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In the 1950s, the French torpedoed a European Defence Community out of fear for a re-militarised Germany. To this day, this remains one of the most sensitive subjects in Europe

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Europe should help Germany, not lambast it over Ukraine crisis

The new German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, is coming under a lot of criticism over his handling of the Russa-Ukraine crisis. But Europe should help Germany, not lambast it.

Barely two months after his inauguration in December, Scholz stands accused of being absent in Europe, of being a "Putinversteher" [Putin-understander] and an

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Caroline de Gruyter is a columnist and correspondent for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. This column is an adapted version of a piece in NRC.

In the 1950s, the French torpedoed a European Defence Community out of fear for a re-militarised Germany. To this day, this remains one of the most sensitive subjects in Europe

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Caroline de Gruyter is a columnist and correspondent for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. This column is an adapted version of a piece in NRC.

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