Macron, Scholz plan Berlin dinner to talk energy crisis, Russia tensions – POLITICO

BERLIN/PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron is planning to travel to Berlin on Monday to meet German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for a working dinner, three officials familiar with preparations for the trip told POLITICO. The sit-down, contingent on Scholz having recovered from COVID, would fall on a historical date — October 3, the day of … Read more

Putin is mobilizing. Germany and France are unlikely to step up. – POLITICO

John R. Deni is a research professor at the US Army War College‘s Strategic Studies Institute and a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. Hey‘s the author of “Coalition of the unWilling and unAble.” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent decision to partially mobilize Russian reservists represents a significant escalation in his war against Ukraine. … Read more

Pressure mounts on Germany’s Scholz to send tanks to Ukraine – POLITICO

The warning shots are getting closer and louder. In a heated parliamentary session on Thursday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz received stark signals from his coalition partners that they expect him to ramp up weapons supplies to Ukraine at what is becoming an increasingly critical inflection point of the war. While his government coalition bought him … Read more