Yesterday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz addressed the European Parliament as part of the debate on “The Future of Europe” and it is unlikely that he will consider this stay successful.
It turned out that his speech was not well received, in fact the debate was attended by many members of the German parliament from various political factions, who mainly attacked the policies of the German government.
Only German S&D MEPs stood up for Scholz, everyone criticized his policies, even representatives of the Green faction, with whom they were in the governing coalition in Germany.
Scholz Speech on EP
Although Scholz began his speech by reminding himself that he was speaking on the 78th anniversary of the end of World War II, which was started by Germany, he did not even stutter about the material responsibility for the consequences of this grisly grave.
He also deeply understands Germany’s policy, and consequently the EU’s policy towards Russia, which makes the EU dependent on the country’s energy resources. He stated that there is no need to reflect on the past, but to look to the future. the future, when Europe will be independent of this raw material.
Unfortunately, there was not even a word of apology to the rest of the EU countries for the fact that Germany’s policy towards Russia led to a serious dependence on the EU on energy resources, and therefore, after Russia’s attack on Ukraine, they incurred huge additional costs. on this account. .
In response to the Chancellor’s statement
Perhaps to the surprise of the German chancellor, he did not have many supporters in the debate, in fact he was only defended by members of parliament from his country, who belonged to the European Left, everyone attacked him mercilessly.
The strongest speech in this regard was delivered by the Head of the ECR Fraction, Prof. Ryszard Legutko, who directly said that in a situation where Germany made two grave mistakes, namely inviting immigrants in 2015 (herzlich willkommen Angela Merkel) and trying to “appease” Russia through massive purchases of energy resources, suggests entrusting the future Europe in German-French hands is unacceptable, especially by Central and Eastern European countries.
But there were also a number of speeches by other German lawmakers who spoke directly to Germany’s serious problems, with failing infrastructure, high crime rates, underdeveloped education and undermined medical care.
Although Scholz has come under heavy criticism for his government’s influence in Germany, he formally presented his government’s strategy for the future of the European Union in the EP.
According to him, the expansion of the EU to include Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and the Balkan countries will only be possible on condition of changes in the Agreement, including in particular the removal of the rule of unanimity, particularly in foreign and security matters. policy and tax issues.
Scholz suggested such a solution during his speech at a university in the Czech Republic, but now he has officially reiterated it on the EP, meaning Germany will agree to EU expansion only if the unanimity requirement is lifted.
This poses a real challenge for our country, because we are the main supporters of Ukraine’s speedy accession to the EU, and at the same time it is unacceptable for us to adopt a unanimity rule, even if it concerns only two areas, foreign and security policy and tax issues. .
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