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Informal meeting between the President of the Government and the German Chancellor

Pedro Sánchez and Angela Merkel to meet in Doñana to review the bilateral and European agendas

Tuesday 7 August 2018
Pool Moncloa / JM Cuadrado / Archivo

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, are to meet at the country estate of Marismillas, in the Doñana National Park, on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 August, where the Spanish head of government is spending a few days of rest with his family.

Pedro Sánchez and Angela Merkel will go over the main issues on the bilateral and European agenda, with a particular focus on migration, an issue on which they share a common approach.

They will also deal with the reform of economic and monetary union, in which the President of the Government wishes to highlight the need to take into account the social pillar and the directives on quality employment.

Finally, both leaders will review the recent NATO summit and talk about European defence. It will be a weekend of work arranged by the head of the Spanish government, confirming the excellent relationship between the two leaders.

Over the weekend, Angela Merkel will also be able to explore the natural beauty of Doñana National Park and see the work being done there to protect and recover threatened species, such as the Iberian lynx.

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