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.
Social Democrats leader and German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has called for tougher measures against Islamist trends in Germany. His demands come just weeks after the "Islamic State"-claimed terror attack in Berlin.
Martin Schulz has decided not to make an attempt at becoming the Social Democrats candidate for chancellor. Is the move only to clear the way for Sigmar Gabriel to run against Chancellor Merkel or is there more to it?
Just this week, the Chinese government warned companies to avoid quote - irrational - overseas investments as it tries to keep an exodus of capital in check. But now it's looking towards home - China is considering opening up its notoriously restrictive market to more foreign investment.
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.