German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is quietly pursuing a more conciliatory course with Russia, a shift that reflects a strategy to protect national business interests. The Voice of Russia talked to Diether Dehm MP (Germany’s Left party (Die Linke), treasurer of the European Left, spokesperson on EU matters.
I think that the Germans in the moment are more driven than driving, so they on the one side know that it is necessary to find way back towards good negotiation basis, and on the other side they are driven by the media. Some media are influenced by secret services of the US and of other secret services. They are working very nearly together with them. And at the moment some of them want to deepen the conflict and so the media are driving the government. I think that Mrs. Merkel herself is cool enough to be able to calculate the consequences of the damage of disturbing of economical basis.