In Toulouse, Angela Merkel and a significant proportion of the cabinet are continuing to build on the close cooperation with France. Priority issues are climate protection, innovation and strengthening Europe both internally and externally.
With the appointment of the first European Public Prosecutor Laura Kövesi, the EU intends to take more effective action against fraud, corruption and money laundering.
Germany and France are conducting a joint disarmament exercise. Verifiable disarmament is an important step on the path to a world free of nuclear weapons.
Be it in the context of climate protection, disarmament or the resolution of ongoing conflicts: “It is time to do more than just talk about sustainability. It is time to act sustainably,” emphasised Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at the 74th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
During her visit to Poland for the events to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, Minister of State Müntefering is promoting projects with young people designed to encourage examination of the past.