Chancellor Scholz: Budget Concerns, US Election Confidence and Defending Refugee Policies.

The central themes discussed during Scholz’s visit to Brandenburg

Scholz heads to the eastern part of the republic once again, this time to the federal state of Brandenburg where elections will be held. Specifically, he will be speaking in Brandenburg an der Havel at his second Chancellor Talks event of the year. A total of 150 citizens will participate and have the opportunity to ask their questions.

Scholz starts off the event with a casual greeting and some small talk before diving into a 90-minute Q&A session. Unlike his previous conversation in Dresden, Scholz is more reserved and doesn’t give clear messages during this event.

During the discussion, Scholz reiterates his support for fiscal responsibility, emphasizing the need for budget restraint even during times of crisis. He is open to reforming the rule outlined in the Basic Law and suggests that some form of fiscal restraint may need to be revisited. However, he remains firm in his belief that some form of fiscal discipline is necessary to prevent reckless spending.

Scholz also addresses the upcoming US election and expresses confidence in Joe Biden’s ability to stand up to Donald Trump. He reassures the audience that Germany is prepared for any potential changes in US policies, especially in relation to NATO commitments. The Chancellor also defends Germany’s decision to provide Ukrainian war refugees with welfare benefits, citing

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