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The German MP called for a resumption of the discussion of Russia joining NATO

It is necessary to discuss Russia's accession to NATO, as seriously mentioned in the 1990-ies, said a member of the Bundestag from the CDU/CSU Christian Schmidt.

Schmidt held the post of Minister of food and agriculture from 2014 to 2018, and was also Minister of transport and digital infrastructure 2017 and 2018.

Merkel did not answer the question of a possible successor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel refused to answer the question, does she have the Prime Minister of Bavaria Marcus Sedere the potential to become a candidate for Chancellor in 2021, while noting that he considers it a very good head of the regional government.

"You know that I as Chancellor will not participate in the next elections (in 2021). This is the reason that I should observe special restraint in the matter of who will come after me, so can't in any way comment. I can only say that Bayern is a very good Prime Minister", - said Merkel at a press conference with Sedera, with whom she spent Tuesday meeting in Bavaria.

The crisis of the foundations. Germany argues with US and wants dialogue with Russia

. The transatlantic partnership again pass the test of strength. This time the call is internal: the allies and Germany intend to impose reciprocal sanctions over the Russian gas pipeline. Angela Merkel doubts the desire of Americans to remain leaders and calls on the EU to come together for constructive dialogue with Russia. If it helps, Moscow, versed RIA Novosti.

The restrictive measures of the United States — a violation of the sovereignty of the EU and European energy security. So in the German foreign Ministry reacted to the news about the upcoming Berlin against the sanctions because of "Nord stream — 2".