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As Germany’s coalition squabbles, Scholz vows EU will ‘stand together’ on Ukraine – POLITICO

As Germany’s coalition squabbles, Scholz vows EU will ‘stand together’ on Ukraine – POLITICO

In an interview on German public radio Wednesday, Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, chair of the Bundestag’s defense committee and a member of the Free Democratic Party, a junior partner in Scholz’s coalition, hit back at Mützenich, calling the comment “social democratic appeasement policy that has never gotten us anywhere.” Amid the feuding, Scholz used his speech in the legislature to signal resolve on the European level, vowing that France, Germany, Poland and other EU nations would “support Ukraine for as long as necessary” while ensuring that “NATO does not become a party to the war.” EU leaders, he added, “will not accept a dictated peace at the expense of Ukraine.” Scholz also said that European governments must work more closely to acquire weapons for Ukraine, including by purchasing weapons outside the EU. Denis Leven is hosted at POLITICO under the EU-funded EU4FreeMedia residency program. Source link

GOP squabbles while shutdown threat looms

GOP squabbles while shutdown threat looms

With days to go before a Friday government funding deadline, disputes among House Republicans over a top-line spending deal and opposing strategies about how to approach any stopgap bill are threatening to plunge Washington into a partial shutdown. Such a prospect would mark a significant setback for Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), who is juggling warring factions within his party as he aims to execute the first major legislative deal of his Speakership. Efforts to fund the government saw a small sign of relief Friday when Johnson, after enduring days of sharp pushback from hard-line conservatives, said a top-line spending deal he struck with Democrats and the White House “remains” in place — a win for swing-district Republicans and appropriators who have urged Johnson to follow through with the bipartisan agreement. But even as Johnson stuck by the deal, House Freedom Caucus Chair Bob Good (R-Va.) insisted he believed Johnson was still “legitimately considering alternatives.” Congress, nonetheless, will first have to pass a stopgap bill by Friday to buy the body more time to complete the dozen spending …