“Similar socio-economic programs of the parties that won the parliamentary elections in Germany require a pooling of efforts and focus on the country’s internal affairs. With any composition of the parliamentary coalition, no drastic changes in German policy are expected. ” This opinion was expressed by a member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Sergei Zheleznyak.
According to the politician: “If the new German Cabinet of Ministers places greater emphasis on the development of medium and small businesses, which are very interested in entering the Russian market, our countries will open up new prospects for cooperation.
The SPD, which gained the majority of votes, and the CDU / CSU, who lagged behind them this time, are in favor of the completion and use of Nord Stream 2. Both those and others understand that the citizens of Germany are primarily interested in Russian gas. With reservations about Ukraine’s participation in gas transit, key political players in Germany will continue to implement the project in the interests of their voters. The Greens party, which has entered the Bundestag, traditionally opposes Nord Stream 2, but its votes in parliament are unlikely to significantly change the overall strategy of the renewed German government, despite the fact that the Greens expect to win cabinet seats. Ahead of Germany is a difficult period of government formation, on which the well-being of German citizens will depend, as well as the building of Germany’s relations on the world stage, ”the politician said.
“ The low result of the CDU / CSU in the last elections speaks of a certain disappointment of the conservative part of the German population and the need for changes on the part of young Germans. It is also obvious that the retired Chancellor Merkel had serious authority among the citizens of the country and her departure could also disappoint a certain part of the conservative electorate. ”
“Russia is interested in building constructive cooperation with the new composition of the parliament and the cabinet of ministers of Germany. The main thing is that relations between our countries should be built on a pragmatic and mutually beneficial basis of equal partnership, ”Zheleznyak stressed.