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Dispute on arms exports, the EU decided to provide boats to Saudi Arabia

The Union faction in the Bundestag calls for, in contrast to the SPD, a soon-to-expire of the arms export ban to Saudi Arabia. In order for the conflict to the

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Dispute on arms exports, the EU decided to provide boats to Saudi Arabia

The Union faction in the Bundestag calls for, in contrast to the SPD, a soon-to-expire of the arms export ban to Saudi Arabia. In order for the conflict to the further dealing with deliveries is broken out at the UK open. The Federal government had after the assassination of the Saudi dissident Jamal Kashoggis rule imposed in October, a half-year export moratorium. Now she wants to decide by the end of the month about how it goes.
"We are against any extension of the moratorium," said group Vice-Johann Wadephul (CDU), the daily mirror. For the stop delivery of already approved coast guard boats, there is already no basis for it. "The SPD is expressed prior to a decision on not only in this point, but also in the fundamental question of how an arms export policy of Germany should look like, the partners is compatible with the European Union" Who wanted to meet for this purpose no decision, commit "from foreign and economic policy reasons, a serious mistake", warned the CDU politician. With the SPD's stance would isolate Germany in the EU: "Not one of our European Partner is ready, such a restrictive course."
The group Vice-accused the coalition partners, to be in breach of European principles. "A tactical shift on the day of the European elections will not help us," he said: "The SPD is so UN-European." Europe can succeed only "if decisions are made jointly and not by all the partners required to take a national view of things“. Wadephul, pointed to the armor community projects, for example, with France, the UK, Italy or Spain. "If we want a restrictive line to the arms export pressing, we involve our partners as well as ourselves," he warned: "The do not want to our partners."
The CDU politician called on the SPD to ensure reliability. "Once one decides to implement a defence project in the European cooperation, then it must remain in export-related questions until the completion of the project for our partners predictable." It is for the EU partners "fully incomprehensible" if Germany, my now, to the other restrictions impose. "Anyone who really wants to be European and able to act, the need to think about a legislature-wide, and reliable," he said.
the SPD-faction, and party leader Andrea Nahles said on Tuesday for an extension of the moratorium by six months. This should apply according to the will of the SPD for the European community of products with German components.
the parliamentary Manager of The SPD parliamentary group, Carsten Schneider, said Wednesday that the restrictive attitude of his party, according to "the will of our people". In view of the different security cultures in the EU countries there should be a "balance of interests". "It is not the purely German solution, which I'm aware of," he added.

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