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.
That many decisions are made in far-off Brussels instead of in one’s own capital may at first glance be a reason for concern. But even the largest EU Member States, such as Germany or Great Britain, are too small on an international scale to be able to assert their interests alone. Only concerted action by all Member States of the EU will put Europe on an equal footing with other nations in a globalized world.