German politicians and delegates from across the country reelected Frank-Walter Steinmeier to the largely ceremonial role of head of state.
20 Mar 2021
Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomed counterpart Reuven Rivlin to his home to discuss Germany's relations with Israel, the situation in the Middle East and how to combat the coronavirus.
12 Nov 2020
"We are in a critical phase" of the pandemic, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier told DW. He is concerned by the abrasive debate about health measures. There is "hardly a bridge" between supporters and opponents.
13 Apr 2020
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called efforts to curb coronavirus a "test of our humanity." It is the first time a German president has formally addressed the nation on television other than at Christmas.
2 Apr 2020
In an opinion for a British newspaper, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and four other world leaders have pled for global cooperation. Rapid testing and vaccines for vulnerable populations are key, they said.
16 Feb 2020
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier did his best to balance German aggression and victimhood at the 75th anniversary of the Dresden bombing, one of the most politically difficult events marking the end of World War II.
11 Nov 2019
Nationwide celebrations have kicked off in Germany to mark 30 years since the Berlin Wall came down. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is welcoming leaders of Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Hungary in Berlin.
17 Aug 2019
Victims of Berlin’s former Soviet-era Wall, whose construction began 58 years ago, are being remembered in the capital. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has warned of 'new walls' in electoral thinking.
22 Jun 2019
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has appealed for Germans to show civic courage in the face of anti-Semitism. The call comes amid growing attacks on Jewish people in Germany.
15 Dec 2017
The Gambia has given Germany's president Frank-Walter Steinmeier a warm welcome. The West African country has just emerged from more than two decades of dictatorship.
23 Mar 2017
Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan trade barbs over attempts by Turkish officials to drum up support among the Turkish diaspora in Europe for an April referendum on boosting Erdogan's powers.