In an interview on Sunday on ARD, German Chancellor Olaf Schulz (Social Democratic Party) noted criticism of his communication style, which was intensified by his succinct and succinct remarks at the recent G7 summit. The chancellor vehemently refused, arguing that he “did not want to make empty promises”.
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Schulz has been accused practically from the start of his tenure as chancellor that he does not explain his policy in sufficient detail, and that his brief statements and public appearances appear “arrogant”. “I don’t think so, so I’m not sharing that assessment,” the chancellor vehemently disagreed.
The allegation of arrogance was recently made against Schulz after a press conference summarizing the G7 summit in Elmau, Bavaria. When the journalist asked him if he could specify specific security guarantees for post-war Ukraine, the adviser replied only: “Yes,” adding “I can” after a short pause, and “That’s it” after another.
“I am convinced I am doing the right thing by not joining the group of politicians who make a weekly statement saying that 90 per cent of it shows nothing,” the chancellor said. – It is essential that the statements you make are implemented – explained Schulz. In his view, times of crisis “are not a moment for people who constantly say something, but a time for people for whom making basic decisions is paramount.”
As dpa reports, Chancellor Schulz recognized respect as the main slogan of his campaign last year and announced that he would be a “respect advisor”.
As Schulz informed during the interview, Germany is discussing with NATO allies security guarantees for Ukraine that will apply after the end of the war. He stressed, however, that “this is an ongoing process” and that guarantees for Ukraine “will not be the same as in the case of a NATO member.”
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