German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is endeavor nothing wanting a revolution for his nation’s international and safety coverage within the wake of Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine invasion. Proof that Mr. Scholz is severe got here Thursday as he tackled his personal get together’s largest Russia embarrassment.
That’s the individual of Gerhard Schröder, former chancellor. Mr. Schröder, like Mr. Scholz a member of the center-left Social Democratic Occasion (SPD), has spent the years since leaving workplace in 2005 as a extremely paid political fixer and model ambassador for Russian power firms. He’s chairman of Rosneft , was appointed final month to the board of Gazprom , and holds senior posts with firms answerable for the Nord Stream 1 and a pair of natural-gas pipelines.