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 is pursuing diplomacy to resolve the standoff over Qatar. Sigmar Gabriel said Middle Eastern states should lift the land, sea and air blockade they have imposed on the small Gulf country.
Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has accused the US president of stirring up conflicts in the Middle East and risking a new arms race as Qatar's neighbors cut diplomatic ties. Saudi's foreign minister is visiting Berlin.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has reiterated German support for the Normandy format. He told Russian President Vladimir Putin clashes would go on until an international settlement is reached in eastern Ukraine.