Chancellor Merkel calls on Turkey to release jailed German citizens

Trevor Jackson
August 30, 2017

Merkel said at her annual summer news conference ahead of a general election that steps had been taken in the wake of that decision to ensure that such an influx would not repeat itself.

He also compared her to former German chancellor Helmut Kohl, who like Merkel, spent more than a decade in office.

"We're a democracy and everyone can freely express themselves in public the way they want", she said. Warsaw's national conservative government says its reforms are about making courts more efficient and democratic and, in a letter to the commission this week, "in line with European standards". "Of course, all this makes me sad, but it is a necessary step", Merkel said.

She says "we would like better relations, but that has something to do with the fulfillment of the principles of the rule of law".

Both the European Union and the United States imposed broad economic sanctions on Russia's financial, defense and energy sectors in response to Moscow's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and its direct support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.

She hoped Russia's "flagrant breach" of territorial integrity over Crimea would not be repeated elsewhere, such as in the Baltics.

Her party's support dropped as a effect and led to a surge in support for the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which pollsters say could win up to 10 per cent in next month's election.

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"The problem of illegal immigration is an worldwide one, and we must deal with the socio-economic roots of the crisis".

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a summit of the EU's "big four" continental powers, including Germany, to discuss the migrant crisis with leaders from Libya, Chad, and Niger on Monday.

In Berlin on Tuesday, Dr Merkel insisted that a plan to review asylum claims in Chad or Niger was about tackling human trafficking across the Mediterranean Sea, not pushing the refugee crisis back into Africa.

Seibert added that according to the new accord, Berlin would provide Cairo with more resources to run training programs to assist Egyptian people find better jobs, and more funds for them to study in the European country.

"I don't want to continue the grand coalition", he said. "And we're boring her".

She is running for a fourth term in office in the September 24 election.

Gauland defended his remarks in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Newspaper, saying Ozoguz "had no business being in Germany" given she had said Germany had no culture beyond its language.

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