Steffen Seibert

Politics • European • European Union
German government announces it will allow 2750 refugees from Moria into the country
German government announces it will allow 2750 refugees from Moria into the country
Credit: Offical Statement via Twitter

The spokesperson of the German government Steffen Seibert has announced that 1553 people, that have already been granted a protective status by the Greek government, will be allowed to come to Germany from the multiple Greek islands.

In addition, unaccompanied minors and children in need of medical treatment as well as their families will be allowed into Germany and receive asylum and help. In total 2750 people will be allowed into the country.

The government states that in addition to this measure it aims to find a European solution for the help of refugees.

Politics • American • Brazil
Merkel warns Amazon deforestation threatens EU-Mercosur deal
Angela Merkel meets Emmanuel Macron
Angela Merkel meets Emmanuel Macron Credit: Bundeskanzlerin (Public Domain)

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated she has "considerable doubts" about backing the EU-Mercorsur deal due to environmental concerns. The chancellor met Thursday climate campaigners in Berlin.

Steffen Seibert, spokesperson for the German government, told reports that "Serious questions have arisen due to the ongoing environmental concerns "as to whether the implementation of the agreement in the intended spirit would be guaranteed at present."

The trade deal between the EU and the Mercosur states of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, would create the world's largest free-trade zone.

Politics • European • Germany
Chancellor Merkel rejects invite to G7 summit
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump at a joint press conference in the White House
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump at a joint press conference in the White House Credit: The White House (Public Domain)

According to a report from Politico the German chancellor Angela Merkel will not travel to the United States to attend a G7 summit in person, as US President Donald Trump has invited to an in person meeting. The spokesperson of the German government Steffen Seibert has said that "As of today, considering the overall pandemic situation, she cannot agree to her personal participation, to a journey to Washington".