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Germany: Merkel highlights importance of integration in first Bundestag address of new govt.02:31

Germany: Merkel highlights importance of integration in first Bundestag address of new govt.

Germany, Berlin
March 21, 2018 at 12:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

One week after her inauguration, reelected German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave her first speech of her fourth term at the Bundestag in Berlin on Wednesday.

In her one hour long speech she said that Islam has become part of Germany; "It is also correct that meanwhile, with the 4.5 million muslims living with us, their religion - Islam - has become part of Germany."

She also insisted on standing with Great Britain regarding the Skripal case and explained that Russia needs to show transparency to abolish the suspicion against them.

At the end of her speech the factions of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and Alternative for Germany (AfD) refused to applaud, while some AfD members mocked Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) for their applause.

Germany: Merkel highlights importance of integration in first Bundestag address of new govt.02:31
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One week after her inauguration, reelected German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave her first speech of her fourth term at the Bundestag in Berlin on Wednesday.

In her one hour long speech she said that Islam has become part of Germany; "It is also correct that meanwhile, with the 4.5 million muslims living with us, their religion - Islam - has become part of Germany."

She also insisted on standing with Great Britain regarding the Skripal case and explained that Russia needs to show transparency to abolish the suspicion against them.

At the end of her speech the factions of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and Alternative for Germany (AfD) refused to applaud, while some AfD members mocked Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) for their applause.

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