RABAT/BERLIN | | marokko

RABAT/BERLIN (Own Report) - In the view of the current refugee tragedy in Morocco, the German Minister for Interior Affairs demands the "deportation of illegal immigrants" into their presumed states of origin and threatens poverty-stricken African states who are not willing to host them with sanctions. Otto Schily (SPD) furthermore requests Brussels to establish a European border-police for securing the outer borders of the European Union against unwelcome immigration, one day before tomorrow's meeting with his EU counterpart, when a more efficient protection will be discussed. The repressive Moroccan institutions, which continue to abandon hundreds of refugees in the desert and expose them there to the risk of dying, have been supported through trainings and materials, many million Euros worth, by the government of Germany during the past years. more…

TUNIS/RABAT | | marokkotunesien

TUNIS/RABAT Germany is strengthening its defence cooperation with Tunisia and Morocco. As the German Defence Minister asserted after visits to Tunis and Rabat, Germany was turning ,,not only to the East"but also to conducting a dialogue with the North African States - independently of the ,,Opposite Coast"(ie France, Spain, Italy). The United States is also seeking greater influence in North Africa. more…