Frank-Walter Steinmeier

German foreign minister says EU break-up is a real threat

The break-up of the European Union is a real possibility, warns German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in comments released ahead of their Monday publication in the German newspaper...

Steinmeier: Ukraine agrees to new ceasefire for eastern regions

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenkop agreed on Wednesday to a new ceasefire for the country's conflict-ridden eastern regions, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said after meeting...

German foreign minister: Populists like Trump "toxic" for economy

Right-wing populist politicians, like US presidential candidate Donald Trump, are "toxic" for the economy, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said at a conference on Tuesday.

Russia rejects longer Aleppo ceasefire, hints at joint action with US

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday rejected his German counterpart's call for a ceasefire longer than the current three hours daily to allow humanitarian aid into the Syrian city of...

Germany calls on Russia to lay down arms to allow Aleppo aid

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called on Russia to lay down its weapons to allow humanitarian aid to reach the embattled city of Aleppo in northern Syria.

Russia: Relations with Germany "not experiencing their best times"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday that Russia is not to blame for a current low point in relations between Berlin and Moscow.

Germany: Russia-Turkey thaw is "advantageous," will not affect NATO

German officials said Tuesday that the rapprochement between Ankara and Moscow after Turkey downed a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian border last year was an important step and was unlikely to...

Germany's Steinmeier: Trump is a "hate-monger"

US presidential candidate Donald Trump is a "hate-monger," German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Thursday, expressing his concern about the spread of the "monstrosity of nationalism...

German ministers call for rapid Brexit talks, Lew stresses openness

Two top German ministers called on Thursday for a rapid round of negotiations to pave the way for Britain to leave the European Union now that Britain has set up its new government.

Steinmeier: Albania needs judicial reform before EU accession talks

Judicial reform is a precondition for talks about Albania's accession to the European Union, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said during a visit to the country's capital Tirana on ...

Global, regional powers ask UN to resume Syria peace talks

The United Nations should resume the next round of peace talks as soon as possible, foreign ministers of global and regional powers agreed, according to Germany's chief diplomat Frank-Walter...

Minister: Germany free to critique Turkey despite migration deal

Germany's top diplomat rejected accusations that Berlin is showing too much deference to Ankara as it works to implement a controversial EU-Turkey migration deal.

German foreign minister warns EU of nationalism "tailspin"

Germany's foreign minister warned of a return to nationalism in Europe as several challenges

Germany: There is "no return" to peace talks without Aleppo truce

Germany and France insist on an immediate ceasefire in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, where heavy fighting has raged in recent days.

Steinmeier says his party was overruled by Merkel in defamation case

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says his Social Democrats (SPD) were overruled by Chancellor Angela Merkel in their opposition to allowing criminal proceedings against a comedian who...