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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.

Warring Party
(Own report) - In spite of the escalating war in the Congo, Berlin is intensifying its support for one of the warring parties. For several weeks already, militias have been launching bloody attacks all over eastern Congo, causing hundreds of thousands to flee the region. The militia's leader, a notorious war criminal, is a partisan . . .

War financing
german-foreign-policy.com recently interviewed David Barouski about General Laurent Nkunda and mineral smuggling activities in Eastern Congo. Mr. Barouski is a freelance researcher, primarily on African affairs, and he authored the book "Laurent Nkundabatware, his Rwandan Allies, and the ex-ANC Rebellion: Chronic Barriers to Lasting Peace in the Congo," last year. . . .

The Lueshe Mine
In early 2006, the UN Security Council strongly criticised the German government and German enterprises for their role in North Kivu (East Congo). A Security Council expertise describes the developments concerning the Lueshe Mine. german-foreign-policy.com is documenting excerpts. (Signature: S/2006/53) . . .

Focal Partnership
(Own report) - Just one year after the deployment of German military in the Congo, Germany's close partner, Rwanda, is again involved in a military conflict with that country. With a militia of irregulars, Rwanda, one of the main recipients of so called German development aid, is involved in the power struggle in East Congo, . . .

"Probable Escalation"
(Own report) - Three weeks preceding the Congolese presidential runoff elections, German political advisors are predicting a renewal of violent confrontations between the country's former civil war adversaries. A new flare-up of combat in Kinshasa is "probable", predicts the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). Last August violence in the capital caused numerous . . .

We Will Burn Some...
(Own report) - In Kinshasa demonstrators are threatening to burn EU soldiers, and have announced they would resist foreign interference into the internal affairs of their country. Just a few weeks before the arrival of the main contingent of the German military (Bundeswehr), observers anticipate an imminent escalation of the Congolese civil war. Militia units . . .

The Sun is Red Over the Congo
(Own report) - The German troop contingent preparing for deployment to the Congo, is being led by a notorious elite unit. It is the 26th Airborne Brigade of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr), which has been at the center of several scandals because of their extolment of the unit's tradition. This was revealed through research . . .

They Are Ready
(Own report) - On the eve of the deployment of German troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suspected war criminals threaten to prevent elections by unleashing a new conflict. On several occasions over the past few years, these militias found sanctuary on the premises of a German controlled company in East Congo. Although the . . .

Interview with Dr. Helmut Strizek
german-foreign-policy.com was talking with Dr. Helmut Strizek concerning German policy toward Rwanda and Rwandan influence in the Eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dr. Strizek had worked in Rwanda and Burundi for many years, was periodically in charge of project management concerning both countries in the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and . . .

War Resources (III)
(Own report) - The German Government has been forced to postpone the adoption of the resolution permitting its planned military operations in the Congo because of persistent resistance within its own ranks. The German expedition corps is facing a "war engagement", which should "not be played down," says the Reservist Association of the German Armed . . .

War Resources (I)
(Own report) - The German government has announced that it will send 500 German soldiers to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The German troops are being sent, as part of the "stabilization measures," for the planned parliamentary and presidential elections. The Congolese government has several times previously rejected offers of foreign military assistance and . . .

Region of the Great Lakes
The Foreign Office (AA) announced the continuation of its political influence in Central Africa ( ,,Region of the Great Lakes") will utilize German humanitarian aid organizations. Secretary of State, Kerstin Müller explains that support, particularly for the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, must not be diminished by the increased demands in Southeast Asia. In the African war zone, where . . .

EU-Military Operation in the Congo
The European Union is preparing to follow Berlin's demands and fulfil its ,,objective global power potential". With its first military operation in Africa the EU-taskforce seeks to demonstrate that the EU is also capable of enforcing its models for the preservation of global order with military force. . . .

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