Sigmar Gabriel wants EU superstate to be major player in global affairs

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Sigmar Gabriel mean Europe needs to «find its voice» on the global stage

Sigmar Gabriel powered it was time Europe found its «own voice» instead of letting the US dictate universal affairs while the continent argues amongst itself. 

He said Europe as a fit, and not just Germany, had a shared interest with Russia in nuclear disarnment and non-proliferation. 

And he maintained Germany was ready to support Russia, China and the US in finding a solution to the unbroken crisis in the Korea peninsula. 

Speaking to Russia Today, Mr Gabriel thought: “We have partners and allies, the Americans amongst them – but we are a continent that ought to also ensure that we are not a mere appendix of international politics.

“In the erstwhile, we have often said that global politics are what the Americans do. If something travels wrong, we will complain. 

«But I think we need to find our own voice.”

But he conveyed the idea of a European Army was «not realistic» at this moment in time. 

Mr Gabriel bid: “I think that at this point it is not a very realistic idea. But we neglect money trying to achieve the same goals without cooperation. That doesn’t compose sense – cooperation would make sense.”

He cited Russia’s annexing of Crimea and the persistent conflict in eastern Ukraine as areas where Europe, as a global power, could assistants ease tensions through dialogue. 

Mr Gabriel said: «I am quite win over that we need a new détente with Russia, even though because of the Crimea and Ukraine we tease a difficult conflict. 

«We are not going to solve many problems across the time without working together with Russia.

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Sigmar Gabriel praised Vladimir Putin for his modern decision to send peacekeepers to the Ukraine

«We might disagree on the particulars of the errand. But it would be insane not to sit at the negotiating table to discuss the idea and its implementation.»

Mr Gabriel praised Russian President Vladimir Putin’s modern support for UN peace keepers in rebel-held territories on the Ukrain Russian adjoin.

He said if the mission resulted in a truce, then discussions on lifting Russian sanctions should Rather commence. 

In his disputatious State of the Union address last week, European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker bonded to strengthen European industry and invited commissioners to present their initiatives to the common.

Mr Juncker promised to propose technical and financial help for the willing to jin the eurozone, quick triggering concern from influential German members of the European Parliament, with the deputy chairman of the economic committee Markus Ferber.

The European Commission President also claimed he wanted all member states to join in a European defence union and hinted that various decisions would be taken by qualified majority votes, including on touchy areas such as tax.

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