Sigmar Gabriel is German Minister of Economics and Energy and chairman of theSocial Democrat Party (SPD). He is the vice-chancellor to Angela Merkel in the Germn coalition government.
Sigmar Gabriel, born in 1959, was a teacher before he moved into politics. From 2005 to 2009 he was the Environment Minister in Angela Merkel's first cabinet; hetook over the Social Democrat party leadership in 2009. This page displays recent DW content tagged either to Gabriel, or his SDP.
Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has warned against focusing on national interests in his speech at the UN General Assembly. Gabriel has also called for a diplomatic solution to the North Korea crisis.
Sigmar Gabriel has said that Chancellor Merkel is partially to blame for the rise of the far-right AfD party. Germany's foreign minister has said Merkel failed to take care of those who feel forgotten by the government.
Day work in a German agency while moonlighting for Vietnam's Communist Party? Such is the alleged double-life of the suspended worker who may have helped Vietnamese spies abduct businessman Trinh Xuan Thanh in Berlin.