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Germany’s Olaf Scholz pushes for stronger EU, issues warning to Russia

On the cusp of taking the reins from Angela Merkel, incoming chancellor Olaf Scholz has sent a strong signal about where his government's foreign policy priorities lie. DW has rounded-up the most important points.

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