Sigmar Gabriel


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Imagine if the Israeli Prime Minister, who is also foreign minister, came to Germany and wanted to meet people critical of the government and we would say: 'No, this is not possible'. Doing that, and therefore cancelling our meetings, would be unthinkable. It works both

You never get the full picture of any state in the world if you just meet with figures in government ministries. Diplomats are welcome to meet with representatives of civil society but Prime Minister Netanyahu will not meet with those who lend legitimacy to organisations that call for the criminalisation of Israeli soldiers. Our relations with Germany are very important and they will not be affected by

Democracy is the most difficult and at the same time best form of government because it continues to seek common ground in a never-ending dialogue, even despite very different viewpoints and positions that run contrary to peaceful

It's important for France because he has the courage and the strength to lead the country out of its

I am certain that Emmanuel Macron will be the next president of France. Great for

Free research and teaching are the supporting pillars of an open and modern

The narrow result of the vote shows how deeply split the Turkish society is. This implies a big responsibility for the Turkish government and President Erdogan

The result shows that Turkish society is deeply divided. It will largely depend on whether President Erdogan does everything possible to go after his opponents… We in Europe have to think about what possibilities we have to exert influence so that the country remains

I think we have to show a united position and that in these negotiations we should do all we can to get Russia out of Assad's corner, at least to the point that they are ready to participate in finding a political solution. It is the right moment to talk about this, how the international community, with Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Europe, with the U.S., can drive forward a peace process for Syria and avoid further military escalation of the

Not everyone may like it, but without Moscow and without Tehran there will be no solution for

Now is the right moment to talk about how we can push for a peace process in Syria within the international community – with Russia, with Iran, with Saudi Arabia, with Europe, with the United States. To prevent military violence to escalate on and on, it's all about

The aim of the perpetrators, to drive a wedge between people of different faiths living peacefully side-by-side, mustn't be allowed to

We appeal to Russia to approve this resolution, to investigate this case and to bring to justice those who are

Of course we should do everything to bring those responsible to an international court because it is one of the most evil war crimes you can

The political process must not be put aside, one which must ultimately lead to Assad no longer being the President of Syria – it means electoral reform, constitutional reform, elections and reconciliation within the country. This in the context that people might say: There is now an enemy who is worse, the terrorists, and if necessary, we also work together with Assad and his regime and possibly give him areas that have been freed from

Two percent would mean military expenses of some 70 billion euros. I don't know any German politician who would claim that is reachable nor

The US Government is apparently prepared to provide American companies with unfair competitive advantages over European and other producers, even if such action violates international trade law. I very much fail to comprehend the

More money doesn't mean more security. Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!feedback

We Europeans cannot accept this. The EU must now examine whether it also files a complaint at the WTO. I strongly support

I don't know where we would put all the aircraft carriers we would need to buy to invest € 70 billion a

The negotiations will surely not be easy for either side. Bad feelings are understandable. For many it is difficult to understand, especially in these turbulent times, how anyone can believe they would be better off alone. But this can't be the basis for defining our future

Europe is more than and above all often different from

We must make every effort to persuade Turkey that the path it is on is not the right path, and at the same time keep the channels of communication

If U.S. protectionism should lead to new chances opening up for Europe in the whole of Asia, we should seize the

That endangers the stability of our country, and in the end, I think it will also harm the stability of the United

We have seen that more than 80 percent of the Dutch took a stand against the enemies of Europe and Islam … It is a clear pro-European signal at a time when many had expected something

The United States is a country where Christian traditions have an important meaning. Loving your neighbor is a major Christian value, and that includes helping people. This is what unites us in the West and this is what we want to make clear to the

My worry is, as we face the debate on the size of the armed forces, for example, on Russia's side and in the Baltics and in Poland…the debate in the US about the exorbitant increase in its military budget, that we are again facing the danger of a new arms race

One can only hope that the conflict will be resolved so we don't have a great divide in

I made clear that equations of modern Germany with Nazi Germany and attacks against democracy and justice are not

We want to get along peacefully and well with this country and to solve disputes in a democratic manner, to ensure that nobody is treated disrespectfully and that they can count on the friendship of the Germans. There simply are limits one must not go beyond and the comparison with Nazi Germany is one of

I think the main thing is that everyone uses the possibilities they have to ensure that we get back to a somewhat normal

The military potential that the Russian Federation has built up here at the border is completely irrational in my view because there is zero threat emanating from these

No one expects a real military confrontation to happen here, but what there is, and what has been reported in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, are attempts at massive disinformation and influence

I think we need to ponder a couple of other aspects, starting with the fact that I do not believe that the security of Europe can be guaranteed solely with defence spending. Most wars and refugee developments that we are currently facing cannot be solved with more spending on equipment, but by protecting people from famine, poverty and

In view of the enormous challenges Europe faces, we must not ratchet down our ambitions for the common European project. The EU is far more than an internal

The situation of Deniz Yucel throws a spotlight on the fact that Germany, and Turkey and the EU and Turkey, have very different ideas about the application of the basic principles of a constitutional democracy and the value of the freedom of the

I have no doubts that the American vice president, and also the defense minister, will do everything to take responsibility within NATO as in the past, and I don't think there is a big argument inside the American government. Since I haven't spoken to him, I can only say what I discussed with Mr. Pence - I did that and there are no doubts

All parties will use their influence to implement the agreement of the trilateral contact group from Feb 15. The aim is to have a ceasefire starting from Feb. 20 and to do what has long been agreed but never implemented: To withdraw the heavy weapons from the region, to secure them and enable the OSCE monitors to control where they are

We are taking these people in and integrating them and preventing them going to other parts of the world as 'freedom

This has been good background on Syria, on how we can resume the talks. That was the aim of today, the road ahead is still long, we all know that, especially those new to the talks, our new American colleague was engaged in the debate, so it bodes well for

Everyone was happy that Rex Tillerson was there and took an active part in the discussion. Of course everyone knows, and the United States expressed this through their foreign minister, that we need international cooperation to solve existing crises in the

On its own, the regime in Damascus won't conduct any serious

Our hand should remain outstretched for respectful cooperation based on … openness, honesty and what our constitutions stand for – freedom, democracy and the rule of law, as well as mutual

Both U.S. Vice President Pence and his colleague Tillerson made it clear in the talks that they have a strong interest in a united Europe, that they stand by a transatlantic partnership in

I think we should all hope there are agreements between Russia and the U.S., not to the detriment of Ukraine or to Europe, but if there is an easing of tensions between these two world powers, then that is

The friendship between two nations is far more than thriving cooperation between governments, but without good and trusting relations between both governments, it can't go

The world will not wait for us. There are urgent issues on the global agenda about which Germany and America, as well as Europe and America, should be closely coordinating. The friendship between two countries is far more than a beneficial cooperation between governments, but without good and trustworthy relations between those governments, it will not go

After Brexit last year, if enemies of Europe manage again in the Netherlands or in France to get results then we face the threat that the largest civilization project of the 20th century, namely the European Union, could fall

We are determined to protect the rights of our citizens and will take rapid action within the European Union about the steps that are now

The United States is a country where Christian traditions have an important meaning. Loving your neighbour is a major Christian value, and that includes helping people. I think that is what unites us in the West, and I think that is what we want to make clear to the

We in Germany and France have a clear position on the sanctions. We wish to implement the Minsk peace process ... And that is the only way that sanctions can be

Protectionism will make all of us

He will run a protectionist and nationalist programme, and we cannot respond in the same way. We need to act by becoming more competitive, investing in our infrastructure, in digitalisation, in education, we simply need to get better. And we need to look for partners who want to achieve those things with us and I believe they exist. When someone shuts doors – and he is shutting doors – others open somewhere else, that I am sure of. Germany should act with self-confidence and not be fearful or

Of course, if the US president starts a trade conflict – I don't want to call it 'trade war' – with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and with China. Of course, we in Europe should tell the ASEAN states and also China and India: 'We have no interest in a trade conflict, we want to be fair partners' – and we have to ask China to reciprocate – but we should take advantage of the opportunities that open

The policies of Angela Merkel and Wolfgang Schaeuble have no doubt contributed to the deep crises in the European Union since 2008, to the isolation of a dominant German government and, through a relentless insistence on austerity, to high unemployment outside Germany. One consequence has been the strengthening of anti-European populist parties and the damaging of not only democracy but also a good investment climate. The continuation of the current policies comes at the cost of sustainable growth. This is also dangerous for

If Trump starts a trade war with Asia and South America, it will open opportunities for us. Trump must simply recognise that the U.S. economy often isn't competitive, while the German (economy) is. You can see the weight of our economic interests. Germany should act with self-confidence and not be fearful or

Should the United States start a trade war with China and all of Asia then we as Europeans and Germans are fair partners. Europe and Germany need a strategy geared toward Asia and China and we have new

Nationalism and protectionism are not the recipes for

The American car industry is getting worse, weaker and more

The US car industry would have a bad awakening if all the supply parts that aren't being built in the US were to suddenly come with a 35 percent tariff. I believe it would make the US car industry weaker, worse and above all more expensive. I would wait and see what the Congress has to say about that, which is mostly full of people who want the opposite of

It's not the case that the plants will be closed. The question at stake is how can the plants be developed further?feedback

Of course, I can imagine a Red-Red-Green coalition, if it allows the formation of a stable government. But that depends completely on the Linke. They must decide whether they want to govern or remain a radical

We must set ourselves ambitious goals. Growth capital is still something that we are

My personal point of view is: We should do everything, as far as this is politically justifiable, to keep the Britons as close as possible to

This won't be easy. But above all, we must get this done quickly. The uncertainty is the biggest

A load has been taken off the mind of all of

I am confident that the new segment will make a crucial contribution to there being more stock market listings of young innovative growth firms in Germany

We should restart discussions in the WTO even as we are negotiating comprehensive bilateral

First of all we did not have a discussion on

Nobody can expect Europe to accept such foul play of trade

It will on no account be switched off in the next decade - in my opinion not even in the one after

I am very pleased that we have made a first, big step, because if Europe were not able to deal with Canada, this would send a difficult signal to the

This treaty is good because we will get eventually rules for globalisation. This treaty is good for

It's clear that we need significantly more investment in education and

This is remarkable given the recent migration flows into the

If the Americans are not ready to meet at least the standard of CETA, with Canada, then there will be no chance of a

There was a great willingness to sign the agreement in October ... There are still some things to do, but it was a very good

We need to make sure that we don't allow Britain to keep the nice things, so to speak, related to Europe while taking no

With the agreement, we've created planning security for

It doesn't make sense to end talks on such issues - neither with Turkey nor with Russia nor with

TTIP has failed, but "nobody is really admitting

In my opinion, the negotiations with the United States have de facto failed, even though nobody is really admitting

I, we always said that it's inconceivable for Germany to take in a million people every

I very much regret this decision because it means there is a looming danger that Tengelmann's assets will be stripped and jobs will be lost. The charge of bias was "

That's why we shouldn't just pull up the

It could be that some companies move their headquarters to Europe. Frankfurt is already being discussed. But I don't wish that on the Brits at

The weight of the EU, but also confidence in the cohesion and the steadfastness of the EU, would diminish

The German economy started 2016 on a good footing: industry posted an increase in production, employment is noticeably rising, and higher income of private households is leading to higher private spending. Our task is to use this momentum to invest in education, modern infrastructure and

Finally, there are concrete steps towards a joint European refugee

We checked if we could take back the foreign trade law approval. But we realised that it was impossible without the agreement of all those ministries of the old administration that gave the war weapons control law

The fact that free visa is only going to be granted when Turkey meets the appropriate European standards is not going to change. And that is not happening at the

It is up to Turkey if there is or there isn't visa liberalisation. Europe should under no circumstances be blackmailed. And we have to consider the fact that a country that is on its way to bring death penalty into force is only distancing itself so drastically from

In view of the good general conditions such as the low oil price and favourable exchange rate, economic dynamism should really be above present economic growth of 1.7

If the measures have no impact in the spring, we're moving towards numbers that become

We believe that instead of one large central facility such as a transit area at the border these entry centers should be set up all over the country as initial reception centres for refugees and waiting areas to carry out entry checks and registrations and to distribute from

Why should German taxpayers pay to imprison foreign criminals? The threat of having to spend time behind bars in their home country is far more of a deterrent than a prison sentence in

With the recent nuclear agreement and the future events, new issues will be raised for Iran and we have developed the basis, both inside and outside the country, to produce security in the Middle East, and I believe it is for the benefit of Iran as well. Developing security in the region and the security of the state of Israel is of significant importance to

In Europe we do not need pedantry or bashing each other, but everyone has to try and handle his challenges in the common European interest. We need to maintain our competitiveness in a globalised economy and possibly expand it, so we can maintain our social standards, social security, and continue to successfully master our tasks in culture or in environmental

It is completely clear that we reject these investment protection

There are seven ministers (of the SPD), four woman and three men who will sit at the cabinet table. It starts with Frank-Walter Steinmeier as head of the Foreign Ministry, probably the most high-profile foreign affairs

The party was unable to convince voters on its key competence, which is social

I believe a coalition between us is about change in this country, and also in Europe, taking a different route and thinking about tomorrow; what we want to happen to our children and grandchildren. We need to bring that back into politics. Merkel's coalition do politics without

Twelve state elections without a majority for the chancellor. What we can say today I think is that the Federal election is wide open, dear friends! We will be fighting, we will be using the political concept from lower Saxony

Along with Chancellor Merkel, we just agreed on measures for growth and employment in Europe. We made it clear that we need sustainable financial resources for this, such as taxing financial

It's a slap in the face to every honest taxpayer. The money will not flow into the state coffers. It will disappear abroad. That's what Switzerland wanted to arrange, but we will not go along with

(Chancellor) Merkel is opening up gaps among the middle class. They are the ones who are interested in getting ahead, education and performance, but who also support social equality, the environment, and consumer

The commission charged with the investigation must check if Herr zu Guttenberg told the truth when he affirmed that the German army leadership did not keep him adequately

One of the possibilities would have been to clarify the financial aspect but we did not agree on

I am the candidate for the leadership and all my colleagues who are candidates for other posts in the party are only candidates

We need a total open and transparent procedure, and not this hide and seek game and secret diplomacy, that has been performed concerning Gorleben in the

In a country as rich as Germany, there cannot be an energy shortage. This also must be the goal of our climate

The exact causes are not clear yet, electric utilities have to analyse these, but it shows it's necessary to invest more into the development of the networks. That's one of the utilities' duties and I think there's a considerable backlog demand problem

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