Russia and Germany

Putin and Merkel talked longer than expected

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed crucial issues on the international agenda today, Saturday, in a private meeting and at the level of delegations in the Kremlin, …

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Why does Merkel need to visit Kremlin urgently?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Moscow, scheduled for January 11, will be a one-day trip, a spokesperson for the German embassy in Russia said. "The chancellor will arrive in Moscow for a one-day …

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Angela Merkel to visit Kremlin urgently

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will arrive in Russia on a working visit on January 11 on the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin’s press office reported. During the talks, …

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Germany deblocks Nord Stream 2

Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has allowed Nord Stream 2 AG, the operator of construction of Nord Stream 2, to build the pipeline in Germany during the winter months. This is according to the agency’s press …

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Germany rejects U.S. steps over Nord Stream 2

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas lambasted U.S. plans to impose sanction on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project. "Decisions on European Energy Policy are taken in Europe. We reject foreign interference and, …

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Germany slams U.S. sanctions on Nord Stream 2

Germany voiced "regret" after U.S. lawmakers gave initial approval to a bill that would punish contractors working on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. "We take note of the vote in the U.S. House of Representatives with …

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Merkel to meet Putin in Paris

German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to have bilateral meetings with Presidents of Russia Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Normandy-format summit in Paris, German government spokesperson …

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Berlin launches diplomatic attack on Moscow

German Foreign Ministry has declared as personae non gratae two staffers of the Russian embassy in Germany in connection with the killing of a Georgian citizen in Berlin at the end of last summer. The decision is "effective …

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Germany appeals EU court's decision on OPAL

Germany has appealed the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union to limit the use of the OPAL gas pipeline by Gazprom, an official with the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs said. At the same time, the official …

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Germany boycotts benefits for Nord Stream 2?

The Bundestag failed to adopt amendments to the EU gas directive, which would soften the law for Russia's Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, according to the DPA agency. Before deciding on the directive, the right-wing party …

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