Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) who has served as the Minister for Foreign Affairs since 2013. He currently serves as Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) with regard to 2016 German chairmanship of the OSCE.

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  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) who has served as the Minister for Foreign Affairs since 2013. He currently serves as Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) with regard to 2016 German chairmanship of the OSCE. Steinmeier was a close aide of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, serving as Chief of Staff in the German Chancellery from 1999 to 2005. He subsequently served as Foreign Minister (2005–2009) and Vice Chancellor (2007–2009) in the grand coalition government of Angela Merkel. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party, and he was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election.Steinmeier is known as a reform-minded moderate within the SPD and associated with the Schröder government's controversial drive to overhaul the welfare state. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) who has served as the Minister for Foreign Affairs since 2013. He currently serves as Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) with regard to 2016 German chairmanship of the OSCE. Steinmeier was a close aide of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, serving as Chief of Staff in the German Chancellery from 1999 to 2005. He subsequently served as Foreign Minister (2005–2009) and Vice Chancellor (2007–2009) in the grand coalition government of Angela Merkel. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party, and he was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. He was a long-time confidante of former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and is associated with the Schröder government's reforms of the welfare state. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician and the current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of both his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany.Steinmeier was a close aide of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, and served as Chief of Staff in the German Chancellery from 1999 to 2005. He served as Foreign Minister (2005–2009) and Vice Chancellor (2007–2009) in the grand coalition government of Angela Merkel. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party, and he was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. A long-time confidante of Gerhard Schröder, he was closely associated with the Schröder government's reforms of the welfare state in the early 2000s. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician and the current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of both his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany.Steinmeier holds a doctorate in law and was a career civil servant. From the early 1990s he was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, and when Schröder became Chancellor of Germany Steinmeier served as his Chief of Staff at the German Chancellery from 1999 to 2005. He served as Foreign Minister (2005–2009) and Vice Chancellor (2007–2009) in the grand coalition government of Angela Merkel. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party, and he was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. He was closely associated with the Schröder government's reforms of the welfare state in the early 2000s. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician and the current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of both his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany.Steinmeier holds a doctorate in law and was a career civil servant. He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and as Schröder became Chancellor of Germany, Steinmeier served as his Chief of Staff at the German Chancellery from 1999 to 2005. He served as Foreign Minister (2005–2009) and Vice Chancellor (2007–2009) in the grand coalition government of Angela Merkel. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party, and he was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. He was closely associated with the Schröder government's reforms of the welfare state in the early 2000s. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician and the current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of both his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany.Steinmeier holds a doctorate in law and was a career civil servant. He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and as Schröder became Chancellor of Germany, Steinmeier served as his Chief of Staff at the German Chancellery from 1999 to 2005. He served as Foreign Minister (2005–2009) and Vice Chancellor (2007–2009) in the grand coalition government of Angela Merkel. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party, and he was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election. Following the 2013 federal election he became Minister for Foreign Affairs in Merkel's second grand coalition.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. He was closely associated with the Schröder government's reforms of the welfare state in the early 2000s. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician and the current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of both his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany.Steinmeier holds a doctorate in law and was a career civil servant. He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and subsequently served as his Chief of Staff at the German Chancellery from 1999 to 2005 during Schröder's tenure as Chancellor of Germany. He served as Foreign Minister (2005–2009) and Vice Chancellor (2007–2009) in the grand coalition government of Angela Merkel. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party, and he was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election. Following the 2013 federal election he became Minister for Foreign Affairs in Merkel's second grand coalition.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. He was closely associated with the Schröder government's reforms of the welfare state in the early 2000s. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician and the current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of both his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany.Steinmeier holds a doctorate in law and was a career civil servant. He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and subsequently served as his Chief of Staff at the German Chancellery from 1999 to 2005 during Schröder's tenure as Chancellor of Germany. He served as Foreign Minister (2005–2009) and Vice Chancellor (2007–2009) in the grand coalition government of Angela Merkel. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party, and he was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election. Following the 2013 federal election he became Minister for Foreign Affairs in Merkel's second grand coalition.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. He was a principal architect of the Schröder government's reforms of the welfare state when he was Chief of Staff in the early 2000s. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician and the current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of both his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany.Steinmeier holds a doctorate in law and was a career civil servant. He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and subsequently served as his Chief of Staff at the German Chancellery from 1999 to 2005 during Schröder's tenure as Chancellor of Germany. He served as Foreign Minister (2005–2009) and Vice Chancellor (2007–2009) in the grand coalition government of Angela Merkel. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party, and he was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election. Following the 2013 federal election he became Minister for Foreign Affairs in Merkel's second grand coalition.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. He was a principal architect of Agenda 2010, the Schröder government's reforms of the welfare state, when he was Chief of Staff in the early 2000s. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician and the current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of both his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany.Steinmeier holds a doctorate in law and was a career civil servant. He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and subsequently served as his Chief of Staff at the German Chancellery from 1999 to 2005 during Schröder's tenure as Chancellor of Germany. He served as Foreign Minister (2005–2009) and Vice Chancellor (2007–2009) in the grand coalition government of Angela Merkel. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party, and he was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election. Following the 2013 federal election he became Minister for Foreign Affairs in Merkel's second grand coalition.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. As Chief of Staff he was a principal architect of Agenda 2010, the Schröder government's reforms of the welfare state. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician and the current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of the governing coalition consisting of his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany, and thus became the presumptive elect as the coalition holds a large majority in the Federal Convention.Steinmeier holds a doctorate in law and was a career civil servant. He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and subsequently served as his Chief of Staff at the German Chancellery from 1999 to 2005 during Schröder's tenure as Chancellor of Germany. He served as Foreign Minister (2005–2009) and Vice Chancellor (2007–2009) in the grand coalition government of Angela Merkel. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party, and he was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election. Following the 2013 federal election he became Minister for Foreign Affairs in Merkel's second grand coalition.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. As Chief of Staff he was a principal architect of Agenda 2010, the Schröder government's reforms of the welfare state. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician and the current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of the governing coalition consisting of his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany, and thus became the presumptive elect as the coalition holds a large majority in the Federal Convention.Steinmeier holds a doctorate in law and was formerly a career civil servant. He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and subsequently served as his Chief of Staff at the German Chancellery from 1999 to 2005 during Schröder's tenure as Chancellor of Germany. He served as Foreign Minister (2005–2009) and Vice Chancellor (2007–2009) in the grand coalition government of Angela Merkel. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party, and he was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election. Following the 2013 federal election he became Minister for Foreign Affairs in Merkel's second grand coalition.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. As Chief of Staff he was a principal architect of Agenda 2010, the Schröder government's reforms of the welfare state. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician and the current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of the governing coalition consisting of his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany, and thus became the presumptive elect as the coalition holds a large majority in the Federal Convention.Steinmeier holds a doctorate in law and was formerly a career civil servant. He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and subsequently served as his Chief of Staff at the German Chancellery from 1999 to 2005 during Schröder's tenure as Chancellor of Germany. He served as Foreign Minister (2005–2009) and Vice Chancellor (2007–2009) in the first grand coalition government of Angela Merkel. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party, and he was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election. Following the 2013 federal election he became Minister for Foreign Affairs in Merkel's second grand coalition.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. As Chief of Staff he was a principal architect of Agenda 2010, the Schröder government's reforms of the welfare state. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician and the current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of the governing coalition consisting of his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany, and thus became the presumptive elect as the coalition holds a large majority in the Federal Convention.Steinmeier holds a doctorate in law and was formerly a career civil servant. He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and served as Schröder's chief of staff from 1996. When Schröder became Chancellor of Germany in 1998, Steinmeier was appointed Under-Secretary of State in the German Chancellery with the responsibility for the intelligence services. From 1999 to 2005 he served as Chief of Staff at the German Chancellery.Following the 2005 federal election, Steinmeier became Foreign Minister in the first grand coalition government of Angela Merkel, and from 2007 he additionally held the office of Vice Chancellor. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party. He was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election, but his party lost the election and he left the federal cabinet. Following the 2013 federal election he again became Minister for Foreign Affairs in Merkel's second grand coalition.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. As Chief of Staff he was a principal architect of Agenda 2010, the Schröder government's reforms of the welfare state. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician and the current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of the governing coalition consisting of his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany, and thus became the presumptive elect as the coalition holds a large majority in the Federal Convention.Steinmeier holds a doctorate in law and was formerly a career civil servant. He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and served as Schröder's chief of staff from 1996. When Schröder became Chancellor of Germany in 1998, Steinmeier was appointed Under-Secretary of State in the German Chancellery with the responsibility for the intelligence services. From 1999 to 2005 he served as Chief of Staff of the Chancellery.Following the 2005 federal election, Steinmeier became Foreign Minister in the first grand coalition government of Angela Merkel, and from 2007 he additionally held the office of Vice Chancellor. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party. He was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election, but his party lost the election and he left the federal cabinet. Following the 2013 federal election he again became Minister for Foreign Affairs in Merkel's second grand coalition.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. As Chief of Staff he was a principal architect of Agenda 2010, the Schröder government's reforms of the welfare state. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician and the current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of the governing coalition consisting of his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany, and thus became the presumptive elect as the coalition holds a large majority in the Federal Convention.Steinmeier holds a doctorate in law and was formerly a career civil servant. He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and served as Schröder's chief of staff from 1996. When Schröder became Chancellor of Germany in 1998, Steinmeier was appointed Under-Secretary of State in the German Chancellery with the responsibility for the intelligence services. From 1999 to 2005 he served as Chief of Staff of the Chancellery.Following the 2005 federal election, Steinmeier became Foreign Minister in the first grand coalition government of Angela Merkel, and from 2007 he additionally held the office of Vice Chancellor. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party. He was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election, but his party lost the election and he left the federal cabinet to become leader of the opposition. Following the 2013 federal election he again became Minister for Foreign Affairs in Merkel's second grand coalition.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. As Chief of Staff he was a principal architect of Agenda 2010, the Schröder government's reforms of the welfare state. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician, and is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).Steinmeier is the current Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). In November 2016, he was announced as the candidate of the governing coalition consisting of his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany, and thus became the presumptive elect as the coalition holds a large majority in the Federal Convention.Steinmeier holds a Doctorate in Law, and was formerly a career civil servant. He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and served as Schröder's Chief of Staff from 1996. When Schröder became Chancellor of Germany in 1998, Steinmeier was appointed Under-Secretary of State in the German Chancellery, with the responsibility for the intelligence services. From 1999 to 2005, he served as Chief of Staff of the Chancellery.Following the 2005 Federal Election, Steinmeier became Foreign Minister in the first grand coalition government of Angela Merkel. From 2007, he also held the office of Vice Chancellor. In 2008, he briefly served as acting Chairman of the SPD party. He was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 Federal Election; however, his party lost the election and he left the federal cabinet to become Leader of the Opposition. Following the 2013 Federal Election, he again became Minister for Foreign Affairs in Merkel's second grand coalition.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. As Chief of Staff, he was a principal architect of Agenda 2010, the Schröder government's reforms of the welfare state. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician and the current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of the governing coalition consisting of his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany, and thus became the presumptive elect as the coalition holds a large majority in the Federal Convention.Steinmeier holds a doctorate in law and was formerly a career civil servant. He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and served as Schröder's chief of staff from 1996. When Schröder became Chancellor of Germany in 1998, Steinmeier was appointed Under-Secretary of State in the German Chancellery with the responsibility for the intelligence services. From 1999 to 2005 he served as Chief of Staff of the Chancellery.Following the 2005 federal election, Steinmeier became Foreign Minister in the first grand coalition government of Angela Merkel, and from 2007 he additionally held the office of Vice Chancellor. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party. He was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election, but his party lost the election and he left the federal cabinet to become leader of the opposition. Following the 2013 federal election he again became Minister for Foreign Affairs in Merkel's second grand coalition.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. As Chief of Staff he was a principal architect of Agenda 2010, the Schröder government's reforms of the welfare state. His lenient policies towards countries such as Russia and China have earned him criticism, and he has been described by critics of prioritizing German business interests over human rights. He has also been criticized of his refusal to recognise the Armenian Genocide. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician and the current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of the governing coalition consisting of his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany, and thus became the presumptive elect as the coalition holds a large majority in the Federal Convention.Steinmeier holds a doctorate in law and was formerly a career civil servant. He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and served as Schröder's chief of staff from 1996. When Schröder became Chancellor of Germany in 1998, Steinmeier was appointed Under-Secretary of State in the German Chancellery with the responsibility for the intelligence services. From 1999 to 2005 he served as Chief of Staff of the Chancellery.Following the 2005 federal election, Steinmeier became Foreign Minister in the first grand coalition government of Angela Merkel, and from 2007 he additionally held the office of Vice Chancellor. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party. He was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election, but his party lost the election and he left the federal cabinet to become leader of the opposition. Following the 2013 federal election he again became Minister for Foreign Affairs in Merkel's second grand coalition.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. As Chief of Staff he was a principal architect of Agenda 2010, the Schröder government's reforms of the welfare state. His lenient policies towards countries such as Russia and China have earned him criticism, and he has been criticized of prioritizing German business interests over human rights. He has also been criticized for his refusal to recognise the Armenian Genocide. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician and the current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of the governing coalition consisting of his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany, and thus became the presumptive elect as the coalition holds a large majority in the Federal Convention.Steinmeier holds a doctorate in law and was formerly a career civil servant. He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and served as Schröder's chief of staff from 1996. When Schröder became Chancellor of Germany in 1998, Steinmeier was appointed Under-Secretary of State in the German Chancellery with the responsibility for the intelligence services. From 1999 to 2005 he served as Chief of Staff of the Chancellery.Following the 2005 federal election, Steinmeier became Foreign Minister in the first grand coalition government of Angela Merkel, and from 2007 he additionally held the office of Vice Chancellor. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party. He was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election, but his party lost the election and he left the federal cabinet to become leader of the opposition. Following the 2013 federal election he again became Minister for Foreign Affairs in Merkel's second grand coalition.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. As Chief of Staff he was a principal architect of Agenda 2010, the Schröder government's reforms of the welfare state. His lenient policies towards countries such as Russia and China have earned him criticism, and he has been criticized of prioritizing German business interests over human rights. He has also been widely criticized for his refusal to recognise the Armenian Genocide. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician and the current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of the governing coalition consisting of his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany, and thus became the presumptive elect as the coalition holds a large majority in the Federal Convention.Steinmeier holds a doctorate in law and was formerly a career civil servant. He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and served as Schröder's chief of staff from 1996. When Schröder became Chancellor of Germany in 1998, Steinmeier was appointed Under-Secretary of State in the German Chancellery with the responsibility for the intelligence services. From 1999 to 2005 he served as Chief of Staff of the Chancellery.Following the 2005 federal election, Steinmeier became Foreign Minister in the first grand coalition government of Angela Merkel, and from 2007 he additionally held the office of Vice Chancellor. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party. He was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election, but his party lost the election and he left the federal cabinet to become leader of the opposition. Following the 2013 federal election he again became Minister for Foreign Affairs in Merkel's second grand coalition.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. As Chief of Staff he was a principal architect of Agenda 2010, the Schröder government's reforms of the welfare state. His lenient policies towards countries such as Russia and China have earned him criticism, and he has been criticized of prioritizing German business interests over human rights. He has also been widely criticized for his refusal to recognise the Armenian Genocide, and for being one of only two members of parliament who did not support a German Bundestag resolution recognising the genocide. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician and the current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of the governing coalition consisting of his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany, and thus became the presumptive elect as the coalition holds a large majority in the Federal Convention.Steinmeier holds a doctorate in law and was formerly a career civil servant. He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and served as Schröder's chief of staff from 1996. When Schröder became Chancellor of Germany in 1998, Steinmeier was appointed Under-Secretary of State in the German Chancellery with the responsibility for the intelligence services. From 1999 to 2005 he served as Chief of Staff of the Chancellery.Following the 2005 federal election, Steinmeier became Foreign Minister in the first grand coalition government of Angela Merkel, and from 2007 he additionally held the office of Vice Chancellor. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party. He was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election, but his party lost the election and he left the federal cabinet to become leader of the opposition. Following the 2013 federal election he again became Minister for Foreign Affairs in Merkel's second grand coalition.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. As Chief of Staff he was a principal architect of Agenda 2010, the Schröder government's controversial reforms of the welfare state. His lenient policies towards countries such as Russia and China have earned him criticism, and he has been criticized of prioritizing German business interests over human rights. He has also been widely criticized for his refusal to recognise the Armenian Genocide, and for being one of only two members of parliament who did not support a German Bundestag resolution recognising the genocide. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician and the current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of the governing coalition consisting of his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany, and thus became the presumptive elect as the coalition holds a large majority in the Federal Convention.Steinmeier holds a doctorate in law and was formerly a career civil servant. He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and served as Schröder's chief of staff from 1996. When Schröder became Chancellor of Germany in 1998, Steinmeier was appointed Under-Secretary of State in the German Chancellery with the responsibility for the intelligence services. From 1999 to 2005 he served as Chief of Staff of the Chancellery.Following the 2005 federal election, Steinmeier became Foreign Minister in the first grand coalition government of Angela Merkel, and from 2007 he additionally held the office of Vice Chancellor. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party. He was the SPD's candidate for Chancellor in the 2009 federal election, but his party lost the election and he left the federal cabinet to become leader of the opposition. Following the 2013 federal election he again became Minister for Foreign Affairs in Merkel's second grand coalition.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. As Chief of Staff he was a principal architect of Agenda 2010, the Schröder government's controversial reforms of the welfare state. His lenient policies towards countries such as Russia and China have earned him criticism both in Germany and internationally, and he has been criticized of prioritizing German business interests over human rights. He has also been widely criticized for his refusal to recognise the Armenian Genocide, and for being one of only two members of parliament who did not support a German Bundestag resolution recognising the genocide. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier (German: [ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is the President of Germany, serving since 19 March 2017. He previously served as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2009 and again from 2013 to 2017, and as vice chancellor from 2007 to 2009. He was chairman-in-office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in 2016.Steinmeier is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), holds a doctorate in law and was formerly a career civil servant. He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and served as Schröder's chief of staff from 1996. When Schröder became Chancellor of Germany in 1998, Steinmeier was appointed Under-Secretary of State in the German Chancellery with the responsibility for the intelligence services. From 1999 to 2005 he served as Chief of Staff of the Chancellery.Following the 2005 federal election, Steinmeier became Foreign Minister in the first grand coalition government of Angela Merkel, and from 2007 he additionally held the office of vice chancellor. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party. He was the SPD's candidate for chancellor in the 2009 federal election, but his party lost the election and he left the federal cabinet to become leader of the opposition. Following the 2013 federal election he again became Minister for Foreign Affairs in Merkel's second grand coalition. In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of the governing coalition consisting of his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany, and thus became the presumptive elect as the coalition held a large majority in the Federal Convention; he left the cabinet on 27 January 2017. He was elected as President by the Federal Convention on 12 February 2017, winning 74 percent of the vote.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. As chief of staff he was a principal architect of Agenda 2010, the Schröder government's controversial reforms of the welfare state. His lenient policies towards countries such as Russia and China have earned him criticism both in Germany and internationally, and he has been criticized for prioritizing German business interests over human rights. (en)
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier (German: [ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician serving as President of Germany since 19 March 2017. He previously was Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2009 and again from 2013 to 2017, and as Vice-Chancellor of Germany from 2007 to 2009. He was chairman-in-office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in 2016.Steinmeier is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), holds a doctorate in law and was formerly a career civil servant. He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and served as Schröder's chief of staff from 1996. When Schröder became Chancellor of Germany in 1998, Steinmeier was appointed Under-Secretary of State in the German Chancellery with the responsibility for the intelligence services. From 1999 to 2005 he served as Chief of Staff of the Chancellery.Following the 2005 federal election, Steinmeier became Foreign Minister in the first grand coalition government of Angela Merkel, and from 2007 he additionally held the office of vice chancellor. In 2008, he briefly served as acting chairman of his party. He was the SPD's candidate for chancellor in the 2009 federal election, but his party lost the election and he left the federal cabinet to become leader of the opposition. Following the 2013 federal election he again became Minister for Foreign Affairs in Merkel's second grand coalition. In November 2016 he was announced as the candidate of the governing coalition consisting of his own party and the CDU/CSU for President of Germany, and thus became the presumptive elect as the coalition held a large majority in the Federal Convention; he left the cabinet on 27 January 2017. He was elected as President by the Federal Convention on 12 February 2017, winning 74 percent of the vote.Steinmeier belongs to the right wing of the SPD, known as reformists and moderates. As chief of staff he was a principal architect of Agenda 2010, the Schröder government's controversial reforms of the welfare state. His lenient policies towards countries such as Russia and China have earned him criticism both in Germany and internationally, and he has been criticized for prioritizing German business interests over human rights. (en)
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  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier ([ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ]; born 5 January 1956) is a German politician, and is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).Steinmeier is the current Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). (en)
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