Germany: Steinmeier holds appointment ceremony for Merkel's new cabinet

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's new cabinet was appointed by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at Schloss Bellevue in Berlin on Wednesday. The 15 ministers received a letter of appointment during the ceremony, before heading to the German Bundestag to be sworn in. President Steinmeier called the naming of the cabinet a «sigh of relief,» that could be felt across the whole country and... Еще has urged the new government to «prove itself new and different, not only in terms of the size of the tasks, but also in dealing with parliament and the public — especially in direct conversation with citizens,» after the parties had lost votes to Alternative for Germany (AfD) during the elections.

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