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Any adverse effects/repercussions due to Ukraine's "serious snub" of German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier lasting longer than a few news cycles?

Some important background information: in the German politicial system the president is formally one of the most senior government officials but has very little practical power. He is mostly a ...
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Any adverse effects/repercussions due to Ukraine's "serious snub" of German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier lasting longer than a few news cycles?

Possibly. Depends on what one expects Germany to deliver. From the public statements (and the abrasive ambassador is at least as relevant as the visit snub), it seems that Ukraine wants to decide what ...
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Any adverse effects/repercussions due to Ukraine's "serious snub" of German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier lasting longer than a few news cycles?

None that I can see. The sanctions by Germany continue at the same slow pace as before. So does the military aid. REFERENCES: Held regular talks with 🇩🇪 Chancellor @Bundeskanzler . Talked about ...
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Germany putting industries or facilities "under state management" if they don't cooperate; provisions for it in the constitution? Precedent?

The Gesetz zur Sicherung der Energieversorgung (Energy security law) already lists a number of things the government can order energy companies to do. Among them (listed in §1) are orders about ...
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Germany putting industries or facilities "under state management" if they don't cooperate; provisions for it in the constitution? Precedent?

On a more general note, the German de facto constitution, its Grundgesetz, does not at all prescribe or require a capitalist economy (an assumption that appears to underly your question, if I read it ...
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Germany putting industries or facilities "under state management" if they don't cooperate; provisions for it in the constitution? Precedent?

Germany already put Gazprom Germania under state management on April 4. You can see the official order here, this was ordered by Robert Habeck, the minister for the economy and climate. The order ...
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