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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 Militarization of West Africa
2016/10/14
BERLIN/N'DJAMENA/BAMAKO
(Own report) - Berlin is using today's visit of Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari to enhance its rapidly growing military influence in West Africa. Chancellor Angela Merkel's trip to Africa early this week has already revealed Germany's growing military importance on the African continent. According to reports, a "change" can already be noted, particularly in Mali. . . .

Like in Afghanistan
2016/04/14
BERLIN/BAMAKO
(Own report) - The German government has taken the decision to expand the German military mission in Mali to the north of the country, plagued with terrorist attacks. Following the deployment of German UN Blue Helmet troops (MINUSMA) in Gao in northern Mali, German soldiers will also be training units of the Malian army. In . . .

Forced to Flee (II)
2015/07/29
KABUL/BERLIN/BAMAKO
(Own report) - Berlin is legitimizing German military intervention by alleging it is to combat the causes of fleeing. The Bundeswehr must undertake operations in Mali, "so that people will no longer have to flee the violence and hopelessness," claimed Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, early this week during her visit in Mali's capital . . .

The Agenda 2020
2014/01/21
BERLIN/PARIS/BANGUI/BAMAKO
(Own report) - The EU has announced a military intervention into the Central African Republic. Last Monday, EU foreign ministers in Brussels decided to soon send soldiers from several EU countries to Bangui to support French troops in that country. The Bundeswehr will most likely participate with transport aircraft and a MedEvac Airbus. The German . . .

A Long Phase of Instability
2013/02/04
BAMAKO/BERLIN
(Own report) - With its establishment of a permanent logistical air base in Dakar, Senegal, the German Bundeswehr is expanding its role in the war in Mali. German Air Force Transall planes, taking off from this base, will transport troops and material for future combat in northern Mali. German government advisors are predicting that Mali . . .

The German Contribution to the War
2013/01/30
BAMAKO/BERLIN
(Own report) - Berlin has pledged millions in new contributions for the war in Mali. The German Foreign Ministry has confirmed that the government would provide about US $20 million for the Malian armed forces and an African intervention force, as well as other aid in the form of transport flights. At the same time, . . .

Desert War
2013/01/15
BERLIN/PARIS/BAMAKO
(Own report) - The German Foreign Minister has confirmed Berlin's readiness to become involved in the war in Mali. To his French counterpart, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Guido Westerwelle offered Germany's "political, logistical, medical, and humanitarian" support for the intervention in France's former colony. However, the German Minister of Defense, Thomas de Maizière, declared that . . .

A Country Teetering on the Brink
2012/10/24
BAMAKO/PARIS/BERLIN
(Own report) - The German government has announced that the Bundeswehr will intervene in Mali. Following Chancellor Merkel's declarations on Monday, Foreign Minister Westerwelle confirmed yesterday, Tuesday, that Berlin wants to "stabilize" Mali and therefore send soldiers, to train Mali's military for the war against the insurgents in the North of this West African country. . . .

Conflicts in the Sahel (III)
2012/08/10
BAMAKO/OUAGADOUGOU/BERLIN
(Own report) - Berlin is pushing for a rapid resolution of Mali's national crisis - if necessary by military means. During his several-day tour in West Africa, the German Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Dirk Niebel (FDP), landed in Bamako on Thursday. His talks focused on the country's current national crisis. Since March, northern . . .

Prosecution (I)
28.08.2003
BERLIN/BAMAKO/ALGIER
As did the German security services, the German judiciary now uses the kidnapping in Northwest Africa to extend their activities into other states. The German authorities are preparing international arrest warrants for the kidnappers of the hostages, recently released in Mali, to bring them to court. For the first time they utilize a law, passed last year, which enables them . . .

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