BERLIN/BOGOTA (Own report) | | kolumbien

BERLIN/BOGOTA (Own report) The German parliament has approved an 18-point guide with detailed stipulations concerning Colombia's domestic policies. Into the South American state, which is under the immediate sphere of influence of the United States, a ,,high ranking representative of the European Union"will be dispatched for the conflict in Colombia; the goal is Berlin's greater influence over the negotiations between Colombia's government and the country's rebel organizations. The German plans are in direct contradiction to US policies concerning Colombia. more…

SOLOGUBOWKA | | russische-foederation

SOLOGUBOWKA The activities of the ,,Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge"(National League for the Preservation of German War Graves), which is in charge of ,,memorializing the (German) dead"of both world wars, continue to generate criticism and opposition. These are currently directed against the establishment of a memorial site in Russia's Sologubowka, where all German aggressors killed in action or missing in action are to be remembered as ,,victims". more…

WARSAW |

WARSAW The Polish President Kvasnievski has reacted sharply against attempts in Germany to denounce some of the agreements of the Potsdam Treaty. Whoever characterises the resettlement of Germans as ,,Wrong and Unjust"puts the post war order of Europe into question and is opening a ,,Pandora's box". So said President Kvasnievski in an article for the Polish daily paper ,,Rceczpospolita". ,,It must be remembered"he wrote ,,how the difficulties of our continent, which led to the outbreak of the Second World War, began with the undermining of the Treaty of Versailles". more…

GEROLSTEIN/WARSAW (Own report) | | tschechische-republik

GEROLSTEIN/WARSAW (Own report) In an internationally circulated appeal, Polish, Czech and German signatories oppose the establishment of a ,,Zentrum gegen Vertreibungen"(centre against expulsions) and warn of a ,,revision of history."Furthermore, a ,,centre which is to establish and achieve a uniform view of history,"could cement ideologies which are based on nationalism, ethnicity, and racism and serve ,,to re-interpret political and social controversies into ethnic ones." more…

GEROLSTEIN/WARSAW | | tschechische-republik

GEROLSTEIN/WARSAW In an internationally circulated appeal, Polish, Czech and German signatories oppose the establishment of a ,,Zentrum gegen Vertreibungen"(centre against expulsions) and warn of a ,,revision of history."Their appeal appeared in the Polish and Czech press but is only circulated in the internet in Germany. more…

HAMBURG (Own report) | | tansania

HAMBURG (Own report) Because Prime Minister Sumaye of Tanzania refused to participate in the opening of the colonialist ,,Tansania Park,"his reception by the German harbor metropolis Hamburg took place, instead, at an associated event. The high-ranking delegation from Tanzania had to limit its stay in Germany to a visit of the International Horticultural Exhibition and talks with relief organizations. The ,,Tansania-Park"displays monuments of the Nazi era which extol German colonial rule in East Africa. more…

BERLIN (Own report) |

BERLIN (Own report) In a public speech the German head of state has attacked the victorious powers of the Second World War and accused them of ,,dreadful wrong". The supposed wrong was inflicted on those ,,Germans"who were ,,expelled"from central and eastern Europe. The accusations are directed against fundamental parts of the Potsdam Treaty. To this day, the validity of the borders between Germany and it neighbours rest on these agreements. more…

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…

HAMBURG | | tansania

HAMBURG In the presence of Prime Minister Sumaye of Tanzania, the senator in charge of urban construction of the Northern German metropolis Hamburg, was planning to open a ,,Tansania-Park"on 5 September. In the center of the park, a former site of a barracks, are two monuments which had been erected by the Nazi government in 1939 to extol German colonialism in Africa. ,,Unsuspecting visitors to this site,"according to a letter of protest, ,,could receive the impression that the relationship of the German Federal Republic with the Republic of Tanzania is not so different than that of the former German Empire to its colony 'German-East Africa'." more…

BERLIN |

BERLIN The German government is participating in an initiative of the large western states designed to control the international traffic routes. Current international law prohibits this. It is now planned to change these laws or to circumvent them by ,,creative"measures. more…