Frank-Walter Steinmeier

German President proposes Merkel as chancellor

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier formally proposed Chancellor Angela Merkel be re-elected to her post on Monday, ending months of uncertainty following the German elections last September. The …

What's next for Germany after coalition talks fail?

Exploratory talks to form Germany’s next coalition government collapsed shortly before midnight on Sunday when the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) walked out of marathon negotiations. Chancellor Angela Merkel …

Putin and Steinmeier to meet in Moscow next week

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on October 25, who will arrive in Moscow on a working visit. During the talks, the Presidents will discuss the …

 Steinmeier: Erdogan jeopardizing Turkish-EU ties

Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier used his first speech as president on Wednesday to warn his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he risked destroying everything his country had achieved in recent …