CDU Boss Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has to be in favour of European defence partners to meet the strict German export rules.

France and the UK, there is sharp criticism at the stop of German arms exports to Saudi Arabia, because community projects are concerned.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) had indicated during a visit in Paris understanding and said, there must also be compromises that go beyond “the text of the coalition agreement ( … )”. The SPD rejects a loosening.

Kramp-Karrenbauer said the editorial network Germany: “If Germany is involved in a European or supra-national project, then the partners must find a common set of rules. This may also mean that these projects are subject to the strict German rules.” Otherwise, there would be “such projects in the future without Germany”.

you are warned to arms exports in General. “Who (…) wants to prevent exports at any price, be honest and say that he wants this industry in Germany and it should not make over the way a rule of interpretation, which would have exactly this result.” And: “Then you should say that to the affected companies and workers face-to-face.”

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