German Chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomes PM Modi at G7 Summit

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Monday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G7 Summit where the leaders of the world’s seven richest countries will discuss various important global issues, including the Russian invasion of Ukraine, food security and counter-terrorism. Prime Minister Modi, who is in Germany on a … Read more

‘Kindred spirits’ Biden, Scholz work to heal U.S.-German ties By Reuters

© Reuters. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and U.S. President Joe Biden attend a family photo opportunity at Schloss Elmau castle, during the G7 leaders summit near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, June 26, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool By Andrea Shalal and Andreas Rinke SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany (Reuters) – Panned by critics for dragging his feet on Ukraine, called a … Read more

Macron, Scholz and Draghi expected in Kyiv to support Ukraine

The leaders of France, Italy and Germany are planning a joint trip to Ukraine as early as Thursday to show support for the country as it resists the Russian invasion and to discuss its bid to apply for EU membership, according to senior diplomats and officials in European capitals. Although the trip has not been … Read more

Ukraine Latest: Big Russian Rate Cut; Scholz Eyes Wider Alliance

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Bloomberg News Bloomberg News Article content (Bloomberg) — Germany’s chancellor said Russia wants to “bomb us back to a time when war was a common political tool.” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told allies the war “may last a long time” and that they “need to … Read more

Germany is keen to pursue gas projects with Senegal, says Scholz on first African tour

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Reuters Andreas Rinke and Sarah Marsh Publishing date: May 22, 2022  •  13 minutes ago  •  2 minute read  •  Join the conversation Article content DAKAR/BERLIN — Germany wants to intensively pursue gas and renewable energy projects with Senegal, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday during his … Read more

North Rhine-Westphalia result deals blow to Scholz

German chancellor Olaf Scholz suffered a major setback on Sunday when his Social Democrats slumped to their worst-ever electoral result in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state and once an SPD stronghold. Projections on Germany’s ARD TV channel based on exit polls put the SPD on 27.1 per cent, down more than 4 points on … Read more

Scholz Faces Tricky Electoral Test in Former Party Stronghold

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Bloomberg News Michael Nienaber Publishing date: May 15, 2022  •  17 minutes ago  •  2 minute read  •  Join the conversation Article content (Bloomberg) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz faces another tricky electoral test on Sunday, with polls suggesting his Social Democratic Party could suffer a second … Read more

Scholz vows to continue sending heavy weapons to Ukraine

Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Germany would continue to send heavy weapons to Ukraine, saying it was its historical responsibility to help the government in Kyiv defend itself against Russian aggression. He made the comments during a speech to mark the 77th anniversary of the Allied victory in the second world war. “We have learned a … Read more

olaf scholz: Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s party soundly beaten at German regional vote

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz‘s SPD suffered a stinging defeat at regional elections on Sunday, with the opposition conservatives securing a thumping win in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein a week before a bigger test. The Social Democrats saw their vote share diminish to around 16 percent from 27.3 percent in the last election in 2017, … Read more

Scholz Sets Limits on Germany’s Ukraine Policy to Rally Support

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Bloomberg News Michael Nienaber Publishing date: May 08, 2022  •  42 minutes ago  •  3 minute read  •  Join the conversation Article content (Bloomberg) — Chancellor Olaf Scholz set limits on Germany’s efforts to help Ukraine in a bid to reassure the country unsettled by the threat … Read more