German Development Minister Gerd Müller tells DW that development policy does not mean making short-term deals. Instead, his approach will focus on long-term partnerships.
As China seeks to strengthen its foreign policy clout, the state-sponsored cultural institution, Confucius Institute, has been labeled a "subversive" mechanism for increasing China's public influence abroad.
"We won't be putting a check in anyone's pocket," Germany's development minister said. The new initiative follows a test program whereby Germany gave refugees extra money to return home.
The German government has concluded its two-day retreat by emphasizing the importance of domestic jobs and foreign policy. But have the coalition parties buried their differences enough to work together effectively?
Germany's new coalition government wants to make Africa a priority, and is promising more private investment and development aid. For many, these are the same empty promises of the past.
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