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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.

The Muslim Brotherhood as Partners
2013/01/29
CAIRO/BERLIN
(Own report) - Mass protests with numerous casualties are casting a shadow over Egyptian President Muhammad Mursi's visit to Berlin, which begins tomorrow. Already last week, while preparations for the upcoming talks were being made in the German capital, hundreds of thousands took to the streets in Egypt, against Mursi's Islamist government. The Egyptian president's . . .

Securing Profits
2012/03/13
BERLIN/CAIRO/TUNIS
(Own report) - By sending so-called transformation teams to Egypt and Tunisia, Berlin is seeking to enhance its economic influence in North Africa. German Minister of the Economy Philipp Roesler recently announced that retired German functionaries would assist in "establishing economic administrations" in these two countries in the midst of transformation. In light of the . . .

Red Lines
2011/12/07
CAIRO/BERLIN
(Own report) - Berlin's government advisors are debating measures for weakening Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. The Peace and Justice Party, considered the political party of the Brotherhood, won a clear victory in the first round of parliamentary elections. Islamist parties could hope to win a two-thirds majority. Experts expect this could lead to a less western-oriented . . .

Forces of the Old Regime
2011/03/28
CAIRO/STUTTGART/ULM
(Own report) - Strong protests are being raised against the prohibition of the founding of an independent student union at the German University in Cairo. According to students at the university, for years, they have been seeking to establish a student union to intervene for better study conditions. The German University in Cairo is the . . .

Security Made in Germany
2011/03/14
BERLIN/DUBAI/RIYADH
(Own report) - In spite of the ongoing protests in the Arab countries, German companies are continuing to furnish repressive technology to regimes of the region. At a fair in Dubai, oriented toward Middle Eastern and African police forces and secret services, several German companies have displayed their newest technology in internet surveillance. Products for . . .

The Turkish Model
2011/02/18
CAIRO/ANKARA/BERLIN
(Own report) - Government advisors in Berlin are proposing a re-organization of Egyptian state structures to correspond to the Turkish model, because of their fear that anti-western Islamic forces could get the upper hand in Cairo and jeopardize US - European control over Arab regional resources. If this is to be prevented, according to the . . .

Guarantor of Stability (II)
2011/02/11
CAIRO/BERLIN
(Own report) - Serious accusations about the use of torture are being raised against the Egyptian military, which for decades had been supported by the Federal Republic of Germany. Over the past few days, according to reports by various human rights organizations, soldiers have abducted hundreds - possibly even thousands - of demonstrators and tortured . . .

Guarantor of Stability (I)
2011/02/10
CAIRO/BERLIN
(Own report) - Government advisors in Berlin are considering a transition government for Egypt under the leadership of a general. The military has the decisive power in that country, is "the referee" in the current conflicts between the Mubarak regime and the opposition and could provide, at least temporarily, the president, according to a Middle . . .

Orderly Transition
2011/02/07
MUNICH/CAIRO/WASHINGTON
(Own report) - Transatlantic consultations taking place at the Munich military conference are aimed at helping to prevent an uncontrolled collapse of the Mubarak regime. As was emphasized by the German chancellor and the US foreign minister in Munich, immediate elections would "plunge the country into chaos." A "power vacuum" must be avoided; President Mubarak . . .

Struggle for Influence at the Nile
2011/02/03
CAIRO/BERLIN
(Own report) - Following the announcement of the Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak's desistance and in light of escalation in fighting between his partisans and his opponents, Berlin has intensified its efforts to gain influence with Cairo's future power structures. For the time being, the military is still in control. A new government, that would stabilize . . .

Beneficiary of Repression
2011/01/31
CAIRO/NOUAKCHOTT/TRIPOLI/BERLIN
(Own report) - The Egyptian population's revolt against the government of President Mubarak is continuing. Along with the other western powers, who had financed this dictatorship for decades, Berlin is seeking to have people forget its support for the authoritarian elites ranging from Egypt, Libya and extending even to Mauritania and is now appealing for . . .

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