59th Munich Security Conference: Discrepancy between public truth and private concerns

The Munich Security Conference is traditionally characterized by bringing maximum demands on foreign, security and defense policy to the stage. Nevertheless, in an interview with n-tv, economics professor Klaus Schweinsberg considers the discrepancy between the assessments communicated in the political public sphere on the one hand and the actual perceptions of business representatives in the side rounds on the other to be considerable this year. Topics such as energy prices, which are still too high, greater integration of the global south or the threat of migration of energy-intensive industries were characterized by a lack of congruence. Prof. Dr. Klaus Schweinsberg takes a positive view of Macron’s renewed efforts to promote a European defense industry. This is not only relevant against the backdrop of the emerging China-Taiwan conflict, which is being anticipated militarily by the USA.

To the n-tv interview