Germany agonises over Merkel’s legacy: did she hand too much power to Putin?

The war in Ukraine has prompted criticism of former chancellor’s decisions on Nord Stream pipeline and RussiaRussia-Ukraine war: latest newsAfter the war in Ukraine led German chancellor Olaf Scholz to pivot dramatically last week on his country’s postwar creeds of faith, attention is shifting to his predecessors, who took Germany down a strategic path towards Russia that became a dead end.The conflict in the east has caused a seismic shift in Germany, where Scholz has made a U-turn on a restrictive stance on weapons exports, announced huge increases in military spending and vowed to wean the country off Russian gas. Continue reading…

The war in Ukraine has prompted criticism of former chancellor’s decisions on Nord Stream pipeline and Russia

After the war in Ukraine led German chancellor Olaf Scholz to pivot dramatically last week on his country’s postwar creeds of faith, attention is shifting to his predecessors, who took Germany down a strategic path towards Russia that became a dead end.

The conflict in the east has caused a seismic shift in Germany, where Scholz has made a U-turn on a restrictive stance on weapons exports, announced huge increases in military spending and vowed to wean the country off Russian gas.

Continue reading…

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