BERLIN/BAMAKO/ALGIER | | algerienmali

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 to prosecute ,,criminal and terrorist organisations"worldwide. more…

BERLIN |

BERLIN The Director of the German Institute for Human Rights has been forced to resign because he has been rather too active in defence of human rights in Germany - instead of providing useful material for Berlin's ,,ethically"based Foreign Policy. Other German human rights organisations meanwhile express ever sharper criticism of the abuse of basic human rights in Germany. more…

DÜSSELDORF/MINSK | | belarus

DÜSSELDORF/MINSK Because of subversive activities, the Belorussian authorities expelled a high-ranking member of the youth organization of Germany's governing social democratic party (SPD) from their country. The young German politician had organised political ,,seminars"financed by the Federal Foreign Office, which supported the opposition to President Lukashenko. Berlin has aimed for years to replace Lukashenko in order to promote the ,,transformation"of Belarus and its subjugation to German interests. more…

AMSTERDAM | | russische-foederationusa

AMSTERDAM As announced, the German-French enterprise EADS, the world's second largest aviation, space travel and armament consortium, begins its expansion into the United State's armaments market, displacing its main competitor Boeing. At the same time, the group extends its co-operation with Russian companies, which shall - especially in space travel - strengthen the consortium's position of independence vis a vis the USA. more…

SCHNELLRODA (Own report) |

SCHNELLRODA (Own report) Political circles between conservatism and rightwing extremism who agree with the basic direction of Berlin's foreign policy, view it as being influenced by too many internal political and diplomatic considerations. They say that one would have to revert to such notorious concepts as ,,geopolitics"and the ,,greater region"according to the ,,law of power"which governs the lives of states. This strategy is to be promoted by a new periodical which is supported by members of the German military and foreign policy advisors. more…

BERLIN/BAGHDAD | | irak

BERLIN/BAGHDAD German businesses and trade associations are increasing their efforts to participate in Iraq's economy which is presently administered by the illegal US occupation. Iraq is considered a ,,lucrative market", offering a ,,large potential for German business."The position of German trade associations is that German investors should secure part of Iraq's privatized enterprises, although this would violate current Iraqi law. more…

BERLIN (Own report) |

BERLIN (Own report) A grand coalition of parties in the Berlin parliament has decided to dismantle significant social security benefits which, until now, helped to stabilise the cohesiveness of German society. In spite of warnings from church and charitable organisations against the exclusion of whole sections of society, the government is already discussing further far-reaching measures. The unresisted demolition of the German social security system is fostering aggressive reactions which are being directed abroad. more…

WARSAW |

WARSAW In the regions of Poland bordering on Germany the secessionist tendencies promoted by Berlin are gathering momentum. In particular there is the growing strength of the regionalist movements which to a certain extent cooperate with the ,,German Minorities"in Poland. German expectations are that this ,,New Regionalism"could spread to the whole of Poland. more…

RACIBORZ/OPOLE (Own Report) |

RACIBORZ/OPOLE (Own Report) German fraternities are expanding into Eastern Europe to organize the German-speaking minorities. The ,,Verein Deutscher Hochschüler in Polen"(VDH - association of German students in Poland), which had been re-established in 1999 with the energetic participation of German citizens in Raciborz, opened a second local branch in Opole at the end of May. The organization specifically subscribes to the tradition of the VDH established in 1922 in the former Lwow. Polish authorities had prohibited the VDH in June of 1939 because of its nationalist-ethnic subversion. more…