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I'm talking about Schröder, and his SDP henchpersons who stacked the board of the German Nord Stream company

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder becomes chairman of Russian state-controlled Nord Stream pipeline company directly after leaving office

In November 2005, just weeks before stepping down as Germany's chancellor, Gerhard Schröder signed the controversial North European Gas Pipeline deal (later renamed "Nord Stream") with Russia. Directly after leaving office, Schröder accepted the nomination as chairman of the Russian state-controlled company (a subsidiary of Gazprom) responsible for the project, leading to allegations of corruption and cronyism. Members on both sides of the aisle in Germany denounced Mr. Schröder's actions.

The geostrategic decision to deepen Germany's energy dependence on Russia is one thing... but...

The presumption of corruption is unequivocal, and in any decent democracy such an act would be illegal.

(if anyone knows of such of a democracy, please let me know. Are there any Nordic countries which would have given him a pass?)

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Jun 21st, 2022 at 11:44:47 AM EST
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