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Germany strips Schroeder of official perks

Over Russia ties

19 May, 15:35
(ANSA-AFP) - BERLIN, MAY 19 - Germany on Thursday removed official perks accorded to former chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, assessing that he has failed to uphold the obligations of his office by refusing to sever ties with Russian energy giants.

"The coalition parliamentary groups have drawn consequences from the behaviour of former chancellor and lobbyist Gerhard Schroeder in view of the Russian invasion of Ukraine," the parliament decided. "The office of the former chancellor shall be suspended," it added. (ANSA-AFP).

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