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Germany’s Olaf Scholz calls for EU expansion, military autonomy

Chancellor Olaf Scholz has renewed calls for the European Union to be reformed to allow more countries to join the bloc

An EU with more members would make it geopolitically stronger, he said.

  • Roshni Majumdar
  • Deutsche Welle

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called for the expansion of the European Union on Saturday, saying it would allow the bloc to remain geopolitically important.

Scholz, who was speaking at the Congress of the Party of European Socialists in Berlin, said it was important to reform some of the EU’s treaties so that new members could join.

“A united European Union of 27, 30, 36 states, with then more than 500 million free and equal citizens, can bring its…

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