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 Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel can sign the controversial trade agreement between the EU and Canada next Tuesday. Emergency appeals filed against it were rejected by Germany’s Constitutional Court, but a few strict conditions have been applied. That should make the decision palatable to both supporters and opponents.
Negotiations between leading retailers Rewe and Edeka have failed to find a solution over the acquisition of ailing supermarket chain Kaiser's Tengelmann. Both sides have bitterly attacked each other following the talks.
Social Democrat (SPD) chief Sigmar Gabriel wants to see Protestant theologian Margot Käßmann in the running to be Joachim Gauck's successor, German media has reported. The new president will be elected in February, 2017.
German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has said his Social Democrats may initiate public protests against the war in Syria. His remarks come after an airstrike on an aid convoy in Syria that killed 21 civilians.