LISBON/COPENHAGEN/WARSAW (Own report) |

LISBON/COPENHAGEN/WARSAW (Own report) The recently published communication to the EU council by the European hegemonic powers, has been noted with dismay by the majority of the EU member states. The heads of government of Germany, France and Great Britain blatantly demand that all EU members subordinate their national economies to the requirements of the core powers. To control this radical economic concentration, the ,,appointment"of a vice president to the EU commission is deemed necessary. He is to distribute a special budgeted amount of more than 100 billion Euro among the leading industries. Berlin wants to fill this position. more…

BERLIN |

BERLIN In a recently published communication, the heads of government of Germany, France and Great Britain blatantly demand that all EU members subordinate their national economies to the requirements of the core powers. To control this radical economic concentration, the ,,appointment"of a vice president to the EU commission is deemed necessary. Berlin wants to fill this position. more…

Secession

KALININGRAD/MOSCOW (Own report) |

KALININGRAD/MOSCOW (Own report) In Moscow, the German foreign minister argued for ,,human rights"and ,,democracy."The purpose of the trip was the opening of a consulate in Kaliningrad, a former German region, where Berlin's geopolitical interests conflict with Moscow's sovereign rights. The real reason for the stopover was a mission for the western military alliances, which continue with their expansion into the Middle East and the encirclement of Russia. Berlin's task is to neutralize Russia's foreign policy protests by interfering in Russian domestic politics. German pressure makes use of noticeable tension within the GUS (commonwealth of independent states) and seeks to weaken the Russian central state with secessions. more…

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BRUSSELS |

BRUSSELS The German MEP Elmar Brok (Christian Democrat) has accused the Romanian Government of corruption. Bucharest had just ignored German interests in the planning of an important motorway and had awarded a billion Euro contract to an American firm. The Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament of which Brok is the Chairman meeting on 19th February 2004 effectively put Romania's EU application on ice, calling on the European Commission to ,,reorient the accession strategy"of Romania. The conflict with the Germans and the EU about the motorway project also demonstrates the continuing spread of economic conflicts between the USA and Berlin. more…

BONN |

BONN In the United Kingdom, the Deutsche Post is entering into direct competition with Royal Mail, which is on the rocks after sustaining major losses. While seeking to become a market leader in Germany's neighbours, the German group's basis for expansion in the domestic market continues to be secured by means of controversial state aid. more…

ST. AUGUSTIN |

ST. AUGUSTIN In a memo, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, on close terms with the CDU, requests a ,,debate about the legitimacy of preventive strikes under international law". The proposals boil down to a general authorization for ,,states with hegemony" to attack sovereign entities under international law. While NATO prepares for a summit in June, which is expected to produce far-reaching resolutions concerning military control of the Near and Middle East, the German memo considers even ,,ecologically irresponsible dam projects or unsafe nuclear plants near borders" as legitimate reasons for war. more…

KALKHORST |

KALKHORST The Alfred Toepfer Foundation (Hamburg) is demanding further compensation for their lost Nazi land in the East. It was in the property of the Foundation during the Nazi period that the conquest and ,,Germanisation"of Germany's neighbours was planned. The former Nazi possessions comprise several hundred hectars and are the subject of dispositions made in consequence of the 1945 Potsdam Agreement. They were confiscated then ,,to prevent the return of German militarism and Nazism for ever". In the opinion of the litigants their ,,human rights"were thereby contravened. The notorious Foundation belongs to an influential group of German Ethno Organisations and enjoys direct contacts with the German Government. The Minister of State in the German Chancellery Christina Weiss (Social Democrat) works under the auspices of the Toepfer Foundation. more…

LONDON |

LONDON In a contest with US competitor Boeing, the German-French armaments company, EADS, has succeeded in obtaining a British arms contract worth billions. Thus London, considered a possible hurdle for German efforts at dominance, strengthens its economic and military ties with Berlin and Paris. more…