Thursday

5th May 2016

Ticker

German President calls for greater role in EU and Nato missions

German President Joachim Gauck said at the opening of the Munich Security Conference on Friday that Germany should play a bigger role in military interventions in foreign crises. "There are people [in Germany] who use Germany's guilt for its past as a shield for laziness," he said.

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