Contract amendment: Scholz warns against navel-gazing

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz takes a skeptical view of the discussion on amending the European treaties. “If there’s one thing we don’t need at this time, it’s controversial, time- and energy-consuming navel-gazing on institutional issues,” he said in his government statement to the Bundestag. If the matter required it, it was possible to talk about amending the treaties including a convention that would be necessary to do so. “What is important, however, is that we achieve the greatest possible consensus in the process.”

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