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.
October 17, 1998 |
Doling out high-profile posts in a coalition government is always fraught with hard bargaining and hurt feelings. But Chancellor-elect Gerhard Schroeder of Germany probably never expected to hear the loudest squabbling from his closest allies. Contrary to expectations that Schroeder would be tangling with the environmentalist Greens party, with which he is negotiating to form a new government, the power plays grabbing headlines here are being waged by his fellow Social Democrats.
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%.