Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Germany Elects Frank-Walter Steinmeier As President

A special 1,260-member assembly on Sunday confirmed general expectations and elected Steinmeier as the new ceremonial head of state of the German Federal Republic, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Deutsche Welle. He will succeed current President Joachim Gauck, who decided to step down

German Foreign Minister hopes for Russia’s return to G8

Russia may return to the Group of Eight (G8) but only on particular conditions, Foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier told the German press agency DPA on Sunday on the verge of G7 foreign ministers meeting starting today in Hiroshima, UNIAN

Foreign Ministers of Normandy Four held meeting in Paris

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin late Thursday told the journalists after the five-hour talks of the Normandy Four top diplomats that these negotiations on the Ukrainian crisis were not decisive, but only the next step in the settlement, Joinfo.ua reports with reference

German foreign minister concerned over Ukraine ceasefire violations

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told the UN Security Council on Monday that both Ukraine and Russia continue to violate a ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine, Deutsche Welle reports. He added that Kyiv needs to implement an electoral law allowing limited concessions