Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on the Coronavirus I Find It Appropriate that Every Member State First Acted Nationally

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, 53, criticizes the U.S., China and Hungary for their handling of the coronavirus pandemic. He also promises not to abandon Italy and explains why he doesn't want to say that he's actually in favor of corona bonds.
Interview Conducted by Christiane Hoffmann und Christoph Schult
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas: "It was beyond our rational and emotional capacity to comprehend what such a pandemic would mean for our social and economic life."

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas: "It was beyond our rational and emotional capacity to comprehend what such a pandemic would mean for our social and economic life."

Dominik Butzmann / DER SPIEGEL

DER SPIEGEL 16/2020
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Maas, a member of the Social Democrats, in his office in Berlin: "Italy is suffering unimaginably."

Maas, a member of the Social Democrats, in his office in Berlin: "Italy is suffering unimaginably."

Dominik Butzmann / DER SPIEGEL