Germany's Scholz testifies at fraud inquiry: DW's Melinda Crane
What did Chancellor Olaf Scholz know about allegations that fellow Social Democrat Johannes Kahrs was involved in tax fraud? Absolutely nothing, the chancellor has said.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says he is calling Russia's bluff over a repaired turbine that Russia says is the reason for its decision to cut gas supplies. Moscow claims sanctions are stopping the part's delivery.
In a speech ahead of key summits, the German chancellor has told parliament that "we will defend every square meter of NATO territory." He also described a partnership with Russia under Vladimir Putin as "unimaginable."
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has defended Germany's record on delivering arms to Ukraine, and promised more — including modern anti-aircraft equipment.
Climate activists are outraged after the chancellor lectured hecklers. A government spokeswoman said Scholz did not compare environmentalists to Nazis, as a leading German activist alleged based on what she had inferred.
"We cannot allow Putin to win this war," the German leader said on the final day of the World Economic Forum. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has dominated talks in Davos, Switzerland.
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.
18 Dec 2021
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.
15 Dec 2021
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.
13 Dec 2021
Functioning democracy completes peaceful transition of power. These days, that is no longer always a given. Germany's story is one of continuity but also change, even if the new chancellor is a familiar face who has been dubbed the Scholzomat for his monotone ability to stay on-message. Olaf Scholz may sound boring, but the platform of the country's first three-party coalition since the 1950s reads like a manifesto for wholesale reform.
8 Dec 2021
The new German parliament has elected Olaf Scholz as chancellor as Angela Merkel departs after 16 years at the helm of Europe's largest economy. He is now scheduled to be sworn in, along with a new Cabinet.