German Foreign Minister Scholz has expressed concern about the recent comments made by Donald Trump regarding NATO’s defense agreement. The US President suggested that NATO allies who do not meet a certain spending threshold for defense could potentially be left unprotected in the event of a Russian attack. Scholz emphasized that any undermining of NATO’s defense pact would benefit Russia and could pose a serious threat to European security.
During a meeting with EU Council President Tusk in Berlin, Scholz highlighted the importance of solidarity and cooperation between Germany and Poland in the face of threats from Russian imperialism. Tusk stressed the need for European and US collaboration for security, recognizing the importance of coordinating defense efforts and expressing confidence in the economic and technological strength of the EU to defend against potential aggressors.
Tensions between Germany and Poland have increased in recent years due to diplomatic fallout from the Law and Justice party’s anti-German stance. This came to a head when Warsaw reopened the issue of war reparations from Germany. Scholz reiterated that Germany accepts full responsibility for the atrocities committed during World War II, rejecting Poland’s calls for compensation.