Sigmar Gabriel

Germany's Gabriel on Le Pen: EU without France is 'unimaginable'

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has said that there is a serious risk that far-right politician Marine Le Pen could win the French presidential election and drag France out of the European Union.

Germany's Gabriel pledges stronger EU in first foreign minister trip

Germany's new foreign minister, Sigmar Gabriel, made his first foreign visit to Paris on Saturday to hold talks with his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault, with the leaders vowing to work together to strengthen the European Union.

Gabriel set to become German foreign minister

Social Democrat chief Sigmar Gabriel is set to become Germany's foreign minister after deciding against standing as the party's challenger to Chancellor Angela Merkel in the September general election, SPD officials told dpa.

Gabriel proposes Schulz as the centre-left SPD's challenger to Merkel

German Social Democrat (SPD) chief Sigmar Gabriel said Tuesday he will not lead his centre-left party's challenge to Chancellor Angela Merkel in the September election.

Merkel's deputy seeks economic pivot to Asia with Trump in office

German Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel has called for a new economic policy towards Asia following the inauguration of Donald Trump as US president.

Merkel's deputy expects her to run for fourth term

Angela Merkel will run for a fourth term as German chancellor - if the prediction of her deputy is anything to go by.

Gabriel clashes with EU-Canada trade deal opponents in court

German Minister for Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel appealed on Wednesday to the nation's top court to back a new trade agreement between Canada and the European Union, warning that a ruling against the deal would place the accord at risk.

Germany says TTIP has not failed, contradicting Merkel deputy

The German government said Monday that talks between the European Union and the United States on the free trade agreement known as TTIP would continue, contradicting comments from Chancellor Angela Merkel's deputy that they had "effectively failed."

German vice chancellor turns against Merkel's optimism on migration

Germany's vice-chancellor has further distanced himself from the migration policies of coalition ally Chancellor Angela Merkel, telling German broadcaster ZDF that her party has "underestimated the challenge."

Croatian FM defends policy of cap on refugees

"Croatia's coordination with Austria, Slovenia, Serbia and Macedonia is functioning very well and is an important factor in reducing the number of refugees and migrants," Kovac said in a statement that  "Muenchener Tageszeitung" carries in its issue for Monday.  

German Vice-Chancellor Gabriel: Trump and populists threaten economy

Right-wing populists like US presidential hopeful Donald Trump are a threat to economic development, German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said in comments to the Sunday edition of Die Welt newspaper.