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Germany’s new Chancellor Olaf Scholz briefs Bundestag parliament for the first time

By DW
15 December 2021   |   12:07 pm
New German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has given his first formal government briefing to parliament since taking office last week, touching on issues ranging from the pandemic to climate change, and even some foreign policy.

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