Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
No. Schröder didn't sign any agreement, he was only present along with Putin when Russian company Gazprom and German companies E.on and BASF signed the multi-billion deal, (what Schröder's government did was giving an easy loan of 1 billio to Gazprom), and Schröder got a directorship after he left office, just like Bliar at JP Morgan.  How it cuts across EUropean energy policy, I don't know (especially with Schröder's Christian Democrat successors also favoring the pipeline deal -- and the loan too); but you better debate that with Jérôme.

I also note that Schröder would have got €0.25 million annually, Bliar gets $5 million. And most of the other scandals mentioned happened during Bliar's PM-ship.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Jan 24th, 2008 at 11:56:04 AM EST
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