The German president and Chancellor Olaf Scholz have both been invited to Kyiv, according to Frank-Walter Steinmeier's office. He had planned to go to Kyiv in April, but was told not to come on the eve of his trip.
26 Oct 2021
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said the Catholic Church needs to be more transparent about abuse scandals. He and the pope also criticized a lack of coherent EU immigration policy with regard to refugees.
13 Jul 2021
Volodymyr Zelenskyy has repeatedly called for Germany to do more to help Ukraine protect itself against Russia. But with Merkel's retirement imminent, grand commitments are looking increasingly unlikely.
26 Jun 2021
The Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union began exactly 80 years ago, costing millions of lives. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has paid homage in Berlin, while Vladimir Putin wrote an editorial in a German newspaper.
15 Jun 2021
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will hold talks later this month with Israel's new government under incoming Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. Steinmeier hopes to "strengthen the friendship" between Israel and Germany.
17 Dec 2019
German President Steinmeier has warned against forgetting the lessons learned from "unbridled nationalism." Germany stands by its responsibility for the war, Steinmeier said at the 75th anniversary of the pivotal battle.