Media mentions – German foreign policy leadership
It is urgently necessary for Europeans to show their flag in Africa. So far, China’s investments have been much more visible.
It is not about decoupling Europe from the USA, but about European contributions to strengthen the transatlantic deterrent network
Wolfgang Ischinger presents a double strategy for Germany and its European partners in NATO and the EU
The predominant voice in Berlin was that the reform of the EU is necessary and that the members need to start some changes, regarding the way decisions are taken, and the composition of the Commission
To say that there is an attempt today to impose anything on anyone is pure disinformation. There is no such attempt there is only a project that would require the consent of all states.
The question of whether Germany will be able to keep defence spending at two per cent of GDP after 2027 is an open question
At the time of Scholz’s speech in February 2022, the “Zeitenwende” was not a well thought-out foreign policy work programme, but something that the chancellor was “observing” and had to react to
I cannot not rule out that once the fund is exhausted, German defence spending will fall
The turning point was the German government’s difficult decision to hand over the Leopards