Joachim Gauck

Gauck calls for clear stance on Trump, commitment to Europe

German President Joachim Gauck has called on Europe to make clear its opposition to US President Donald Trump's entry ban for citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

German president: Trump's entry ban "unworthy" of the US

German President Joachim Gauck sharply criticized US President Donald Trump's entry ban for citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, and expressed sympathy for protesters in the United States.

German president marks end of term with warning of risks to nation

German President Joachim Gauck marked the end of his term as the nation's largely ceremonial head of state by warning Wednesday of the risks facing the country's democracy as a result of challenges such as terrorism and Britain's plan to exit the EU.

Germany's Gauck calls for continued US commitment to NATO

German President Joachim Gauck on Monday called on US president-elect Donald Trump to maintain US commitments for cooperation within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

German president calls for mental health advocacy after Munich attack

Society needs to offer more support for people with psychological problems, German President Joachim Gauck said Sunday at a memorial in Bavaria's parliament for the victims of this month's deadly shooting in Munich.

Gauck: Even if Brexit fails, we need to rethink ever closer union

German President Joachim Gauck says that even if Brits vote to remain in the European Union, the debate about the viability of an "ever closer union" needs to continue.

Fresh political headache for Merkel as German president bows out

German President Joachim Gauck announced on Monday his decision against running for a second five-year term due to advancing age, presenting Chancellor Angela Merkel with another political headache ahead of next year's election.

German president to announce decision on whether to seek re-election

German President Joachim Gauck is scheduled to make a statement on Monday at his residence, Berlin's Bellevue Palace, his office said.

Terrorism top issue as German president heads to Nigeria, Mali

German President Joachim Gauck is due to discuss the fight against terrorism with President Muhammadu Buhari when he begins a four-day visit to Nigeria Monday.
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