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Nach der partiellen Schließung der schwedischen Grenzen für Flüchtlinge verhängt das erste deutsche Bundesland einen Aufnahmestopp.

EU oder Krieg
Luxemburgs Außenminister Jean Asselborn warnt vor einem Zerfall der EU.

Neue Lager
Die Innenminister der EU haben sich auf Maßnahmen geeinigt, die Flüchtlinge aus Deutschland fernhalten sollen.

Krieg in Europa?
Der ehemalige Bundeskanzler Helmut Schmidt warnt vor einem neuen Krieg in Europa.

Verletzte ausgeflogen
Die Bundeswehr hat 20 verwundete Kämpfer aus der Ukraine zur Behandlung nach Deutschland ausgeflogen.

Außen und innen
Der deutsche Außenminister moniert eine mangelnde Zustimmung in der Bevölkerung für eine offensive deutsche Weltpolitik.

Die Verantwortung Berlins
Der ehemalige EU-Kommissar Günter Verheugen erhebt im Konflikt um die Ukraine schwere Vorwürfe gegen Berlin.

"Ein gutes Deutschland"
Das deutsche Staatsoberhaupt schwingt sich zum Lehrmeister der Türkei auf.

Die Dynamik des "Pravy Sektor"
Der Jugendverband der NPD kündigt einen "Europakongress" unter Beteiligung des "Pravy Sektor" ("Rechter Sektor") aus der Ukraine an.

Der Mann der Deutschen
Die deutsche Kanzlerin hat am gestrigen Montag zwei Anführer der Proteste in der Ukraine empfangen.

The Foam of German Diplomacy
(Own report) - When the German foreign minister appeared in the synagogue in Thessaloniki (Greece), he was met with strong protest from prominent members of the Jewish community. In his speech at the synagogue on December 4, (published by the German Foreign Ministry) Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD) praised "our German hands to be used in the . . .

A Time Bomb
(Own report) - Following Italian Prime Minster Matteo Renzi's defeat in Sunday's referendum, Berlin is urging Rome to quickly form a "capable government" and resume its adjustment to the German model of austerity. "The economic problems have to be tackled at the roots," said Jens Weidmann, head of Germany's central bank, yesterday. German financial experts . . .

European Values (I)
(Own report) - High-ranking German politicians are calling for punitive measures against Poland. The Polish government's measures neutralizing the country's constitutional court as well as its new media laws are "in violation of European values," according to Volker Kauder, Chair of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group. The EU member states must now "have the courage to . . .

Honoring Collaborators
(Own report) - The Federal Republic of Germany has refused to vote in favor of a United Nations resolution condemning the glorification of National Socialism and Nazi collaboration. Last week, the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly passed a resolution strongly criticizing the edification of memorials to Nazi functionaries and the stylization of Nazi . . .

To Heighten Tensions
(Own report) - A new study published by the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) warns of the heightened "potential for conflicts" in the EU due to the ethnic policy promoted by Berlin. Most recently, according to the paper, the Hungarian government under Prime Minister Viktor Orbán particularly made waves with provocative steps . . .

Crisis Profiteers
(Own report) - Despite his recent electoral setback, the secessionist-minded prime minister of Catalonia is keeping Europe's debate on the Berlin-supported secessionist movements alive. In Catalonia, whose intensive efforts to secede from Spain has recently been supported by Germany, mainly those forces, which had been even more adamant in the struggle for Catalonia's secession, have . . .

Borderland Networks
(Own report) - Several German federal states and municipalities are using a new EU legal instrument to promote a fusion with German-speaking regions of neighboring western nations. That instrument (the European cross-border cooperation groupings - EGCC) allows regional authorities of various nations to consolidate into common administrative structures, enjoying a large measure of autonomy. With . . .

The German Ethnic Model (III)
(Own report) - Ethnic chauvinist forces in Austria are demanding the practical application of German "ethnic rights" to the German speaking population of northern Italy. According to these forces, the government in Vienna should issue Austrian passports to the approx. 300,000 northern Italians (South Tyroleans), whose ancestors had been Austrian up until the First World . . .

The Revolt on Lampedusa
(Own report) - In spite of the escalation of asylum seekers' revolts in the EU's migrant detention camps and deportation prisons, Berlin is refusing to humanize the European asylum policy. The EU's Commissioner in charge of interior policy, Jacques Barrot has demanded that the - at times, ridiculously - low admission quotas in the asylum . . .

Struggle for Aeronautics Leadership
(Own report) - With a series of significant company takeovers, the German Lufthansa and its rival Air France-KLM are continuing to pursue their struggle for leadership in the European aeronautics branch. Following Lufthansa's purchase of the Austrian AUA Airlines, Air France-KLM secured, yesterday, its merger with Alitalia, acquiring one fourth of the shares, and the . . .

A New Axis
(Own report) - Nazi mass crimes, with hundreds of thousands of civilian victims, are not only to remain unpunished, but even rewarded with a "a clear docket" for the state of the Federal Republic of Germany on the remaining cases. This is the primary objective of the German state's official lawsuit before the International Court . . .

Ethnic Europe
(Own Report) - Separatists from several regions of Spain used the Book Fair in Frankfurt to make strategic arrangements. As official representatives of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands announced in front of the international press in Frankfurt, the two provinces will institutionally consolidate their cooperation ("Culture Policy Cooperation"). Another Spanish region, the coastal strip around . . .

Prohibit Under All Circumstances
(Own report) - The Appeals Court of Florence Italy has ruled that the claims of the victims of German Nazi criminals in Greece are enforceable. With this ruling the German state has to pay the more than 30 million Euros it owes the Greek plaintiffs. The amount of reparations can be immediately impounded, even though . . .

Neither Victors nor Vanquished
(Own Report) - After the failure of a claim for compensation for victims of German war crimes, compensation claims have been launched on behalf of war criminals. "Damages" and "Restitution of property" are demanded in a Europe-wide appeal by so-called expellees' organisations. In the Second World War they belonged to the camp followers of the . . .

Multi-Partisan Directorate
(Own report) - German ethno-specialists are aiding in the preparations for Iraq's territorial partitioning into three ("autonomous") states. The partitioning is being prepared by a "study group" of the US Congress, under the chairmanship of former Secretary of State, James Baker. According to their plan Iraq must be subdivided into "autonomous regions". The "European Academy . . .

Make Europe work!
(Own report) - In a catalogue of recommendations ("Make Europe work!") for the upcoming German EU Council Presidency, the Federation of German Industries (BDI) is demanding, that Brussels concentrate its financial planning on the interests of core-European enterprises and the reduction of subsidies for the poverty stricken regions on the borders of the EU. As . . .

Master of the Seas
(Own report) - The escalating hunt for refugees along the coasts of Africa, with German participation, is encountering resistance. The governments of Senegal and Libya, indicating inhumane practices by the European states, are refusing to place their territorial waters at the disposal of EU "border commandos". Despite the lack of an accord with Senegal, EU . . .

Weak Defense Lines
(Own report) - Anxiety is growing in several European states, that Germany could take control over their strategically important national power supply, because of the expansionist endeavors of German energy companies, such as Eon and RWE. Some governments are merging their national energy suppliers, in an attempt to impede these efforts - until now without . . .

Energy, Terror, Migration
(Own report) - The European policy declaration of the German Chancellor, announced to be made public next week, is to initiate a modified version of the unsuccessful campaign for a EU constitution and create the image for Berlin as "the pacesetter of the continent". Government circles are circulating this line to foreign media. In EU . . .

Pincer Movement
The German ,,Bund der Vertriebenen" (BdV, ,,Association of Expellees") announced cooperation with the organizations of resettled Italians. The Italian government in Rome has declared a day of commemoration for the ,,Esuli" (exiles), who, as a consequence of the Second World War, had to resettle in Italy from Yugoslav territory. Erika Steinbach, president of the BdV . . .

German Price
ARGOSTOLI (Own report)
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of one of the largest massacres perpetrated by the German Armed Forces during World War II, the German ambassador in Athens will, for the first time, commemorate the victims and visit the Greek island of Kephallonia. There, German mountain forces ,,Gebirgsjäger"liquidated more than 5,000 (five thousand) Italian soldiers in September of 1943, after . . .

Rome-Berlin bust-up
The row between Italy and Germany shows no signs of abating. Following Mr. Berlusconi's suggestion that a German MEP ought to play the role of a concentration camp commandant, Chancellor Schröder has cancelled his holiday to Italy in protest at an article by a junior minister who wrote that German tourists were arrogant. The German Interior Minister, Otto Schily, has . . .

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