What would happen if Putin were to succeed? The consequences for us would be much more costly – in every respect – than our assistance for Ukraine. This is one reason why I today signed an agreement with Volodymyr Zelensky in which we commit to providing long-term support. Chancellor Scholz in the new episode of Kanzler kompakt.
Video: New Year’s address by Federal Chancellor Scholz
“We can lean into any headwind and prevail”
Each and every one of us in this country is needed – the police officer just like the delivery driver, the pensioner just like the young trainee. Together, we can lean into any headwind and prevail. These are the words of the Chancellor’s New Year’s address for 2024. That does not, he says, diminish the challenges of our time, but it can give us confidence in our capacity to overcome them.