DW News: Germany’s Chancellor Scholz Calls For National Unity Amid Economic Crisis


German Chancellor Olaf Scholz appealed to the country's democratic parties to unite in a concerted effort to modernize Germany, speed up bureaucracy and combat the current economic crisis. Defending his government's proposed budget in front of lawmakers on Wednesday, Scholz announced what he dubbed a "Germany pact" for the good of the country. He called on the opposition, local officials and state agencies to back his government's measures to kick-start the German economy — and also fend off the threat from the far right, which recent polls have shown is rising in popularity.


"We need a new national effort" to make Germany "faster, more modern and more secure," said Scholz, "Speed, not standing still; action, not hesitation; cooperation, not arguments."


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