First action: Chancellor Scholz gives an interview to international news agencies

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After returning from a joint visit to Kyiv with French President Macron and Italy’s Prime Minister Draghi, Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) gave an interview to an international consortium of news agencies in Berlin. In the conversation organized by the German Press Agency (dpa), Scholz spoke in detail about his talks with the Ukrainian President Selenskyi and the West’s further action against the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine. He also went into the goals of the three upcoming summits in the coming weeks: then the EU, G7 and NATO want to agree on their position in the Ukraine war.

The interview will be published both in the agencies’ text services and in a 15-minute TV version. Scholz answered questions from dpa journalists in English. The dpa makes the interview available to the news agencies of the G7 countries: Associated Press (USA), AFP (France), Press Association (Great Britain), Kyodo (Japan), Ansa (Italy) and Canadian Press. The dpa also publishes it in its Arabic, English and Spanish services.

“As news agencies, we are sending a signal of international cohesion in a global crisis by publishing the statements of one of the most important players in it worldwide,” says dpa editor-in-chief Sven Gösmann. Democratic enlightenment and control and cooperation between independent news agencies are more important than they have been for a long time, stressed Gösmann. The interview with Chancellor Scholz was conducted alongside Friederike Heine, editor of the English-language dpa service, and Gösmann, dpa Chancellery correspondent Michael Fischer.

About dpa:

The German Press Agency (dpa) was founded in 1949 and is one of the world’s leading independent news agencies. dpa supplies media, companies and organizations with editorial offers. This includes text, photos, videos, graphics, radio reports and other formats. As an international agency, dpa reports in seven languages. Around 1000 journalists work from around 150 locations in Germany and abroad. 177 German media companies are shareholders of the dpa. The dpa editorial team works according to the principles laid down in the dpa statute: independent of ideologies, business enterprises or governments. The central editorial office, headed by editor-in-chief Sven Gösmann, is located in Berlin. The management around its chairman Peter Kropsch works at the company headquarters in Hamburg. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board is David Brandstätter (Main-Post GmbH, Würzburg).

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