French president François Hollande greets German chancellor Angela Merkel upon her arrival at the Élysée Palace, in Paris. European leaders are to discuss the continent’s youth unemployment crisis amid concerns that the despair of nearly 6m jobless is feeding into mounting social tensions and populism.
Enrico Letta, Italian prime minister, makes a point while speaking to Angela Merkel, German chancellor, during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday. Migration, as well as an forthcoming Eastern Partnership summit, were expected to top the agenda at the summit. Read more
A road sign with graffiti reading “Angie’s Massage Bunker” faces the Reichstag building, seat of the German lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin
Chancellor Angela Merkel, head of the Christian Democratic party CDU, arrives in Berlin for preliminary talks on forming Germany’s next government. The two parties – CDU and CSU – that make up the conservative Union bloc and the SPD are expected to discuss how much common ground there is to create a “grand coalition” like the one that governed Germany during Ms Merkel’s first term. Read more
Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer and German chancellor Angela Merkel hug before a parliamentary group meeting of the Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union in Berlin Read more
Supporters of Angela Merkel show their support for the German chancellor at an election campaign event for the Christian Democratic Union in Fulda, Germany, on Thursday Read more
An election campaign poster for German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seen through a car window in Berlin. Germany goes to the polls for a general election on September 22.