s conservatives, with senior politicians arguing the party had a duty to promote stability, APA reports quoting Reuters.
23:28 23 November
Germany's liberal party rejects coalition with Greens
Germany’s liberal Free Democrats has ruled out new talks with the Greens for a three-way coalition government, further complicating Chancellor Angela Merkel’s efforts to break the current political deadlock, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
00:24 23 November