Head of the foreign affairs desk, Handelsblatt
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
VW continues to enjoy the support of major shareholder Qatar, according to representative Hessa Al Jaber. It is the first time the investor has spoken out since becoming a VW supervisory board member last June.
Feb 27, 2017 in
Companies & Markets
The U.S. has demanded that all NATO members up their defence spending to 2 percent of GDP. But rather than starting a new arms race, it would be better to talk about upper limits for arms and joint security in Europe.
Feb 21, 2017 in
Japan's Foreign Minister says talks between his country and the European Union should be revived as quickly as possible.
Feb 17, 2017 in
Germany is playing host to a meeting of some of the world's most powerful diplomats this week. It will be an opportunity for Rex Tillerson, the new U.S. secretary of state, to get his bearings at a particularly chaotic time for the Trump administration.
Feb 16, 2017 in