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LA BAULE |

LA BAULE Taking advantage of a new alliance of the five largest EU states, Berlin promotes the formation of the EU according to German interests. For the time being the alliance of Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy and Spain applies only to domestic and judiciary policies. For the smaller EU states it is tantamount to a far reaching loss of power in these areas. more…

BERLIN/BRUSSELS |

BERLIN/BRUSSELS Regionalisation within the EU, resulting from German policy, gains further impetus from the new constitution. The proposed constitution strengthens the role of the regions as ,,basic structures". Just as the decentralisation of other EU states is being driven forward, Germany is preparing further centralisation of its state apparatus to strengthen ,,Germany's capability to act". more…

BUCHAREST | | rumaenien

BUCHAREST The Romanian Government has engaged in some fancy electoral footwork to accommodate the demands of Brussels and Berlin for the imposition of EU law. The Romanian Government managed to ring massive constitutional changes from its people only with the aid of widely criticised ,,irregularities". The new Constitution reflects the demands of Germany and the EU by establishing a more accommodating framework for inward investment, strengthening ,,ethnic"minorities and regulates the transfer of sovereign powers to the EU. more…

BERLIN | | frankreich

BERLIN German Business organisations are again demanding a massive cut in EU agricultural subsidies and stirring up the long run conflicts between Berlin and Paris. In order to conclude the long desired free trade agreement with the South American Trade Alliance, Mercosur, there must be a reduction in those large EU agricultural subsidies in defence of which the EU caused the collapse of the recent World Trade Organisation negotiations at Cancun. Now German industry is saying that the French Government was responsible and it is time for the EU to ,,clear out the Augean Stables". more…

JEKATERINBURG | | russische-foederation

JEKATERINBURG Berlin urges Moscow's integration into German world power ambitions particularly in regard to energy policies. A German-Russian ,,strategic partnership"intends to reduce the influence of western states and corporations in providing the EU states with natural gas which will become increasingly significant in the future. In the meantime, the German energy corporations, which already control large parts of the European energy supply, are further increasing their leading role. more…

JEKATERINBURG | | russische-foederation

JEKATERINBURG Berlin and Moscow are cooperating in the establishment of a group of states which will, on a case by case basis, oppose the USA in order to achieve its economic and political interests. During the consultations between the German and Russian governments in Jekaterinburg, agreements were reached on a series of projects. These will not only strengthen the economic integration of Russia but will also increase military collaboration. more…

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RIYADH | | saudi-arabienvae

RIYADH Germany strengthens its position in the Persian Gulf. Several economic agreements, close cooperation with instruments of repression, media cooperation and exertion of influence in Iraq are the results of the German chancellor's journey to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Throughout the region great candor towards Berlin is noticeable simultaneously with increasing detachment from Washington and London. more…

ROME/BERLIN | | spanien

ROME/BERLIN The German-French endeavors to establish hegemony, which are to be anchored in the draft of the European constitution, have been met with new resistance by several governments. Berlin tries to divide the group of critics and offers Spain - one of the most scathing adversaries of the constitutional draft - participation in the German plans for power. At the beginning of the month, Berlin indicated that Germany would leave Latin America to Spain's ,,sphere of influence", should Madrid agree to the intended distribution of power. more…

The Poles are starting to get seriously worried that their accession to the EU will cause their country to be re-colonised by Germans. They are concerned that Germans will call for property to be restituted which was seized from them in 1945. The Chairman of the Silesian Association (Landsmannschaft), Rudi Pawelka, has created for the purpose of property restitution a ,,Prussian Claims Society"(Preußische Treuhand GmbH) whose purpose is to collect and administer legal suits for individual property claims in territories which today belong to Poland, the Czech Republic and Russia (to which the former East Prussia currently belongs). more…

The former Prime Minister of Hungary and current leader of the opposition, Viktor Orbán, has called on the Czech Republic and Slovakia to rescind all the 1946-46 decrees which legalised the mass expulsion of Germans and Hungarians from Czechoslovakia. Orbán, who repeatedly called for the Bene¨ decrees to be rescinded while he was Prime Minister, met the leader of the Christian Democrats in the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, and confirmed that his party will campaign jointly with the Christian Democrats in next year's elections to the European Parliament. more…