Sigmar Gabriel is enjoying new-found popularity within Germany's Social Democrats as the party leader heads into coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
Accusing the head of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) of failing to keep his word, outgoing foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel had some strong words for his colleagues. He cited a lack of respect.
After a messy public quarrel, Martin Schulz will not seek to become German foreign minister. The SPD's publicity disaster tarnishes the reputation of the country's political class at large, says DW's Katharina Kroll.
Embattled former European Parliament President Martin Schulz has resigned as the head of Germany's Social Democrats. Andrea Nahles has been nominated to take his place, but she still faces a party vote in April.
SPD head Martin Schulz has abandoned his bid to serve as Germany's foreign minister. Schulz said he hopes his decision will prevent SPD party members from rejecting a coalition deal with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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