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.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has held talks with SPD head Martin Schulz in an effort to break the country's political deadlock. SPD politicians have said there's no hurry to agree to another grand coalition.
The German and Turkish foreign ministers met in Antalya for "informal" talks which are likely to spur EU debate about diplomacy with Ankara. The meeting follows Turkey’s release of a German human rights activist.
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.