“Winter will not be like always”

Foreign Minister Baerbock meets people from Karlsruhe "citizen dialogue" IHK, which takes place before the adoption of the new national security strategy

Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock met people from Karlsruhe at the IHK “Citizens’ Dialogue” on Sunday.

Photo: Rake Hora

“Good job and I hope for a cold beer tonight!” – this is how Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock thanked 50 residents of Karlsruhe on Saturday, who discussed Germany’s future security strategy with the Green politician.

With an outdoor temperature of about 30 degrees in the shade in the Baden metropolis, Germany’s top diplomat could not only observe the fluid balance of the citizens gathered at the IHK economic house.

The topics that Baerbock and the panelists broached over the course of an hour were literally “hot”: war, the climate crisis and the collective defense of Europe are just a few examples.

Good job and looking forward to a cold beer tonight!

Annalena Baerbock, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs

It had been a good ten months since she had last spoken to the people of Karlsruhe. inside in 2021 September 1 the Green politician made a brief visit to the Baden metropolis on the home leg of her election campaign tour..

At that time, she was no longer a viable candidate for chancellor: Baerbock had reduced her chances because of her mistakes. Nevertheless, it was well received by around 1,000 mostly young listeners in the market square.

At the time, the campaigner condemned the “avoidance” approach of attacks by “authoritarian forces who want to destroy Europe”. Perhaps also referring to the Federal Foreign Office, Baerbock declared that foreign policy was “the main problem of my generation, which was very fortunate to grow up in peace”.

She sharply criticized the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which was still under construction at the time, as a “strategic declaration of war on the EU” and urged far-sighted people to take Ukraine’s concerns seriously.

Foreign Minister Baerbock meets people from Karlsruhe "citizen dialogue" IHK, which takes place before the adoption of the new national security strategy

Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock signs the Golden Book of the City of Karlsruhe. Mayor Frank Mentrup (right) and BWIHK boss Wolfgang Grenke look on.

Photo: Rake Hora

Minister Baerbock wants to ensure warm heating in Karlsruhe

Her main message to the people of Karlsruhe in 2021. in September was as follows: not everything is easy, but we can and must do it. “The future doesn’t happen, we hold the future in our hands.”

Now the 41-year-old minister smoothly follows: “In a globalized world, security here in Karlsruhe is only when you face the challenges of global supply chains and Russian wars,” the foreign minister said at the third station in Baden. a “listening tour” of your country.

Blue as the color of a peaceful sky: Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is currently traveling across the republic in this tour bus - photographed in Karlsruhe on Sunday - to talk to people about Germany's future national security strategy.

Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is traveling through Germany on this tour bus to talk about Germany’s future national security strategy.

Photo: Alexey Makartsev

“Ensuring that everyone stays warm in Karlsruhe will be our big challenge,” Baerbock announced.

The Ampel parties intended to officially define Germany’s role and goals in world politics from last December. “We will present a comprehensive national security strategy in the first year of the new federal government,” the coalition agreement stated. A new threat in Europe accelerated this process in the spring.

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