German Chancellor Olaf Scholz holds first closed Cabinet meeting
21 January 2022 | 12:33 pm
The traffic light coalition is holding its first closed Cabinet session, with an already packed agenda including Germany's G7 presidency. Pressing issues include Ukraine and Germany's rising coronavirus case numbers.
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For the first time in Sweden's political history, the right-wing coalition struck a cooperation agreement with the far-right Sweden Democrats in October 2022 in order to secure a slim parliamentary majority. This allowed Ulf Kristersson, leader of the Moderate Party, to be elected prime minister by a narrow margin.
Climate activists from the Last Generation group say a meeting with German Transport Minister Volker Wissing was productive. However, there appears to be no end in sight to protests that have blocked Berlin's roads.
Wrapping up his trip to Kenya and Ethiopia, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stressed the need for more cooperation, ranging from climate and energy policies to migration of skilled labor to Europe.
As Syria prepares to attend the first Arab League meeting since the start of its civil war in 2011, rights organizations insist the group's other members remember exactly who they are dealing with.
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