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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.

Die Herero als Terroristen
17.02.2014
Die Wochenzeitung der staatlich geförderten "Landsmannschaft Ostpreußen" erklärt die Herero zu "Terroristen" und den deutschen Genozid an ihnen zum "Krieg gegen den Terror".

Zukunftspläne für die Ukraine
07.12.2013
Eine führende deutsche EU-Politikerin hat in Kiew mit dem Anführer der extrem rechten Partei Swoboda verhandelt.

Strafanzeige
15.10.2013
Gegen die scheidende Staatsministerin im Auswärtigen Amt Cornelia Pieper ist Strafanzeige wegen öffentlicher Leugnung von NS-Massenmorden erstattet worden.

Umweltschutz
15.10.2013
Die deutsche Regierung hat die Einführung strengerer Abgasnormen für Autos in der EU verhindert.

Panzer für die Diktatur
18.04.2013
Die Diktatur Qatar erhält Dutzende Kampfpanzer und Haubitzen aus Deutschland.

The Hegemony over Southeast Europe
2014/08/28
BERLIN/BELGRADE
(Own report) -The "Western Balkans Conference", opening in Berlin today, is overshadow by the dispute over sanctions against Russia and criticism of the Federal Intelligence Service (BND). Serbia, a participant in the conference, has declared, it will not join the EU's sanctions. Serbian enterprises are therefore not affected by Russian countermeasures and are even replacing . . .

"Biting the Syrian Bullet"
2014/07/28
BERLIN/DAMASCUS/MOSCOW
(Own report) - The director of the Catholic relief organization, Caritas-Lebanon, has voiced strong criticism of the West's policy on Syria. The West, together with its Middle Eastern allies, should finally stop equipping Syrian insurgents with military hardware, Paul Karam, Director of the Caritas-Lebanon declared. It must also stop the constant flow of citizens from . . .

The Alliance of the Threatened
2014/07/18
BERLIN/WASHINGTON/MOSCOW
(Own report) - The EU and USA have expanded their sanctions against Russia and - in addition to individuals - have now also placed important Russian companies on their lists. Washington has restricted dealings, for example, with Rosneft and the Gazprombank. Brussels has announced the possibility of preventing EU companies from doing business with Russian . . .

Energy as a Weapon (II)
2014/06/23
BERLIN
(Own report) - In view of the EU's summit meeting, later this week, the "fracking" lobby and NATO are intensifying their pressure for the EU to initiate the highly controversial "hydraulic fracturing." There are indications that the German Bundestag could speed up legislation allowing this dangerous gas production technique. The outgoing NATO General Secretary Anders . . .

A New Grand Strategy
2014/06/13
BERLIN
(Own report) - An influential German weekly opened a debate on the call for redefining EU - US relations. The West's current policy toward Ukraine is diametrically opposed to "European" interests, according to an article published in the online-edition of the German weekly "Die Zeit". "Europe should not deprive itself of cooperation with Moscow; it . . .

Global Policy Orientation
2014/05/19
BERLIN/MOSCOW
(Own report) - In the debate over a possible expansion of EU sanctions against Russia, the German chancellor is suggesting a possible continuation of cooperation with Moscow. "In the intermediate and long term," Merkel explained, "the close partnership with Russia should be continued." She sees "no necessity" in a policy of "isolating" Russia, patterned on . . .

Energy as a Weapon
2014/03/31
BERLIN/WASHINGTON
(Own report) - The German Chancellor is suggesting that the EU should take a "new look at its energy policy" as a whole. As Angela Merkel confirmed last week, several EU countries are at least partially "very highly dependent" on "the supply of raw materials from Russia." Spurred on by the Ukrainian crisis, Berlin and . . .

The Free World
2014/03/17
BERLIN
(Own report) - In light of the pending incorporation of the Crimea into the Russian Federation, German politicians and media are stepping up their Russophobe agitation. The public's "understanding for Moscow's alleged motives" regarding the Crimea, remains "strikingly high," complains a leading German daily. This reflects the view that Western global aggressions are either "not . . .

The Crimean Conflict
2014/03/03
KIEV/BERLIN
(Own report) - As the Crimean crisis escalates, the German Navy is dispatching one of its spy ships to the Mediterranean. The "Alster," which had already been carrying out espionage on the Syrian war zone, is reported to have sailed from its homeport. Whether it will pursue a route through the Mediterranean to the Black . . .

Caucasian Interim Report (II)
2014/02/14
TBILISI/BERLIN
(Own report) - Eclipsed by the power struggle over the Ukraine, Berlin is pushing to speed up the signing of two other EU Association Agreements. The agreements to permanently associate Georgia and Moldova to the EU should be signed in due form no later than August and should be implemented as soon as possible. The . . .

Modernize Russia
2014/02/13
BERLIN/MOSCOW
(Own report) - The derogatory German campaign against Russia and its President Vladimir Putin has persisted even after the Olympic Games have opened. The campaign is not only aimed at mobilizing German public opinion; it seeks to also further incite the emerging Russian middle strata against their government. These middle strata are gaining in strength . . .

Russia Policy Scenarios
2013/06/28
BERLIN/MOSCOW
(Own report) - Hefty debates have ignited around Germany's policy toward Russia. On the heels of an incident between two high-ranking personalities in the foreign policy establishment over Germany's strategy toward Moscow, the tension has been heightened by last weekend's official snub of the Russian government by the German Chancellor. Immediately afterwards, she expressed her . . .

Partner Nation Russia
2013/04/08
HANNOVER
(Own report) - The German Chancellor and the Russian President attended yesterday's opening of the annual Hannover Industry Trade Fair. This year, Russia was the fair's chosen "partner nation," a move to help promote German-Russian economic relations. The German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations announced a German-Russian economic summit to be held today. Since . . .

Fostering Relationships
2012/07/18
BERLIN/MOSCOW
(Own report) - The southern German energy company EnBW has sealed a landmark deal with a Russian natural gas supplier. EnBW did not name the company, with which it concluded a 600 billion Euro gas supply contract, but business circles confirmed that the deal has been made with Novatek, which is the second largest Russian . . .

Europe and Eurasia (II)
2012/06/07
MOSCOW/BERLIN
(Own report) - The Russian president is setting new accents in foreign policy and thereby threatens to weaken German influence in Russia. Vladimir Putin, who, spent only a few hours in Germany on his first official visit to Berlin, has arrived in Beijing for a three-day visit, where he announced his wish to expand relations . . .

German-Russian Contradictions
2012/03/02
MOSCOW/BERLIN
(Own report) - In the run-up to Sunday's Russian presidential elections, contradictory interests have again become evident in German policy towards Russia. Whereas a large segment of the German media is participating in the campaign against the clear front-runner Vladimir Putin and thereby keeping step with the obvious intensification of global policy rivalry between the . . .

Energy Realignment toward Russia
2011/09/14
BERLIN/MOSCOW
(Own report) - Just before the "Nord Stream" natural gas pipeline (or "Baltic Pipeline") goes into operation, a rival "Nabucco" project to German-Russian hegemony over European gas supply is on the verge of collapse. The "Nabucco" project - while bypassing Russia - was to transport the enormous Central Asian and Middle Eastern natural gas deposits . . .

A Test Run for Eurasia
2011/09/05
BERLIN/TIRASPOL/MOSCOW
(Own report) - The German government has initiated a new test run for a German - Russian cooperation that bypasses the USA. The laboratory for this experiment is Transnistria, a southeast European secessionist region that broke off from Moldova in the early 1990s, during the collapse of the Soviet Union and claims independence, even though . . .

Go East!
2010/07/14
BERLIN/MOSCOW/BEIJING
(Own report) - The German chancellor will be using her trip to Russia and China, which begins today, to enhance business relations beyond the realms of the EU and North America. This thrust is taking into account China's rapid rise and the subsequent shift of the focus of the global economy from countries of the . . .

The Berlin-Moscow Economic Axis (III)
2010/06/30
MOSCOW/BERLIN
(Own report) - Berlin and Moscow are broadening their cooperation to the field of security technology with plans for the Russian Sistema company to join the German Infineon AG. Sistema is due to acquire approx. 30 percent of Infineon shares and thereby have access to basic technology, as well as military relevant encryption systems. Though . . .

In Between the Major Powers
2010/05/31
VILNUS/BERLIN/MOSCOW
(Own report) - German-Russian nuclear energy intrigues are provoking protests in Lithuania. In Vilnius the Minister of Energy is complaining that in contravention of the terms of the contract and in spite of billions in financial outlays, the dismantling of the Ignalina nuclear power plant is stalled. The contract was accorded the German Nukem company, . . .

A Question of Orientation
2010/04/12
MOSCOW/BERLIN
(Own report) - After construction began on the Baltic Pipeline ("North Stream") at the end of last week, government advisors in Berlin have begun campaigning for further expansion of German-Russian cooperation. Moscow must be prevented from taking an East Asian orientation and exporting more of its natural resources to China than is currently the case, . . .

Hemispheres
2009/10/29
BERLIN/MOSCOW
(Own report) - The EU should turn away from the USA and "convert to the East" in alliance with Russia. This is being demanded by a publicist in one of Germany's leading newspapers. Europe "is wrong, to think that it is part of the western world," explains the author basing himself on old ideologues of . . .

The Berlin-Moscow Economic Axis (II)
2009/10/07
BERLIN/MOSCOW
(Own report) - The incoming German government will continue to pursue close cooperation with Russia. This was predicted by Berlin's most prominent expert on Russian affairs in the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). According to this expert, the cooperation between Berlin and Moscow corresponds "in its entirety to national interests" and is not up . . .

Strategic Concepts (II)
2009/03/18
BERLIN
(Own report) - In the prelude to NATO's Jubilee Summit at the beginning of April, influential German foreign policy makers are calling for a broadening of cooperation with Moscow in military policy. A government advisor of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) demands that "Europe" consider revaluating Russia "to a second pillar of European . . .

Nuclear Alliance
2009/02/12
MUNICH/BERLIN/MOSCOW
(Own report) - Through its nuclear alliance with Moscow, the German Siemens Corp. now has the perspective of participating in military nuclear projects. This is the outcome of the most recent talks held by the corporation's leaders with the prime minister of Russia. According to these talks, contrary to the initial announcement, this rapidly initiated . . .

Dangerous Frictions
2009/01/28
MUNICH/PARIS/MOSCOW
(Own report) - The German Siemens Corporation is planning to extend its nuclear activities in collaboration with Moscow. According to reports, Siemens seeks to end its cooperation with the French nuclear company, AREVA, because it is being refused participation in the operative leadership of the joint venture. At the Siemens headquarters in Munich, one hears . . .

Financial Bridge
2008/07/03
CHANTY-MANSIYSK/BERLIN
(Own report) - On the eve of talks about a new cooperation treaty between the EU and Russia, Berlin is considering closer military cooperation with Moscow. In reaction to official overtures made by the Russian president, government advisors in the German capital conclude "negotiations about a European security format" would "make a lot of sense". . . .

More Influence Than Ever
2007/08/29
BERLIN/PARIS/MOSCOW
(Own report) - French officials of the EADS arms company, are warning against Berlin's factual take-over of the company. Germany is in the process "of usurping none other than the aerospace as well as the European defense industry" according to Jean-François Knepper, vice shop chairman at the EADS Corporation. The power struggle within the company's . . .

4,500 Kilometers Around Berlin
2007/04/20
TOMSK/MOSCOW/HANOVER/BERLIN
(Own report) - The "Siberian Year in Germany" has been inaugurated at the industrial fair in Hanover (located in the German state of Lower Saxony). The promotion and contact offensive is intended to prepare an extension of German/Russian economic cooperation, aimed at the world's most profitable region of natural resources. In the gigantic, in part, . . .

Master of Transport
2007/01/22
LONDON/MOSKAU/DUBAI/BERLIN
(Own report) - The German Railroad Corp.'s rise to a predominating position in European Rail traffic is encountering resistance in Great Britain. The director of the German Railroad, Hartmut Mehdorn, seeks to use the billions in proceeds generated by the forthcoming privatization of the enterprise, to buy up the rail companies in several EU countries. . . .

Visions of Dominion
2006/09/07
BERLIN/MOSCOW/VLADIVOSTOK/LEIPZIG
(Own report) - Berlin is demanding a reshaping of the EU's "neighborhood policy" with Russia. The objective is to strengthen the privileged trade relations held by German enterprises through the elimination of intra-European competition. All EU states would have to accept the "new formulation of their 'Ostpolitik' (East Policy)", and implement its terms under German . . .

Energy for Germany (II)
2006/04/03
BERLIN/OSLO/MOSCOW
(Own report) - In Norway last week, the German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, strengthened the position of Germany, in the struggle for Arctic energy resources. The enormous reserves, that are only beginning to be tapped, are very significant for the EU's future power supply, which is increasingly dependent upon Russian and German-Russian energy cooperation. Gazprom, . . .

German Industrial Standard (DIN)
2006/03/27
BERLIN/MOSCOW/BEIJING
(Own report) - The German Railroad Corp. (DB) and the Russian Railways (RZD) are developing a common extension toward China. Within a few years, this joint venture ("EurasiaRailLogistics") is destined to augment, the rail freight traffic to the Far East, to 400 thousand tons. An objective is to logistically develop Germany into being one of . . .

Cooped Up in Leipzig
2006/03/03
LEIPZIG/MOSCOW/WASHINGTON
(Own report) - The German sociologist of law, Professor Dr. Martin Bennhold, advises that an international lawsuit should be initiated against the development of installations at the Leipzig Airport, in preparation for service in NATO and EU combat missions. According to Bennhold, the "military conversion" is in violation of the 4-plus-2-Accord, which forbids foreign troops . . .

Conflict of Interests
2006/01/03
BERLIN/MOSCOW/KIEW
(Own report) - Against the background of the so-called gas conflict between Moscow and Kiew, German government advisors are predicting a heightening of tensions between Russia and NATO states. After the heavy losses of influence in the Ukraine, in the Southern Caucasus and in the resourceful Caspian regions, the Kremlin will seek to use its . . .

Area of Natural Gas
2005/09/08
BERLIN/MOSCOW
(Independent report) - The contracts prepared for today's visit of the Russian president to Berlin, concerning the construction of a pipeline running under the Baltic Sea, assure the strong position of German companies in the supply of natural gas to Europe. As a result, this has lead to anxiety within several neighbouring countries. Warsaw fears . . .

Greater Europe
10.03.2005
BERLIN/ODESSA/PLOCK (Our own report)
The Berlin government's talks with the Ukrainian President have ensured that Caspian oil reserves will flow towards Germany in greater quantities, while also bringing Ukraine closer to joining NATO. The German armaments and military equipment industry is hoping that the upgrading of military hardware in line with Western standards will bring it business valued in billions. Yesterday's talks were in part . . .

Strategic Projects (II)
16.10.2003
JEKATERINBURG
Berlin urges Moscow's integration into German world power ambitions particularly in regard to energy policies. A German-Russian ,,strategic partnership"intends to reduce the influence of western states and corporations in providing the EU states with natural gas which will become increasingly significant in the future. In the meantime, the German energy corporations, which already control large parts of the European energy supply, . . .

Strategic Projects
13.10.2003
JEKATERINBURG
Berlin and Moscow are cooperating in the establishment of a group of states which will, on a case by case basis, oppose the USA in order to achieve its economic and political interests. During the consultations between the German and Russian governments in Jekaterinburg, agreements were reached on a series of projects. These will not only strengthen the economic integration . . .

Murderous Comradeship
22.09.2003
SOLOGUBOWKA
The activities of the ,,Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge"(National League for the Preservation of German War Graves), which is in charge of ,,memorializing the (German) dead"of both world wars, continue to generate criticism and opposition. These are currently directed against the establishment of a memorial site in Russia's Sologubowka, where all German aggressors killed in action or missing in action are to . . .

Competition and strategic alliances (VI)
19.08.2003
AMSTERDAM
As announced, the German-French enterprise EADS, the world's second largest aviation, space travel and armament consortium, begins its expansion into the United State's armaments market, displacing its main competitor Boeing. At the same time, the group extends its co-operation with Russian companies, which shall - especially in space travel - strengthen the consortium's position of independence vis a vis the USA. . . .

BASF: Access to the largest energy reserves of the world
05.07.2003
LUDWIGSHAFEN/MOSKAU
The German Wintershall, Inc., a BASF subsidiary company, establishes a joint venture with the Russian Gazprom in order to produce natural gas in Siberia. Previously, an extensive German-Russian economic agreement, through which the German corporation had obtained direct access to the Russian energy reserves, had been concluded. . . .

Killers honoured at their victims' gravesides
07.05.2003
KALININGRAD
Soldiers of the German Wehrmacht are to have a monument erected to them on Russian territory - in a cemetery in Kaliningrad which is the last resting-place of prisoners of war, murdered by the Germans by being used in experiments. The erection of the monument, which makes the memories of the Nazis' experiments on humans secondary to that of the . . .

German ,,peace researchers"want ,,transnational civil society"for Kaliningrad
28.07.2002
KIEL
An academic project of the state of Schleswig Holstein established that there was a ,,tendency to estrangement from Russia"in the Russian Oblast of Kaliningrad and investigated the possibilities of introducing a ,,cross-border civil society"there. There exists a ,,considerable appeareance"that separatist opinion is gaining popularity and that a ,,spiral of escalation"is setting in. . . .

German secret services: war in Central Asia
2001/02/14
According to a report drawn up by the Bundesnachrichtendienst, the German equivalent of MI6, Russia is in danger of being de-stabilised. Gises on Russia's southern Rank, in the Caucasus and Central Asia, could, says the BND, lead to very senous conflict. In Chechnya, for instance, the Russians were not, according to the BND, succeeding in . . .

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