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, reports with reference to Deutsche Welle. He will succeed current President Joachim Gauck, who decided to step down

Friendship between EU and Russia depends on situation in Ukraine – Germany

The Foreign Minister of Germany said that the friendship between the EU and Russia would have been desirable, but it was impossible until Moscow "helps Ukraine to overcome the conflict." It is reported by reports with reference to Welt am Sonntag. "It