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25.09.2017

"Mrs. Merkel has done a lot for people": what political discussions flare up in the streets of Germany on the eve of the elections?
"Mrs. Merkel has done a lot for people": what political discussions flare up in the streets of Germany on the eve of the elections? Crises in Ukraine, Syria and around North Korea do not cause fear in the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She said this during a recent interview, noting that "Fear is a bad adviser". By the way, the Chancellor also did not like the threats of the US President to Pyongyang. Merkel clearly demonstrates her independence and political will on the eve of the elections in Germany. Let me remind you, they will be held on September 24 and few doubt the outcome - "mutti bleiben" - say Germans, which means "Mom remains" - for the fourth term.

07.05.2017

France to elect new president on May 7
France to elect new president on May 7 The presidential elections in France are one of the most discussed events in the media. It may be because nationalists and nationalistic ideas are in demand in many European countries. However, the reasons can be discussed endlessly. Political and financial elites in western countries are trying to influence the results of the elections to not let the far-right party win. Political rivals suddenly unite, the richest person in France gives public hints for whom he is going to vote for, damaging information suddenly arises.

19.03.2017

Angela Merkel: I am glad that President Trump supports Minsk ceasefire agreements
Angela Merkel: I am glad that President Trump supports Minsk ceasefire agreements The most discussed subject in the world of politics today is the dialogue between the USA and the EU. The first meeting of US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel took place in Washington. The leaders discussed a set of questions; they talked about NATO, combating terrorism and the crisis in Eastern Ukraine. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany: The US Administration and President Trump personally support Minsk Ceasefire Agreements. We need to solve this problem.

20.02.2017

Minsk agreements mentioned during Munich Security Conference
Pence defends role of Minsk agreements in Ukraine crisis resolution "Minsk agreements" sounded again at a high international level. The Munich Security Conference opened on Friday. It is already 53rd in a row. For more than half a century, the political elite has gathered in the heart of Bavaria to discuss the most urgent issues. Today on the agenda, besides the Ukrainian crisis, are the fight against terrorism; West's relations with Russia; situation in Europe; Syria and, of course, the near future of NATO during the presidency of Donald Trump (and not only of NATO). The new owner of the White House did not attend the forum.
Merkel says still no alternatives to Minsk agreements on Ukraine
Merkel says still no alternatives to Minsk agreements on Ukraine The International Conference on Security continues in Munich. One of the key issues is the settlement of the crisis in south-east Ukraine. This topic was discussed by the foreign ministers of the "Normandy 4". They agreed they would promote the truce in the Donbas from 20 February. Angela Merkel did not stay aside from the problems. The German Chancellor called the Minsk agreements - quote - "the only thing that we have in order to continue the dialogue and solve problems."

02.09.2016

Hollande, Merkel still committed to Minsk agreements
Hollande, Merkel still committed to Minsk agreements French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are ready to continue work on the full implementation of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine. The two leaders have made a joint statement on this.  The fact is that France and Germany are concerned about the security situation in the east of Ukraine, especially along the contact line. They support the cease-fire in the Donbass in connection with the beginning of the academic year.

04.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko at UN summit: President's speech and Ban Ki-moon's thanks
Alexander Lukashenko at UN summit: President's speech and Ban Ki-moon's thanks The speech of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at the UN became one of the most striking in the organization's history. As a mediator of the conflicting parties, Russia and Ukraine, Minsk automatically became involved in this story. The United Nations were waiting for what President Lukashenko will say in connection with the situation in Ukraine.

20.07.2015

Normandy 4 leaders hold telephone talks on Ukraine
Normandy 4 leaders hold telephone talks on Ukraine All agreements on Ukraine must be respected. The leaders of the Normandy Quartet reiterated the importance of the implementation of the Minsk agreements as of February 12. Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin, Francois Hollande, and Petro Poroshenko held telephone talks.  As before, the emphasis was made on cessation of hostilities in the Donbas. Civilians there are still suffering: the city is virtually destroyed, there is no water and products cannot be delivered to those who need them most.

08.06.2015

Indian President's photos from Belarus now on Twitter
Indian President's and German Chancellor's photos from Belarus now on Twitter, Instagram Indian President's and German Chancellor's photos from Belarus now on Twitter, Instagram The President of India posted on his Twitter a photo of his official visit to Belarus. Pranab Mukherjee has published 45 photographs taken in Minsk. They depict formal negotiations and informal communication with President Alexander Lukashenko, the business forum and the opening of a bust of Gandhi at the Belarusian State University. Angela Merkel's social activity has also been connected with Belarus last week. 

12.02.2015

Angela Merkel: Concrete steps were made in Minsk. Now we need to implement them
Angela Merkel: Concrete steps were made in Minsk. Now we need to implement them In Minsk, complex negotiations to resolve the situation in Ukraine have completed. Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel thanked the Belarusian President for the fact that the most favorable conditions for negotiations were created in Minsk. They were able to communicate in the lobby of the Palace of Independence with Alexander Lukashenko. German Chancellor welcomed the outcome of the negotiations. President of France, who exchanged a very warm handshake with the President of Belarus, said in Minsk that the agreement reached is "a relief for Europe."
Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande
France President Hollande: Armistice agreement is a great relief for Europe The Normandy 4 negotiations on the settlement of the situation in Ukraine in Minsk ended two hours ago. After almost 16 hours of talks at the Palace of Independence, the leaders of the Normandy Quartet came out to journalists. They all greeted the President of Belarus and talked with him warmly. The main thing was achieved - a decision on the ceasefire. This is a big positive result from the talks of the leaders of the Normandy Quartet.
Session of Normandy 4 in Minsk ends, participants leave Palace of Independence
Session of Normandy 4 in Minsk ends, participants leave Palace of Independence The Normandy 4 negotiations on the settlement of the situation in Ukraine in Minsk ended two hours ago. After 16 hours of talks at the Palace of Independence, leaders of the Norman Quartet finally spoke with journalists. They warmly greeted the President of Belarus and talked to him. Vladimir Putin was the first to appear from the negotiation room. He came down and talked with Alexander Lukashenko. It was immediately apparent that this was goodbye. The intercourse was friendly.
Meeting of Normandy 4 in Minsk: Media say all issues except for two agreed
Meeting of Normandy 4 in Minsk: Media say all issues except for two agreed An unprecedented summit in Minsk. The meeting of the Normandy Quartet has been going on for 12 hours already at the Palace of Independence. The leaders of Germany, Ukraine, France and Russia are trying to find a peaceful way out of the crisis in Ukraine. The negotiations began on 11 February, about 9 p.m. in the evening. For all this time, the leaders participating in the meeting changed the room only two times. They first spoke to each other, then members of delegations joined them but then the latter had to leave again.

09.02.2015

Munich security conference
Leaders of Normandy quartet, Alexander Lukashenko meet with Vladimir Putin over Ukraine. What's next? Ukraine. The word was the most used this week in political reports and news were mostly tragic. And, of course, with a touch of hope for the long-awaited peace this word sounded in Munich, where the world leaders spoke about European security. It also sounded in Kiev and Moscow, where key political figures of the Old World made visits this week. Meanwhile Minsk is again going to become the main meeting place to discuss the way out of the Ukraine crisis. On February 11, the capital of Belarus will host a meeting in the so-called Normandy format.

08.02.2015

Merkel: The situation in Ukraine cannot be resolved by military means
Merkel: Minsk agreements needed for peaceful resolution of Ukraine crisis The situation in the south-east of Ukraine cannot be resolved by military means. Steps should be taken to implement the Minsk agreements. This statement was made by Angela Merkel at the Munich Security Conference.  Belarus was represented at the meeting by Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei.  During his working visit to Germany, he noted that Belarus is interested in establishing a direct dialogue between the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and the EU to discuss long-term cooperation prospects.