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Nord Stream 2 - existential project for Germany

Any onlooker watching the Nord Stream 2 affair in Germany easily arrives at the conclusion that the European Union’s member-countries are unable to safeguard their rights, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told the …

Russia and Germany form hydrogen pact

Germany and Russia have signed a joint declaration of intent to co-operate in the field of sustainable energy, the Russian energy ministry reported, listing hydrogen as a key area of focus. It could also exploit …

Merkel defends Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday defended her country’s ongoing cooperation with Russia on the building of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. In an online appearance before the Council of Europe, Merkel noted that the Nord …

Merkel and Biden discuss Afghanistan and Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Joe Biden discussed in a phone call the NATO military presence in Afghanistan and agreed to closely coordinate future steps, a German government spokesman said on Wednesday. “The …

U.S. to increase military presence in Germany

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced Tuesday that the U.S. military will increase its presence in Germany, recommitting the US to the NATO alliance in a reversal from the previous administration's plans to withdraw troops from the …

Putin and Merkel discuss situation in Donbas over phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone talk on Thursday. Both Putin and Merkel voiced concern over the rising tensions in the southeast of …

Putin holds video conference with Macron and Merkel

Russia is ready to resume cooperation with the European Union is it demonstrates reciprocal interest, the Kremlin press service quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin as saying during videoconference talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel …

Blinken warns Germany over Nord Stream 2 pipeline

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday the Nord Stream 2 pipeline being built from Russia to Germany ran counter to the European Union’s own interests and could undermine Ukraine. Germany is pushing for the …

Germany imposes strict lockdown over Easter

Germany is extending the current lockdown through to April 18, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Tuesday. The country will enter an even stricter lockdown from April 1 to April 5, over the Easter holiday period …