Disinfo: This Week’s Trend: German Chancellor Angela Merkel together with four…


This Week’s Trend: German Chancellor Angela Merkel together with four other European leaders and the USA decided to prolong sanctions against Russia. But this doesn’t serve the interests of member states, so soon “Germany’s leadership will have to choose between defending Europe’s vital interests, and catering to Washington’s whim”


No proof that Germany's leaders are not independent in their decision making. The decision about sanctions will be taken by 28 EU Member States, not just Germany and four others, and not by the USA.


  • Reported in: Issue7
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/12/2015
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Russia, US, Germany
  • Keywords: EU, Sanctions, Angela Merkel


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