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.
G7 Foreign Ministers have agreed to pursue a peaceful resolution to the war in Syria but added that President Assad must be removed from power. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is now due hold crunch talks in Moscow.
At a Brussels conference, EU countries have pledged billions of dollars in more aid money for Syrian civilians. Yet those same states were unable to come up with funds to investigate possible war crimes in the country.