Olaf Scholz and Mark Rutte have already spoken to each other on Monday during the new chancellor’s inaugural telephone call. Today, Wednesday, Scholz will have the opportunity to talk to his Dutch colleague in person and congratulate him on the successful formation of a government, following the latter’s nine months of coalition talks. Then the youngest and longest-serving heads of government in the EU will meet in Brussels: First at a summit with the states of the Eastern Partnership, then on Thursday for a regular European Council.
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