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Merkel, first German woman elected Chancellor

Friday, 25 November 2005, 7:25 pm | German Government

Germany has its first woman Chancellor, something of a milestone in postwar German history. In a parliamentary ballot held this morning (November 22) Angela Merkel (CDU) received 397 votes, considerably more than the simple majority needed to be ... More >>

Rule of law has replaced Rule of the stronger

Friday, 25 November 2005, 7:19 pm | German Government

Since the Nuremberg Trials crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity have been punishable under international law. These trials laid the foundation for the development of an international judiciary system. More >>

Schröder Government Holds Final Cabinet Meeting

Tuesday, 8 November 2005, 3:30 pm | German Government

The Red-Green cabinet met for what was probably the last time today. Chancellor Gerhard Schröder thanked the members of his cabinet for their seven years of service in his government, saying: "It was a pleasure to work with you." More >>

Interpol expands activities: fight terrorism

Thursday, 29 September 2005, 9:08 pm | German Government

The existence of international terrorist networks has made it necessary to improve the ability of international law enforcement authorities to conduct cross-border investigations. At the 74th Interpol General Assembly held in Berlin from September ... More >>

Halving poverty worldwide

Tuesday, 20 September 2005, 7:14 pm | German Government

Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer referred to the outcome document agreed on by the representatives of the 191 UN member states as a point of departure for further negotiations, noting a need to continue to work diligently towards achieving the millennium development ... More >>

Reconstruction of eastern Germany, 15 years later

Monday, 19 September 2005, 8:25 pm | German Government

On October 3 Germany will celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of reunification - an occasion to look back on what has been achieved in the process of rebuilding the eastern part of the country as well as to reflect on the challenges that lie ahead. More >>

Tsunami early warning system in Indonesia

Tuesday, 30 August 2005, 9:08 pm | German Government

A tsunami early warning system for Indonesia is beginning to take shape: The research ship 'Sonne' is scheduled to start positioning the first GPS buoys off the Indonesian coast before the end of October. By late 2007 an entire system is to be in place ... More >>

Schröder To Ask For Confidence Vote July 1

Thursday, 26 May 2005, 10:12 pm | German Government

In a meeting held Monday evening (May 23) with opposition parliamentary group leaders Angela Merkel (CDU), Michael Glos (CSU), and Wolfgang Gerhardt (FDP) Chancellor Gerhard Schröder made it clear that the parties will need sufficient time to prepare for ... More >>

German Chancellor visits Saudi Arabia

Thursday, 3 March 2005, 9:28 pm | German Government

The Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, was the first stop on Chancellor Gerhard Schröder's current one-week tour of the Gulf states. On February 28 he continued on to Kuwait and by Saturday, March 5, will have visited a total of seven countries in the region. ... More >>

First German Chancellor in Kuwait

Thursday, 3 March 2005, 9:17 pm | German Government

On Monday afternoon (February 28) Chancellor Gerhard Schröder took part in the dedication of the final phase of a gas turbine power plant built by Siemens in Kuwait. After being present at the signing of a number of trade agreements he witnessed the launch ... More >>

Germany & US to cooperate on climate change

Friday, 25 February 2005, 1:25 pm | German Government

During their meeting in Mainz on February 23 President George W. Bush and Chancellor Gerhard Schröder agreed to pursue a program of joint actions on cleaner and more efficient energy and climate change. They also discussed a range of international ... More >>

Germany: Europe & the US need to work together

Thursday, 24 February 2005, 11:56 am | German Government

The heads of state and government of the NATO countries met in Brussels on February 22. In a statement made after the summit, Chancellor Gerhard Schröder said Germany's fifty-year membership in the NATO alliance is and will remain a fundamental element ... More >>

Schröder: the common ground between Germany & US

Monday, 21 February 2005, 1:14 pm | German Government

In an interview published in the business daily 'Handelsblatt' on February 16 Chancellor Gerhard Schröder emphasized the common ground that exists between Germany and the United States. Other topics touched on include his proposals for NATO reform and ... More >>

Germany: Any form of anti-Semitism threatens peace

Wednesday, 16 February 2005, 12:51 am | German Government

The German government is against allowing demonstrations by radical right-wing groups in the vicinity of memorials to victims of the Holocaust. In an interview with the 'Jüdische Allgemeine Zeitung' Chancellor Gerhard Schröder advocated making the law ... More >>

Germany Improves Defenses Against Terror Threats

Wednesday, 22 September 2004, 10:53 am | German Government

Interior Minister Otto Schily and his American counterpart, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, are agreed that terrorism perpetrated by Islamic fundamentalists continues to constitute a threat both to Germany and the United States. They want to improve ... More >>

Schröder Welcomes Iraq UN Resolution

Friday, 11 June 2004, 11:53 am | German Government

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted an amended resolution on the future of Iraq. All fifteen members of the Security Council voted for the US-British resolution, approving the transfer of power to a sovereign interim government in Iraq on June ... More >>

Germany's Schröder Meets With Bush At G8

Friday, 11 June 2004, 12:03 am | German Government

Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and President George W. Bush held a bilateral meeting in advance of the official start of the G8 summit. The summit agenda, high oil prices, the new Iraq resolution, as well as the situation in the Middle East were their main ... More >>

Schröder: Poland is in the heart of Europe

Monday, 31 May 2004, 9:06 am | German Government

On May 26 Chancellor Schröder gave a speech at the Polish Lisbon Strategy Forum in Warsaw under the heading: "The European Union on the way to becoming the world's most competitive economy". More >>

Chirac invites Schröder to D-Day Commemoration

Wednesday, 7 January 2004, 12:37 am | German Government

President Jacques Chirac has invited Chancellor Gerhard Schröder to attend ceremonies in June commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Allied landing in Normandy. More >>

Schröder scheduled to visit United States

Wednesday, 7 January 2004, 12:35 am | German Government

Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is scheduled to be in the United States on February 26 and 27 for the opening of an exhibition on baroque art from the city of Dresden. A meeting with President Bush is expected to take place on the sidelines of this ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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