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Germany: ‘Energy security is well guaranteed for this winter’ - Scholz defends his policies in Bundestag04:49

Germany: ‘Energy security is well guaranteed for this winter’ - Scholz defends his policies in Bundestag

Germany, Berlin
November 23, 2022 at 17:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

The German Parliament in Berlin witnessed a heated exchange on Wednesday between Chancellor Olaf Scholz and opposition deputies.

Speaking shortly before the Chancellor, the leader of the CDU, Friedrich Merz, accused Scholz of "gross breach of word" in regard to the approved law to keep the military spending of the German government at least on 2 percent of the gross domestic income.

"You, Mr Merz, stand at the CDU party conference and claim in all seriousness that the problem in our country is not the last 16 years of the CDU-led federal government, but the last 16 weeks under the leadership of the traffic light coalition. I can only say that anyone who believes that believes in talking white rabbits. Welcome to Alice's Wonderland! Welcome to the wonderland of the CDU and CSU, where reality is upside down", replied Scholz.

The German leader also addressed the energy crisis, saying that Germany's energy security is well guaranteed for this winter. It is secure because the federal government has boldly acted uncontrolled, and because companies across the country are budgeting to use energy sparingly. That remains very important, especially in view of the coming year and the winter of 2023.”

Alice Weidel, leader of AfD, claimed that "the Nord Stream pipeline blast was an unprecedented attack on our vital infrastructure” and accused German government of keeping “booming silence” on this event.

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The German Parliament in Berlin witnessed a heated exchange on Wednesday between Chancellor Olaf Scholz and opposition deputies.

Speaking shortly before the Chancellor, the leader of the CDU, Friedrich Merz, accused Scholz of "gross breach of word" in regard to the approved law to keep the military spending of the German government at least on 2 percent of the gross domestic income.

"You, Mr Merz, stand at the CDU party conference and claim in all seriousness that the problem in our country is not the last 16 years of the CDU-led federal government, but the last 16 weeks under the leadership of the traffic light coalition. I can only say that anyone who believes that believes in talking white rabbits. Welcome to Alice's Wonderland! Welcome to the wonderland of the CDU and CSU, where reality is upside down", replied Scholz.

The German leader also addressed the energy crisis, saying that Germany's energy security is well guaranteed for this winter. It is secure because the federal government has boldly acted uncontrolled, and because companies across the country are budgeting to use energy sparingly. That remains very important, especially in view of the coming year and the winter of 2023.”

Alice Weidel, leader of AfD, claimed that "the Nord Stream pipeline blast was an unprecedented attack on our vital infrastructure” and accused German government of keeping “booming silence” on this event.