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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