BIELEFELD (Own Report) |

BIELEFELD (Own Report) German neo-nazis conduct armed military exercises in the Czech Republic as well as in Slovakia and present themselves as ,,Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"(military SS division Adolf Hitler). According to recent police reports, the equipment of the group of approximately 80 persons includes machine guns and explosives suitable for making bombs. The members of the armed nazi (National Socialist - NS) successor organization are active throughout Germany (North Rhine Westphalia, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) and are connected with diverse nationalist organizations. The leader of the NS-group has been known to criminal prosecutors since the 1990s. At that time he worked as a hired informant for the internal secret service of the federal republic (Verfassungsschutz/VS). Current foreign activities of the NS provocateur are under the jurisdiction of the Bundesnachrichtendienst (federal intelligence service or BND). The foreign activities of German rightwing extremists are accompanied by neo-nazi terrorist activities in the federal republic. Broad circles of the political establishment are now prepared to adopt positions which, previously, had been considered rightwing extreme. more…

BERLIN/WASHINGTON (Own Report) |

BERLIN/WASHINGTON (Own Report) The new US administration intends to continue to obstruct the admission of the German Federal Republic as an equal member into the UN Security Council and makes any compromise contingent upon German contributions for international warfare. US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, claims that Berlin is seen as a ,,self-appointed"UN contender, who can only be considered in return for further contributions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkans. Berlin's semi-official foreign policy institutions suggest acceptance of that offer which should be viewed as a reciprocal transaction. In order to discuss the controversial sharing of war costs on a ,,global"scale, the ,,Centrum fuer angewandte Politikforschung"(CAP - center for applied policy) serves as the sponsor of a ,,meeting of the most important protagonists from policy and think tanks (...) outside of the public media." more…

Fusion

BERLIN/TRIPOLIS |

BERLIN/TRIPOLIS The German energy company, Winterhall AG, wants to reduce German dependence on supply from the Russian federation by cooperating more closely in the natural gas sector with the Libyan National Oil Company (NOC). Libya's rapprochement, which began during the second half of the 1990s, leads to further demands by Berlin's foreign and economic policy makers. German industry and financial associations are announcing a ,,financial conference for the North African and Middle East region", which is to address ,,operative inquiries"concerning ,,export and investment plans in that region."The German economic expansion is to be coordinated with military policy plans. Since the corresponding markets ,,are partially burdened with specific security risks", it is indicated that the event ,,will be conducted in direct cooperation with the Munich conference for security policy."The annual conference serves to coordinate the security and defense plans of the western industrial states. more…