Sigmar Gabriel

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 President Donald Trump: The EU and the International Atomic Energy Agency reject his claims  Iran has continued its nuclear weapons research. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP

Two announcements last week, in Europe and the US respectively – and reactions to them – were testimony to the continuing frustration in Europe with t(...)

An Albanian flag is carried as thousands of people walk down the main pedestrian zone in Pristina,  on Saturday, the 10th anniversary of Kosovo’s independence. Photograph: Visar Kryeziu/AP

Kosovo has urged Serbia to agree a historic deal this year to normalise their relations, as it celebrated its first decade of independence from Belgra(...)

German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel with Kosovo’s prime minister Ramush Haradinaj in Pristina. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Germany has told Serbia that it must accept the sovereignty of Kosovo if it wants to join the European Union, in a blunt message that was welcomed in (...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and European Council president Donald Tusk: Mr Erdogan’s authoritarian methods have been a convenient excuse for long-fingering EU accession discussions. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet

Customs union. “The” customs union. “A” customs union.  We speak of little else here these days. Of an evening, over a half of blonde in one of t(...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson speaks alongside  German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel and the EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on the Iran nuclear deal, in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The EU’s top foreign ministers have warned Donald Trump there is “no alternative” to the teetering nuclear agreement with Iran on the eve of a US deci(...)

Tough job: EU Commissioner for budget Günther Oettinger. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

They fired the gun for the off on Monday in Brussels on a process that is at least as complex and divisive as Brexit, and one that will preoccupy and (...)

German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel  with  Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin  in Kiev on Thursday. “I hope we will manage to adopt a realistic and suitable mandate for a UN mission before the elections in Russia,” said Mr Gabriel.  Photograph:  Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Germany has called for the swift approval of a strong United Nations peacekeeping mission for eastern Ukraine, but expressed doubt over whether US ar(...)

Pro-EU demonstrators hold   flags outside the Houses of Parliament in central London, England. File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

An EU agreement with the UK on relations after Brexit could serve as a model for ties with other countries that want to be as close as possible to the(...)

EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini: said Mr Trump has promised to consult allies on the agreement and to take account of their strategic interests. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

EU foreign ministers have strongly defended the Iran nuclear deal as key to preventing the global spread of nuclear weapons. Following US president D(...)

An  undated picture released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Thursday shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visiting a fruit farm in South Hwanghae Province, North Korea. Photograph:  AFP Photo/KCNA

Donald Trump’s threat before the United Nations to destroy North Korea was merely “the sound of a dog barking”, the country’s foreign minister has sai(...)

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