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Aufnahmestopp
13.11.2015
Nach der partiellen Schließung der schwedischen Grenzen für Flüchtlinge verhängt das erste deutsche Bundesland einen Aufnahmestopp.

EU oder Krieg
09.11.2015
Luxemburgs Außenminister Jean Asselborn warnt vor einem Zerfall der EU.

Neue Lager
15.09.2015
Die Innenminister der EU haben sich auf Maßnahmen geeinigt, die Flüchtlinge aus Deutschland fernhalten sollen.

Krieg in Europa?
24.09.2014
Der ehemalige Bundeskanzler Helmut Schmidt warnt vor einem neuen Krieg in Europa.

Verletzte ausgeflogen
03.09.2014
Die Bundeswehr hat 20 verwundete Kämpfer aus der Ukraine zur Behandlung nach Deutschland ausgeflogen.

Außen und innen
26.08.2014
Der deutsche Außenminister moniert eine mangelnde Zustimmung in der Bevölkerung für eine offensive deutsche Weltpolitik.

Die Verantwortung Berlins
20.05.2014
Der ehemalige EU-Kommissar Günter Verheugen erhebt im Konflikt um die Ukraine schwere Vorwürfe gegen Berlin.

"Ein gutes Deutschland"
30.04.2014
Das deutsche Staatsoberhaupt schwingt sich zum Lehrmeister der Türkei auf.

Die Dynamik des "Pravy Sektor"
11.03.2014
Der Jugendverband der NPD kündigt einen "Europakongress" unter Beteiligung des "Pravy Sektor" ("Rechter Sektor") aus der Ukraine an.

Der Mann der Deutschen
18.02.2014
Die deutsche Kanzlerin hat am gestrigen Montag zwei Anführer der Proteste in der Ukraine empfangen.

European Values (I)
2016/01/11
BERLIN/WARSAW
(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
2014/11/26
BERLIN/NEW YORK
(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 . . .

Strategic Allies
2014/05/21
BERLIN/BUDAPEST/KIEV
(Own report) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's demand that the putsch regime in Kiev adopt the German model of ethnic minority policy is creating strong tensions. At the beginning of his third term in office, Orbán declared that Ukraine must grant the Hungarian speaking minority special rights based on ethnicity, including the right to . . .

Cohesive Force for Europe
2013/03/13
BERLIN/BUDAPEST/SIBIU
(Own report) - With her appearance at yesterday's annual reception of the German League of Expellees (BdV), the German chancellor has again demonstrated her appreciation of its significance for Berlin's foreign policy. Already at last years BdV annual reception, the chancellor had declared that the resettled Germans serve as a "link" to their regions of . . .

To Heighten Tensions
2012/12/11
BERLIN/BUDAPEST/BOLZANO
(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 . . .

Borderless Nation
2011/04/15
BUDAPEST/BERLIN
(own report) - In the midst of hefty protests, the Hungarian government is preparing to pass a new constitution oriented on German ethnicist policy. The document conjures up the "notion of the unified Hungarian nation," beyond the borders of the Hungarian Republic, to include Hungarian-speaking minorities of the neighboring countries. It bases itself on the . . .

Pillars of the Future (III)
2011/01/21
BUDAPEST/BERLIN
(Own report) - During his appearance at the European Parliament, last Wednesday, the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán successfully defended the nationalist policies of his government in Budapest. The scenarios under consideration for EU sanctions against Hungary, because of Budapest's new media law and its ethnic chauvinist propaganda, have become merely "yesterday's hot air" according . . .

Pillars of the Future
2011/01/07
BUDAPEST/BERLIN
(Own report) - Hungary is applying German methods in ethnic chauvinist policy, granting Hungarian citizenship to hundreds of thousands of citizens of neighboring countries. The new Hungarian citizenship law, which took effect at the beginning of this year, is the means being applied. Citizens of bordering nations can apply for and receive a Hungarian passport, . . .

Everything that Serves Germany
2010/11/08
BUDAPEST/BERLIN
(Own report) - Hungary will exercise its upcoming EU council presidency, starting at the beginning of 2011, in the service of Berlin's foreign policy. This was announced by the Hungarian Foreign Minister after talks with his German counterpart. "As council president" his country will "support everything that serves Germany," said János Martonyi last week during . . .

National Cooperation
2010/11/08
BUDAPEST
german-foreign-policy.com documents a "Political Declaration" of the Hungarian parliament. Hungary is one of the closest allies of Germany in Europe. . . .

The New Era of Ethnic Chauvinists
2010/04/13
BUDAPEST/BERLIN
(Own report) - Berlin's government advisors are expecting an intensification of tensions in Eastern Europe, following the Hungarian parliamentary electoral victory of the ethnic chauvinist Fidesz Party. An expert at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) warns that should Hungary's next prime minister, Victor Orbán, implement his plans and attribute his country's . . .

The Danube Strategy
2010/01/06
BUDAPEST/BERLIN/ULM
(Own report) - The Hungarian government has announced a "Danube Summit Meeting" for next month to implement the - German inspired - "Danube Strategy". Following in depth talks in Berlin, the Hungarian foreign minister announced that the "Danube Summit" will be held in Budapest at the end of February. The summit will prepare closer ties . . .

Berlin's Poison-Pen Letter
2009/11/25
BUDAPEST/BERLIN
(Own report) - The Hungarian media reacted with estrangement to Germany and eight other western nations' diplomatic arm-twisting of Hungary. Through their embassies, the nine countries admonished Budapest with a public protest note, following Hungarian measures against West European and US companies operating in Hungary. A water company lost its lucrative franchise in a southern . . .

Ethnic Loyalty
2009/09/17
BUDAPEST/BERLIN
(Own report) - The Hungarian President is calling for an enhancement of the German inspired policy toward minorities within the EU and for the appointment of an EU "commissary for minorities". In Berlin last week, László Sólyom declared that Brussels must create "legal and institutional guarantees" for granting ethnically defined minorities a special position, otherwise . . .

The German Ethnic Model (I)
2009/06/23
BUDAPEST/BERLIN
(Own report) - Hungarian rightwing extremists are preparing a resolution to the European Parliament to revise the Beneš Decrees and are demanding German parliamentarians to support them in this effort. The resolution is initiated by a member of the Jobbik Party, who was recently elected to the European Parliament. The Jobbik Party has won 15 . . .

A Special Relationship
2007/11/16
BUDAPEST/BERLIN
(Own report) - The Hungarian National Assembly commemorated the post World War II "disfranchisement and expulsion of Hungarian Germans" on November 16, with the presidents of the German and the European parliaments in attendance. The occasion was a conference on the 60th anniversary of the relocation of the ethnic Germans of Hungary. The conference had . . .

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