Frank-Walter Steinmeier (born 5 January 1956) is a German politician and the current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD) has [...] awarded Amnon Weinstein, who collects and restores violins of Holocaust victims, with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic. The sound of his violins stand for the six million murdered, said Steinmeier.
Though the trained lawyer is usually measured in his speech, in the thick of last year's US election campaign Steinmeier labelled Donald Trump a "hate preacher". The Berliner Morgenpost newspaper judged that Steinmeier looks set to be "the anti-Trump president" when he assumes the post on March 19. Steinmeier however lost his cool once, in 2014, when he yelled at Berlin protesters who had accused him of being a "warmonger" over his Ukraine policy. The outburst was so unusual it became a minor YouTube hit. A policy wonk by nature, Steinmeier served as adviser and then chief of staff to Merkel's predecessor, the SPD's Gerhard Schroeder.
In a speech on Friday, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier reminded refugees and other migrants of the need for tolerance in a country that shoulders such a historical burden. “This responsibility does not recognize caveats for migrant backgrounds and no exceptions for newcomers,” Steinmeier said. A recent survey commissioned by AJC Berlin [American Jewish Committee] found “widespread anti-Semitism” among refugees.
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