Russia’s war against Ukraine has now lasted almost five months. “Imperialism is back in Europe,” said Chancellor Scholz. The EU must now move even closer together.

As a consequence of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, Chancellor Olaf Scholz advocates a stronger and “geopolitical European Union”. In a guest article published in the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” on Sunday afternoon, the SPD politician writes that the EU must close its ranks in all areas in which it has previously disagreed: “In migration policy, for example, in building a European defense system technological sovereignty and democratic resilience”. He announced concrete proposals from the federal government “in the next few months”.