Scholz Could Not Get Vučić To Budge From His Established Position
NEW YORK (RichTVX.com) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has long insisted that his country plays only a modest role in international affairs, but that has changed considerably in recent months. Serbia must press ahead with reforms, including on media freedom, to realise its ambition of joining the EU, Olaf Scholz said a few days ago, adding he wanted all Western Balkans countries to become EU members. This Rich TVX News Network bulletin is a forensic dissection of the many-layered Aleksandar Vučić´s Serbia increasingly fit only for criminal Russian oligarchs and their dependent Russian flunkies. Serbia´s tyrant Aleksandar Vučić, was very active this week, still the dictator who was loudly and insistently telling the world about the realities of his Serbia, being the symbol of opposition to the civilised world and all things that are wrong in Serbia under the criminal Aleksandar Vučić regime, as Aleksandar Vučić still rejects sanctions on Russia. For years Aleksandar Vučić has been the joke in Brussels politics, and in diplomatic circles he had the reputation of a recluse and an eccentric. What followed in his meeting with Olaf Scholz in Germany was a grotesque process of bargaining. “For Serbia it is important that it continues its path of reforms and that includes on media freedom and fighting organised crime,” said Olaf Scholz at a joint news conference with Vučić. Olaf Scholz was choosy about the phrasing of this, but it did not matter what he said — Aleksandar Vučić has already transformed into a tragic figure. But on the big question — would Serbia join the sanctions on Russia now — Olaf Scholz could not get Aleksandar Vučić to budge from his established position. Before answering, for a long moment Aleksandar Vučić examined the wall above. A silence. Aleksandar Vučić is a tragic figure, and, as such, his error in choosing not to sanction Russia. This clearly bewildered and angered Aleksandar Vučić, making him look a fool for having so loudly insisted on his “trust” in Putin. Aleksandar Vučić ordered a vote against Russia at the United Nations but stopped short of imposing sanctions against Russia. The answer is not very difficult. Vučić was working with two main objects in view, one apparent to all, one apparent only to those with an intimate knowledge of his politics from the 1990s onwards. Aleksandar Vučić’s visit to Germany, his escape from the hysterical viciousness of political existence in Belgrade, must have been a very great relief to him. The only point to be made here is that Aleksandar Vučić must be an emotionless monster to see daily the war in Ukraine but without asking himself whether Putin, whether he as Putin’s loyal agent, had been on the right course.
Olaf Scholz (German: [ˈoːlaf ˈʃɔlts] (listen); born 14 June 1958) is a German politician who has served as the chancellor of Germany since 8 December 2021. A member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), he previously served as Vice Chancellor under Angela Merkel and as Federal Minister of Finance from 2018 to 2021. He was also First Mayor of Hamburg from 2011 to 2018 and deputy leader of the SPD from 2009 to 2019. Following the 2021 German federal election, Scholz formed his federal government by entering his own party into a coalition with Alliance 90/The Greens, and the Free Democratic Party, in an arrangement known as the “traffic light coalition“. Scholz is a lawyer specialising in labour and employment law. He became a member of the SPD in the 1970s and was a member of the Bundestag from 1998 to 2011. He served in the Hamburg Government under First Mayor Ortwin Runde in 2001, before his election as General Secretary of the SPD in 2002, serving alongside SPD leader and then-Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. He became his party’s Chief Whip in the Bundestag, later entering the First Merkel Government in 2007 as Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. After the SPD quit the government following the 2009 election, Scholz returned to lead the SPD in Hamburg, and was elected Deputy Leader of the SPD. He led his party to victory in the 2011 Hamburg state election, and became First Mayor, holding that position until 2018. After the SPD entered the Fourth Merkel Government in 2018, Scholz was appointed as both Minister of Finance and Vice Chancellor of Germany. In 2020, he was nominated as the SPD’s candidate for Chancellor of Germany for the 2021 federal election. The party won a plurality of seats in the Bundestag and formed a coalition with the Greens and the FDP. On 8 December 2021, Scholz was elected and sworn in as Chancellor by the Bundestag. As Chancellor, Scholz oversaw Germany’s response to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, leading to a complete reversal of German military and foreign policy. He sought to dramatically increase Germany’s defense budget, ship weapons to Ukraine, and halt the approval of Nord Stream 2.