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Germany's Schroeder says he'll go ahead with Rosneft plan


September 1, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is vowing to go ahead with a plan to join the board of directors of Russian oil giant Rosneft, a move that has drawn criticism ahead of his country's election.

Schroeder was close to Russian President Vladimir Putin as chancellor and became involved with a Russian-German gas pipeline project shortly after he left office in 2005, a commitment that has raised questions at home.

Recent reports that he planned to join Rosneft have drawn criticism from conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel and also from the leader of Schroeder's own cent...

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