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Germany’s Scholz decries growing threat to democracies at US summit

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Germany’s newly sworn-in Chancellor Olaf Scholz warned that democratic values are under threat the world over, in comments at an online summit hosted by Washington on Thursday. For this reason, Scholz said it was all the more important that existing democracies stand up for their values, according to his spokesman, Steffen Hebestreit. “In the face of rising nationalism and right-wing populism, as well as disinformation campaigns and hate speech, we must strengthen our own democratic institutions, both internally and externally. But we must also show that democratic systems are more effective a…

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