Why Olaf Scholz can't deliver on his promises to Ukraine, and how it's giving Germany a credibility issue

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Germany and War in Ukraine


Ed Arnold, a Research Fellow for European Security at the Royal United Services Institute, said: “Political commitment is the easy part. Backing it up with action is much harder as the relatively new German government is finding out.” The chancellor, he said, “has made a habit of providing little detail on timeframes for delivery and also backtracking on some commitments”. As a result, he added, “Germany is developing a credibility issue which goes against its longstanding reputation for efficiency”.