Angela Merkel

Erdoğan, Merkel discuss COVID-19

The president of Turkey and chancellor of Germany discussed the current state of the fight against the novel coronavirus on April 24 in a phone call.

Bilateral issues and steps to be taken in the aftermath of the pandemic were also on the agenda during the call between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Vucic: "We offered assistance to EU; Serbia is committed to the European path" LIVE

"Serbia is extremely grateful to the EU for financial assistance and any other kind of solidarity, not only since we have been fighting the coronavirus, but also in the period when we fought against the effects of the floods and then COVID-19," President Vucic said at the beginning of his address.
He said Serbia is offering assistance to EU countries.

Australia Calls for an International Investigation into the Coronavirus Pandemic

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is trying to secure support for an international investigation into the pandemic of the new coronavirus, Reuters reported.

Morrison discussed the issue over the phone with the presidents of the United States and France, Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, his office reported.

Unprecedented ‘toilet paper crisis’ is striking Germany: Op-ed

As I write these lines on the Saturday just ahead of Easter, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has just finished a speech on public TV in prime time - something he normally does only at Christmas. Chancellor Angela Merkel also talked about the coronavirus crisis in a speech about a month ago - normally she only speaks to citizens every New Year's Day.

EU’s Centeno says coronavirus rescue deal ‘very close’

The chairman of an EU finance ministers meeting on further support for economies hit by the new coronavirus said on Thursday an agreement among all of the bloc's capitals was now "very close" after previous negotiations collapsed.

The Netherlands was the single opponent of a deal proposed on Wednesday morning after sixteen hours of negotiations.

Germany agrees to take in 50 young migrants from Greek islands

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet agreed on Wednesday to accept 50 migrant children and youths from overcrowded camps on Greek islands, government sources said.

The move was a first step by Germany, officials said, as worries mount about the health situation in the Greek camps due to the coronavirus pandemic.