October 10, 1998 |
On his first visit to the United States since being elected Germany's next chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder on Friday appeared to indicate support for NATO airstrikes to ease the humanitarian crisis in Kosovo.
September 28, 1998 |
Gerhard Schroeder, the suave and media-savvy governor of Lower Saxony, ousted German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in a splintered federal election Sunday, sending Europe's longest-serving leader into retirement and ending an era that witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall and German reunification.
February 28, 1998 |
It's late afternoon, and the cultural center of this northwest German manufacturing city is filling up fast. The stairway entrance is decorated with depressing unemployment statistics, but the mood in the ballroom is upbeat: A pianist is belting out amplified big band favorites, the tables are decked with bottles of on-the-house beer, and people are waving banners with slogans like "It's About Jobs." The lights go down.
October 13, 2005 |
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who has led Germany since 1998, told an audience of union members in his home city of Hanover that he would not play a role in the next government. Schroeder was speaking two days after his Social Democrats said he was ready to allow conservative Angela Merkel to lead a power-sharing government of their two parties.
September 23, 2005 |
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and conservative leader Angela Merkel met for the first time since Sunday's election but showed no signs of settling a bitter standoff over who won the vote and who should lead Germany if their parties are forced into a coalition. Merkel's party won 27.8%, and the Christian Social Union won 7.4%, giving their alliance 35.2%. Schroeder's party won 34.3%.
January 2, 2004 |
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder will become the first German leader to attend a commemoration of the 1944 D-day landings in June, after being invited by France. Ten years ago, Paris did not ask Chancellor Helmut Kohl to the high-profile 50th anniversary. French President Jacques Chirac's invitation marks a gesture of reconciliation contrasting with that apparent snub. "Mr.