Sigmar Gabriel

Politics 22-02-2017

German foreign minister: Greece should stay in eurozone

Germany should do all it can to keep Greece in the eurozone, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in an interview on Tuesday (21 February), amid renewed tensions between Athens and its international creditors over its bailout programme.

Global Europe 17-02-2017

France and Germany frown at Trump’s Middle East policy

France and Germany consider the US position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict confusing and risking ending the prospect of a two-state solution and fuel conflict in the region, the two leading EU countries said yesterday (16 February).

Global Europe 06-02-2017

Schäuble: UK shouldn’t be punished for Brexit

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble told Euractiv's partner Der Tagesspiegel that dealing with new US President Donald Trump requires a "calm" approach and that the UK shouldn't be punished for Brexit.

Global Europe 03-02-2017

US Vice President to visit Brussels, Munich security conference

US Vice President Mike Pence will visit Brussels and a security conference in Munich this month, the White House said yesterday (2 February), amid jitters about the health of the trans-Atlantic relationship.

Global Europe 02-02-2017

Germany to teach Trump’s inner circle how EU works

The inner circle of US President Donald Trump has little knowledge about the European Union and Germany is having to explain how the world's biggest trading bloc does business, the German government's transatlantic coordinator said today (2 February).

Global Europe 27-01-2017

Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s unexpected foreign minister

Outspoken German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel better known for his stormy temperament than his diplomatic finesse, is the first to admit he's an unlikely choice for foreign minister.

Margaritis Schinas
Global Europe 26-01-2017

Juncker camp unimpressed by euro collapse forecast

The European Commission chief spokesperson used old quotes by his boss Jean-Claude Juncker to respond to a US politician close to President Donald Trump, who made dire predictions about the future of the EU and its common currency.

Elections 26-01-2017

Martin Schulz’s rapid rise from Brussels man to chancellor candidate

Martin Schulz is known in Germany mainly as a European politician and an ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel. But later this year they will face off in the country's leadership race. EurActiv’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

24-01-2017

The Brief: Schulz springboards from Brussels to Berlin

Today, a man who won’t become the chancellor of Germany, took another step closer to not becoming Germany’s chancellor.

Elections 24-01-2017

Ex-EU Parliament President Schulz to take on Merkel in German elections

Former European Parliament President Martin Schulz is the German Social Democrats' candidate to run for chancellor against Angela Merkel.

Elections 23-01-2017

Germany gears up for election as SPD chooses candidate to face Merkel

On Sunday (29 January), Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) will meet to nominate its candidate to face Angela Merkel for the decisive upcoming election. EurActiv’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

Energy 23-01-2017

Germany needs to start coal phase-out by 2019 to honour Paris targets

If Germany wants to meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement then it must start phasing out coal as an energy source by the end of the decade, according to a major new study by WWF Germany. EurActiv Germany reports.

UK & Europe 18-01-2017

Europeans ask May: Where is the give for all this take?

European leaders applauded Theresa May for providing clarity by finally outlining her plan for a clean break with the EU, but said she needed to be realistic about the price Britain would pay for leaving.

Global Europe 16-01-2017

European leaders react to Trump bombshells

Europe should face Donald Trump with "confidence", German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said Monday (16 January), after the US president-elect had predicted that more EU members would leave the bloc and charged that NATO was "obsolete".

Elections 09-01-2017

Germany’s Gabriel says EU breakup no longer unthinkable

Germany's insistence on austerity in the euro zone has left Europe more divided than ever and a break-up of the European Union is no longer inconceivable, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel told Der Spiegel magazine.

Elections 25-11-2016

Schulz, the feared former football defender, now goes on the attack

Martin Schulz, a one-time football player feared for his defensive tackles, made up his mind in the last week of November to leave the European Parliament’s helm, considering it the right time to fight for the leadership of his party, and Germany.

Elections 24-11-2016

Schulz to give up European Parliament for German politics

Martin Schulz will announce this morning (24 November) that he is giving up his bid to serve another term as European Parliament president and will instead campaign for a seat in the German Bundestag in next year's elections.

Elections 21-11-2016

Merkel to seek fourth term to defend threatened ‘values’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said last night (20 November) she would seek a fourth term in a general election next year to defend democratic principles in the face of looming threats at home and abroad.

15-11-2016

The Brief: Martin Schulz is in the running for three jobs

Pressure is mounting on Martin Schulz. He wants to stay on for a third term as president of the European Parliament. But can he?

Germany heads to COP22 without a plan

German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks will have to travel to Marrakesh without a climate plan to present to the COP22 summit, after Economic Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel blocked it last night (8 November). EurActiv’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

Energy 04-11-2016

The (German) politics behind Nord Stream 2

An unlikely coalition is emerging in Germany between Angela Merkel’s CDU and the Greens. More and more, both parties want to stop the construction of a second pipeline that will transport gas directly from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, explains Judy Dempsey.

Trade & Society 31-10-2016

US doubtful that CETA momentum will speed up TTIP talks

With CETA finally taken care of, there is renewed confidence in Germany that the EU's TTIP talks will be reinvigorated. Across the Atlantic though, doubts remain. EurActiv's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

Energy 31-10-2016

Why Europe’s climate action has been put on hold

Angela Merkel’s absence from the COP 22 is symbolic of a European climate and energy policy beset by indecision and infighting. EurActiv France reports.

Trade & Society 25-10-2016

German weapon sales shoot through the roof

German weapons dealers have seen their exports top €4 billion in the first six months of this year alone. While small weapon sales fell, exports of small arms ammunition reached record highs. EurActiv Germany reports.