At its summit in Prague, NATO has decided that it will grant itself the right to intervene anywhere in the world. This underlines the alliance's change from defence to offence. more…

BERLIN | | jugoslawien

BERLIN The German UNO Administrator of Kosovo, Michael Steiner, demanded that the EU should take overall control of Kosovo from the UN within a few years. In his lecture at the Berlin Humboldt University, Steiner implicitly advocated that Kosovo should be separated from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. more…

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BERLIN (Own report) The explosive German economic expansion, which began with the takeover of the DDR (East Germany) and led to twelve years of world-wide restructuring, has led the government into a severe financial crisis. The Federal government now plays down the fact that public coffers are short of some 30,000 million euros. The provincial government of Schleswig Holstein is bankrupt. German cities are now shutting down social services and the number of unemployed is rising further. more…

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The German Chancellor has visited Poland and said that he fully expects that country to be invited to become a member of the European Union, along with nine other new member states, at the forthcoming Copenhagen summit in December. However, the Chancellor refused to be drawn on whether or not Poland would be a net contributor to the EU budget. more…

Decades of peacenik education in Germany have been thrown into reverse gear by the announcement of a competition for German schoolchildren to write about the role of the German army. The national daily Die Welt announces the competition on its web site, adorned with a large iron cross. more…

Democrat Publications 2002 57 Green Lane Merseyside CH45 8JQ Great Britain ISBN 1 904260 03 9 Translation: Edward Spalton more…