Bundestag Vice-President Wolfgang Kubicki (FDP) calls for less meddling in the internal politics of the US-Ambassador Richard Grenell. “We are a sovereign country and must not allow the impression that the ambassadors of other countries to determine the internal policy,” said Kubicki “Focus Online”.
Grenell would behave, “as the United States makes here crew,” criticized the FDP politician. Accordingly, the U.S. Ambassador violated the Vienna Convention, according to which an Ambassador should not, in the internal Affairs of the state to interfere.
Grenell had criticized the basic parameters of the budget by Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD). Germany removed itself from the Nato target of two percent of gross domestic product (GDP) for defense spending. Scholz has included in its Benchmarks for the budget in 2020, two billion Euro more for the military than in the current year, but significantly less than that of German defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) demanded.
The share of defense expenditure to GDP should increase slightly to 1.37 percent. The medium-term financial planning looks, but then he warms up to 2023, and again to 1.25 per cent. “The members of Nato have clearly acknowledged, until 2024 to two percent — and not away from it,” said Grenell, the German press Agency.
FDP foreign policy expert Alexander Graf Lambsdorff rejected the clear words of his party colleagues Kubicki: “This is not the attitude of the FDP. I rate sovereign Serenity, if it is, Grenell,” he said of the “image”newspaper (Wednesday).