Munich, Germany, February 15, 2020: The United States announced a major commitment to reinforce energy security and economic growth in Central Europe. The announcement by US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo was made during his address before the annual Munich Security Conference convening top political, business, and academic leaders from around the world.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Munich Security Conference on February 15.
It’s time for Berlin to take a more assertive stance in world affairs—that’s the opinion of German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. Ms. Kramp-Karrenbauer is the heir apparent to Chancellor Angela Merkel and replaced her in 2018 as party chairman for the Christian Democratic Union. This soft-spoken woman, known as AKK, told me her views on Germany’s position in world politics in an interview here last week and a follow-up exchange of emails.
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