Martin Schulz is a German politician from the SPD. He heads the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats and is President of the European Parliament.
Schulz made the headlines when he was attacked by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi in 2003, by UK MEP Godfrey Bloom in 2010 – and when he made a controversial statement in his speech to the Israeli parliament, the Knesset in 2014. Schulz says he fluently speaks German, English, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch.
Martin Schulz has announced that he will not seek a third term as European Parliament chief. Instead, he will return to Germany, where he is rumored to be the possible Social Democratic contender for the Chancellery.
European Parliament President Martin Schulz is reported to be seeking a move to the corridors of power in Berlin. It's led to speculation he might become the SPD's candidate to stand against Chancellor Angela Merkel.
According to a German media report, the European Parliament's Martin Schulz is tipped to become the next German foreign minister and run for chancellor. His spokesman, however, called the report "complete nonsense."