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Balance sheet: What remains of the safety conference

After the end of the meeting of eminent security experts in Munich, the world situation remains unclear. Leading Federal politicians in the hope, nevertheless, conditions for a return to more normal.

An even colder Wind than in the previous year conference head Wolfgang Ischinger told this Munich security conference in advance. And actually, the differences between the United States and Europe are in almost all of the important political issues clearly come forward.

Ischinger said, encouragingly, the balance sheet of this conference is not just: "If you had last year still in doubt, you may have actually, after this conference, no doubt that the international System, the international order has come under heavy attack. We have a problem, Houston!"

applause for the speech of the Chancellor

Several problems, actually. And German Chancellor Angela Merkel has addressed. Your speech was a highlight of the conference with a Standing ovation at the end. Merkel has dealt with a clear appeal against the national alone, but also a message to U.S. President Donald Trump.

the Session at the Munich security conference.

"That it is multilateral, not great, difficult, slow, complicated, but to put it in the shoes of the other, to look outside the box and to look, can I get a joint Win-Win solutions, I am firmly Convinced, is better than the opinion of all of the things on their own to solve," said the Chancellor. the

you put the Finger in the wounds and many are in the Moment. Even more important, in the words of Angela Merkel, the defense policy spokesperson of the FDP parliamentary group, Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann:

"she says, which I found remarkable, the hot topics touched: The relation to Russia, the relationship to the United States, the topic of how we deal with Iran, Nord Stream 2", the FDP politicians. "She hasn't left anything out. And that was important and right that you did it."

Green hope for Europe

For Green party leader Anna Lena Baerbock, the voltages of the obvious: The Europeans must be world. This includes, for Baerbock to define security policy European:

"security policy is more than defense alone," the Green-Chairman. "Trade issues in economic policy, the climate crisis plays a Central part in it. And for this, we need a common European strategy. In particular, Germany should occur now Central."

A common strategy is to save asked when trying to the of the United States and Russia announced INF disarmament Treaty. Signals that a solution is in sight, there was at the security conference. And the Chinese have made it clear that you have no interest to participate in such a contract.

FDP calls for debate on arms exports

The debate will go on about arms exports. An issue that both defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, as well as the following day, addressed the Chancellor.

For the swearing-policy spokesperson of the FDP parliamentary group has shown the safety meeting once more, at least Germany and France will need a common line: "Our tolerance of exports is lower than for example in France. Means We have to sit at a table," says Strack-Zimmermann. "It can't be that the foreign advertises with military technology, 'German-free', so that there's nothing to it may be what is coming out of Germany. There are also jobs in it-also many medium-sized jobs. The discussion we must have and we should not be afraid that we run."

problems of the Munich security conference, and Yes, it was a cold Wind was blowing. But Ischinger's not giving up Faith in the European Union: "The EU is here to stay. It is alive and kicking," he says.

SIKO 2019: What of the security conference
Nina Barth, ARD Berlin
17.02.2019 23:46 PM

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