Beyond the EU

BERLIN/NUUK/REYKJAVÍK/TÓRSHAVN | | daenemark

BERLIN/NUUK/REYKJAVÍK/TÓRSHAVN (Own report) - Whereas the Brexit has been met with wholesale rejection by the German and other EU member states' establishments, it was positively assessed in the little noticed countries of Northwest Europe, growing in strategic importance. Iceland's president recently invited Great Britain to enhance its cooperation with the "triangle of non-EU countries," meaning Iceland, and the autonomous regions Greenland and the Faroe Islands, which are part of the Kingdom of Denmark. Greenland left the European Community (EC) in 1982; the Faroe Islands have never been members and Iceland officially withdrew its application for EU membership in 2015. All three countries refuse nuclear weapons and NATO's missile defense shield on their territories, while showing a greater openness towards Russia than most other western countries. Iceland and particularly Greenland have been growing in their strategic importance with the impending opening of Arctic sea routes and exploitation of Arctic natural resources. German experts have already suggested inciting Greenland to secede from Denmark. This would offer Germany greater influence on Greenland and consequently on the Arctic's political, economic and military affairs. more…

Project Fear

Lave Knud Broch | LONDON | | daenemark
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LONDON german-foreign-policy.com interviewed Lave Knud Broch about how in the Danish elite's EU supporters sought to convince the Danish people in the runups to various EU referendums in Denmark. Lave Knud Broch is a substitute member of the European Parliament for the Danish People's Movement against the EU. more…

COPENHAGEN (Own report) | | daenemark

COPENHAGEN (Own report) The leading official of the German-speaking minority in Denmark has called upon the Danish people to remember its National Socialist collaborators instead of reacting with ,,resentment"to everything German. With a clearly threatening undertone it was said that the Danes also had made ,,mistakes"which still remained to be worked out. These comments were published by a German minority newspaper in Denmark which is funded from Berlin with taxpayers' money. more…