Bundespräsident Steinmeier in Moskau: Lass uns reden

Bundespräsident Steinmeier in Moskau: Lass uns reden

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 25, 2017

In Moskau wollte Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier das Gespräch mit Wladimir Putin wieder aufnehmen - trotz aller Differenzen. Doch die Signale seines russischen Gastgebers sind widersprüchlich. Aus Moskau berichten Christina Hebel und Florian Gathmann mehr... Forum ]

Rapprochement or Penalties? Germany Struggles to Find United Stance on Russia

Rapprochement or Penalties? Germany Struggles to Find United Stance on Russia

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 18, 2016

Russian aggression in Syria has divided Merkel's coalition government. The chancellor isn't opposed to more sanctions, but the Social Democrats favor a conciliatory approach -- and are preparing to use the issue in the coming election campaign. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Brexit in Berlin: Merkel Sizes Up the Next EU Crisis

Brexit in Berlin: Merkel Sizes Up the Next EU Crisis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 25, 2016

Closed-door meetings, crisis talks, hastily arranged diplomatic consultations: Since the British voted to leave the EU, officials in Berlin have been rushing to figure out how to respond. What happens next? By Sebastian Fischer, Florian Gathmann, Matthias Gebauer, Annett Meiritz and Severin Weiland more... Comment ]

German Foreign Minister: 'Crimea Will Remain a Source of Conflict'

German Foreign Minister: 'Crimea Will Remain a Source of Conflict'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 25, 2014

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned recently that leaders should tone down their rhetoric on Russia. SPIEGEL asked him whether his comments were directed at Chancellor Merkel and how he believes the conflict with Russia might develop. Interview Conducted by Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]


Besuch in Afghanistan: Steinmeiers vergebliche Blitzmission

Besuch in Afghanistan: Steinmeiers vergebliche Blitzmission

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 06, 2014

Außenminister Steinmeier will im Wahlchaos in Afghanistan vermitteln - dafür flog er eigens nach Kabul. Doch die zerstrittenen Präsidentschaftskandidaten bleiben hart: Sie wollen weiter um Macht und Einfluss pokern. Aus Kabul berichtet Matthias Gebauer   mehr... Video | Forum ]

Wahlchaos in Afghanistan: Steinmeier will Kandidaten zu Einheitsregierung zwingen

Wahlchaos in Afghanistan: Steinmeier will Kandidaten zu Einheitsregierung zwingen

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 06, 2014

Fünf Monate nach der Präsidentschaftswahl in Afghanistan zoffen sich noch immer die Kandidaten. Bei einem Kurzbesuch in Kabul mahnt Außenminister Steinmeier eine Einheitsregierung an. Und stellt die Milliarden-Zahlungen in Frage. Aus Kabul berichtet Matthias Gebauer   mehr... Forum ]


Islamist Influx: Several Radicalized Ex-German Soldiers in Iraq

Islamist Influx: Several Radicalized Ex-German Soldiers in Iraq

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 01, 2014

Germany on Sunday presented the list of weapons it plans to send to the Kurds in northern Iraq. Some of them, though, may end up being used against former German soldiers. SPIEGEL has learned that 20 ex-Bundeswehr troops have joined jihadists in the region. more... Comment ]

German Foreign Minister: 'European Peace Is At Stake'

German Foreign Minister: 'European Peace Is At Stake'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 28, 2014

In an interview, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, 58, says the downing of an aircraft carrying 300 Europeans convinced EU leaders of the need for tougher new sanctions against Moscow. German industry, he says, is on board too. Interview Conducted by Nikolaus Blome more... Comment ]


German Foreign Minister: 'Further Escalation Not Out of the Question' in Ukraine

German Foreign Minister: 'Further Escalation Not Out of the Question' in Ukraine

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 18, 2014

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier calls the downing of the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet over Ukraine "appalling" in an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE. He also discusses the flare-up in the Middle East and US espionage in Germany. Interview Conducted by Roland Nelles and Severin Weiland more... Comment ]

NATO's Putin Conundrum: Berlin Considers Its Alliance Options

NATO's Putin Conundrum: Berlin Considers Its Alliance Options

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 31, 2014

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has demanded a stronger NATO presence in Eastern Europe. But that makes some in Chancellor Merkel's government uncomfortable. As the alliance moves to reassure eastern allies, Berlin considers its options. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]