ZAGREB/ROME/BERLIN | | italiengriechenlandkroatien

ZAGREB/ROME/BERLIN (Own Report) - After the failure of a claim for compensation for victims of German war crimes, compensation claims have been launched on behalf of war criminals. "Damages" and "Restitution of property" are demanded in a Europe-wide appeal by so-called expellees' organisations. In the Second World War they belonged to the camp followers of the Nazi occupiers and their allies or provided the culprits with the facilities in which mass crimes were committed. Their successors want to found a "European Union of Refugees and Expellees" at the end of March. The organisers announce that the proposed association, (which is under strong German influence) intends to register with the European Court of Human Rights in order to be able "to intervene at international level". A "Right of return" to the "EU states formerly in the Eastern Bloc" is also a demand. The campaign will come to full development at the end of March. Simultaneously, the Italian government began public attacks on Croatia. Rome is demanding money and repentance from the successor regime of former Yugoslavia. Croatia was occupied by Italian troops amongst others. The country which was attacked is being pursued by the attacker for damages because of the circumstances of their eventual defeat - under EU rules. more…

FLENSBURG/BOZEN/BAGHDAD/ATHENS | | italiengriechenlandirak

FLENSBURG/BOZEN/BAGHDAD/ATHENS (Own report) - German ethno-specialists are aiding in the preparations for Iraq's territorial partitioning into three ("autonomous") states. The partitioning is being prepared by a "study group" of the US Congress, under the chairmanship of former Secretary of State, James Baker. According to their plan Iraq must be subdivided into "autonomous regions". The "European Academy Bozen" is giving training courses in "autonomy" to Iraq's future regional managers. Over the past few weeks courses in this program have been given. The "European" academy is a minority research institute, financed by the government of the German-speaking province, Bozen, in Italy's Southern Tyrol region. The academy has close ties to well-known front organizations of the Berlin government's foreign policy apparatus, whose activities can be termed "ethnicist" and "racist". At a joint conference next week in Bozen, ethno-specialists aim to take up other international areas of tension. The focus of the "ethnic group" consultations, under German leadership, are the conflicts in Northern Ireland and Northern Spain ("Basque Country") as well as alleged centers of conflict in Greece. more…

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ARGOSTOLI (Own report) | | griechenlanditalien

ARGOSTOLI (Own report) On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of one of the largest massacres perpetrated by the German Armed Forces during World War II, the German ambassador in Athens will, for the first time, commemorate the victims and visit the Greek island of Kephallonia. There, German mountain forces ,,Gebirgsjäger"liquidated more than 5,000 (five thousand) Italian soldiers in September of 1943, after the former allies had already surrendered. The ambassador's visit, similar to other journeys by German representatives to selected locations of massacres perpetrated at the former Southeast European front, signifies a change in the strategy of German foreign policy. more…