Neat dialogue, but poisoned mood: “That was anything other than an ostrich”, murmurs the foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, (SPD), as a Talkshow host Maybritt Illner gives him the opportunity “to respond with disgust and indignation” (Illner) on “a bouquet full of arguments,” by Ulrich Wickert. The former “days topics”-Anchorman had during the TV Talks on Thursday to a long foreign policy analysis raised with the words: “I find it regrettable that we were not really German foreign policy.” “Forgive me, Mr. Maas,” he pushes quickly. The Mine of the Minister is petrified.
Wickert criticized for a supposedly half-hearted support to the plans of the President of France, Emmanuel Macron. Reason was, that the foreign policy was, first, to the Chancellery, and from there to the CDU Headquarters moved, as party Boss Annegret responded Kramp-Karrenbauer on Macron. “Well, well, well”, the SPD Minister to hear. “Unless you throw in contradictions”, Wickert, and gets back: “Yes, I disagree with you right now. But sure!”
CDU-Boss Macron: “Europe”, Monsieur le Président!
Maas to Wickert at Maybritt Illner: “easy as adding …”
Maas can Wickert continue to talk about. The criticized the security Council, “the talk of a European seat in the UN.” “Since you have spoken of,” says the TV man in the direction of the Meuse, the counters in turn: “Since I have not spoken of.” – “You have also spoken of it.” – Maas been more vigorously: “No, so I know what I’m talking about, Mr Wickert! They talk apparently to a lot of with experts, things are not say that are true.” Wickert: “Ok, Sorry! At least Mr Scholz has spoken of … ” “That’s quite a difference.” – “… and you will not have it denied.” Maas, slightly annoyed: “We are a democratic party.” Wickert has continued in this Moment, his line of reasoning: Europe may not have a seat in the security Council, “because it is not a state”.