Merkel confirms agreement on four new zones of disengagement in Donbass
Oct20

Merkel confirms agreement on four new zones of disengagement in Donbass

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed that the Normandy Four leaders have reached an agreement at talks in Berlin on establishing four new zones of disengagement of forces in Donbass. “First steps on creating three zones of disengagement have already been made, a lot of work is ahead. Four more similar zones should be created,” Merkel told a press conference today.   Access for  OSCE observers According to...

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Merkel says hypothetical free trade zone with Russia would trigger less debate than TTIP
Oct08

Merkel says hypothetical free trade zone with Russia would trigger less debate than TTIP

On the backdrop of skepticism about possible signing of a free trade zone agreement with the United States, known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday hypothetical negotiations on a free trade zone with Russia would trigger less debates. Speaking at the Day of German Industry, Merkel noted cautiously that if the European Union were hypothetically negotiating a...

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Merkel says EU is ‘in critical condition’
Sep16

Merkel says EU is ‘in critical condition’

The European Union is in a critical situation and has to show in practice its ability to change, German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, announced today on arrival at the informal EU summit in Bratislava. “We are at a critical juncture. We need to show with actions that we can become better in security issues, the fight against terrorism, cooperation in the defense area, economic growth and labor market,” she said. Merkel noted...

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Merkel hopes Russia, US will agree on truce in Syria’s Aleppo
Sep07

Merkel hopes Russia, US will agree on truce in Syria’s Aleppo

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she expects that Russia and the United States will agree on the modalities of ceasefire in Syria’s Aleppo. “I can only hope that Russia and the US will reach progress on the issue of ceasefire that will put an end to the bombings and the sufferings of people in Aleppo,” Merkel said during the debate on the federal budget at the Bundestag. Russian President Vladimir Putin...

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Germany interested in improving relations with Russia
Jul14

Germany interested in improving relations with Russia

Germany is interested in soonest restoration of relations with Russia which soured after events in Crimea and east Ukraine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday (July 14). “However, this will require a lot of effort. This is a very complicated process,” Merkel said after talks with Kyrgyzstan’s President Almazbek Atambayev in Bishkek. The chancellor noted that all conflict situations should be resolved by...

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