Austria hopes for a quick clarification in the formation of a government in Germany
Foreign Minister Schallenberg: “We have to know quickly in which direction our neighbor will develop”
Osnabrück. Austria’s Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg would like a quick clarification on the formation of a government after the federal elections in Germany. “Even if the election result on Sunday does not allow any conclusions to be drawn as to how the new German government will be composed, continuity and clarity are essential for us, especially in foreign policy,” said Schallenberg in an interview with the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung” ( NOZ). The politician of the Conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) emphasizes: “Germany is not only our largest neighbor and most important trading partner, but also the largest state in the EU. It is all the more important for us to know quickly in which way Germany will develop. “
Schallenberg said: “I am counting on the fact that the German course will be affected, for example when it comes to the future of the Western Balkans in the EU or the strategic direction in transatlantic relations.” Austria would like to see more speed in the enlargement talks between the EU and the states of the Western Balkans.
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