For those who haven't read "Gerhard Schröder: The Biography," Germany's former chancellor is known as a reformist. Many poorer Germans might remember Schröder as the leader who instituted the Hartz concept.
Born in 1944, the Social Democrat was chancellor from 1998 to 2005. Schröder found himself embroiled in scandal after advocating a pipeline that would benefit Russian petromonopoly Gazprom as chancellor and later accepting an appointment to head the concern's shareholders committee. Policy-wise, Schröder took steps to phase out nuclear power and fund renewables, allowed same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, and gutted Germany's welfare system with the Hartz I-IV program.
The Boston Celtics are set to tip off their season weeks later than normal due to COVID-19. Germany's Daniel Theis told DW he felt safe when the NBA completed last season in a bubble — but this season is different.
Alexei Navalny slammed former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder as Putin's "errand boy." Previously, Schröder said there were no "hard facts" on who is behind the Russian's poisoning. Berlin is threatening sanctions.
The former German chancellor unveiled his top three picks to succeed Merkel. The interview is likely to unsettle his Social Democrats as one notable person didn't make Schröder's shortlist — the current head of the SPD.