Head of the foreign affairs desk, Handelsblatt
As a massive Russian military exercise gets underway in Belarus, many question how to deal with the threatening gesture. With a return to successful Cold War policies, argues Handelsblatt’s foreign affairs correspondent.
Sep 15, 2017 in
The US president has nothing but praise for Poland while mounting a threefold attack on Germany as he seeks to drive a wedge into EU solidarity.
Jul 06, 2017 in
Sigmar Gabriel will meet with the key players in the escalating crisis among Arab states, after blasting the Saudi-led coalition's treatment of Qatar.
Jul 04, 2017 in
The Polish economy is booming again, having taken a hit after the current right-wing government took power. But political uncertainty has investors worried.
Jun 19, 2017 in
German companies hope Iran's relatively pro-Western president Hassan Rouhani will win a fresh term in Friday's election so they can continue their tentative push into the lucrative market.
May 18, 2017 in
German companies are hoping for a new burst of momentum in trade with Moscow from Angela Merkel’s first Russian visit in two years.
May 02, 2017 in
Anton Siluanov, a Vladimir Putin loyalist, is not expecting Western sanctions to be lifted anytime soon.
Poland's Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki sees his government's course backed by foreign investments.
Apr 27, 2017 in
Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan says Germany could play an important role in the kingdom’s efforts to transform its economy and kick its dependence on oil.
Apr 26, 2017 in
Companies & Markets
Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has condemned the chemical-weapons attack in Syria and called for the Assad regime to be held responsible. But as Washington threatens unilateral action, divisions could emerge between the United States and Germany.
Apr 06, 2017 in
The stakes are too high for Europe not to make its position clear on the upcoming constitutional referendum in Turkey, argues Handelsblatt's foreign affairs editor.
Apr 04, 2017 in
Dutch prime minister and Liberals leader Mark Rutte prevailed over right-wing politician Geert Wilders thanks to statesmanship, a clear line against Turkish campaigning and by partially adopting Mr. Wilders’ position on immigrants.
Mar 17, 2017 in
Many people doubted he was a good choice for foreign minister. But so far, Sigmar Gabriel has been impressive. His policies are similar to those of his predecessor but his style is different.
Mar 13, 2017 in
In a bid to sooth tensions, Germany's Foreign Minister has come out against imposing punitive measures on Poland for alleged rule of law violations. The olive branch comes as Warsaw and Brussels gear up for a battle over E.U. Council President Donald Tusk.
Mar 09, 2017 in
Chancellor Merkel is traveling to Egypt and then Tunisia this week. As with Turkey, she is willing to make deals with autocratic regimes to help stem the flow of refugees into Europe.
Mar 02, 2017 in