Angela Merkel

Poroshenko, Merkel Discuss Ukraine Crisis over Phone

Ukraine's newly elected President Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed relations between the two countries over a phone conversation.

Merkel congratulated Poroshenko on the election results from Sunday, and the two leaders spoke about the future of Ukraine-EU relations, Interfax reported.

Germany to Send Neo-Nazi Candidate into European Parliament

The far-right National-Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) has won one MEP seat after Sunday's European elections.

NPD, which has received around 300 000 votes, benefits from an earlier decision by Germany's Constitutional Court to remove the three-percent election threshold for parties as "non-democratic" and "discriminatory".

Vucic to visit Berlin on June 11 at Merkel's invitation

BELGRADE - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has accepted the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to visit Berlin on June 11.

The visit will be the first in many years by a Serbian prime minister at the invitation of a German chancellor, Vucic said at a government session, adding that former Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic was the last to pay such a visit.

Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios visits Dachau on last day of Germany visit

Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios, the spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox Church, on Monday became the second church leader to visit a Nazi concentration camp and hold a prayer for the millions of people who perished in World War II after Pope Benedict visited Auschwitz in 2006.