The fight against anti-Semitism and xenophobia is the “deepest concern” of the federal government, said Merkel.
The regional elections in Germany did not bring sensations, although they were close to this. The agony of the ruling parties in the country, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) continues.
It has been 16 years since the beginning of the war in Iraq, but Germany is still adamant in its desire not to participate in hostilities. On the eve of the German Chancellor responded with another "Nein" at the request of the Pentagon.
Germany responded to France's proposals for a radical reform of the European Union. The key point is that the Germans will not let the French get into their pockets and do not want the EU to become a centralized super-state.
In Brussels ended a tense meeting of the EU Permanent Representatives. It was stressful not only for them, but also for those whose fate they decided - Nord Stream 2, Gazprom and Russia.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier stuck with the German delegation in Ethiopia because of a malfunction of a government plane, Chancellor Angela Merkel for the same reason was late for the last G20 summit in Argentina.