Repaying a debt of gratitude

  • 1999-01-14
  • Richard J. Krickus
It has been four months since the German Social Democratic Party wrested power from Helmut Kohl's Christian Democratic Union. Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer pledged they would adhere to the foreign and national security policies of their predecessors, but they have deviated from that path.In a demonstration of new assertiveness, the SDP government in Bonn claims it favors the enlargement of the EU, but it has balked at doing so until it receives a reduction in its annual $2 billion contribution. The Germans also have not been silent about their displeasure...
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