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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

“They ignore it”: the German foreign Ministry has accused Russia of disrespecting EU


Russia, USA and China do not respect the European Union. This statement was made by foreign Minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel. In his opinion, in the circumstances, the European States need to work together to identify shared interests in foreign policy.

Foreign Minister of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel in an interview with Spiegel expressed the view that the United States, China and Russia do not appreciate the European Union and do not show him enough respect. In the foreign policy of the three countries ignored the interests of the EU, said the head of German diplomacy.

“Moscow, Beijing and Washington have one thing in common: they do not appreciate the European Union. They ignore it,” said Gabriel.

The head of the German foreign Ministry explained that in the past Berlin could count on the support of Paris, London and Washington in defending their political interests on the world stage. Now the U.S. position is weakening, said the German Minister, the vacated space is filled by other powers: in Syria, Russia and Iran, and trade policy — China.

The problem of European countries is that in contrast to leadership in world politics are States in the EU are not inclined to put their interests above all else.

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