All the work of Schoeder. He signed a deal with Russia to side skirt Poland via the Baltic Sea for a gas pipeline after Poland balked at being controlled by Moscow over it’s energy pricing.
As a reward as soon as he left office he was placed on the boards of entities controlled by Gazprom by Putin.
Ehmalige Kanzler- und Aussenminister Gazprom.
I noticed the other day that except for Westerwelle, every German foreign minister since 1998 has been SPD or Green.
Germany's foreign ministry since has been in many ways simply a branch office of the Russian foreign ministry.