BERLIN/GROSNY/CHISINAU |

BERLIN/GROSNY/CHISINAU Berlin is obtaining economic and political access to the Russian semi-republic, Chechnya, and is thereby acquiring new influence in the Northern Caucasus. Russian President Putin finally acceded to German demands, put forth already last November by the SPD foreign policy expert, Gernot Erler. The measures, being taken on the southern border of the Russian Federation, fortify German positions in the whole of the Caucasus and supplement efforts undertaken by the German government to bind states to the EU, that had traditionally been in the Russian sphere of influence. Statements emanating from think tanks in Berlin nourish the suspicion that - following Georgia and the Ukraine - Moldava could become the next goal for direct German hegemonic assertion. more…

STUTTGART/OPOLE |

STUTTGART/OPOLE The ,,Institute for Foreign Relations"(Institut fuer Auslandsbeziehungen - ifa/Stuttgart-Berlin), financed by the Foreign Ministry, is assisting Germanization activists in Eastern Europe. The ,,ifa,"a mediating organization of German foreign policy, is active i. a. in Poland, where ,,ifa-assistants"are doing media work at the ,,Schlesisches Wochenblatt"(Silesian weekly journal). The weekly instructs interested Poles on how to acquire German passports, which will subordinate these foreign nationals to German dominion. The Germanization, organized according to blood-lineage, is based i. a. on the ,,Deutsche Volksliste"(the list drawn up by the Nazis of ethnic Germans living in Poland and elsewhere). Founder of the ,,Volksliste"was Heinrich Himmler, ,,Reichsfuhrer-SS and Reich Commissar for the Strengthening of Germandom."By its own account, the ,,Schlesisches Wochenblatt"is ,,the journal with the highest circulation in Poland, addressing itself predominantly to persons of German origin." more…

BERLIN/MADRID |

BERLIN/MADRID The extreme right-wing National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) has concluded a cooperation accord with the successors of Franco in Spain and is calling upon ,,other European nationalists"to affiliate themselves with the ,,Madrid-Berlin axis". The immediate objective is the foundation of a ,,European right-wing Party". Its concrete composition is still being debated among European fascists. According to the strategic plan of influential German right-wing extremists the ,,Europe Idea"of the Waffen-SS could possibly serve as the basis of an alliance. In the foreign legions of the Waffen-SS, the Nazi regime assembled ,,European volunteers"who were fighting, under German leadership (the ,,history laden central European factor of stability") for an ,,economic Greater Europe". more…

BRUSSELS |

BRUSSELS Berlin and Paris have come to an agreement with London concerning the future leadership structures for military operations by the European Union. Thus, within the military staff of the EU, the core for a ,,center of operations,"which is to serve as headquarters for independent EU military actions, shall be established. The smaller EU member states which are not participating in this agreement are to acquiesce with this arrangement. Legal impediments which are in opposition to military deployments in several countries, will be removed in the process of the formation of independent EU ,,battle groups."Meanwhile, the German Bertelsmann Foundation demands a further streamlining of the military EU leadership structures and the creation of an ,,EU security council." more…

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BERLIN/MOSCOW (Own report) |

BERLIN/MOSCOW (Own report) Deutsche Bank is calling on Moscow to nationalise most of its oil industry and is advising the Russian energy giant Gazprom on its expansion. Gazprom is preparing to take over almost all its Russian energy competitors. In addition Gazprom is planning further acquisitions in the East to finance which Deutsche Bank is offering its services. The German Russian Industry Association is aiming to monopolise European energy supplies and is putting the EU's ,,trade partner"in Moscow under pressure to comply. In order to finance these enormous undertakings the German Government is setting up a German industrial consortium consisting of companies like Aliianz, Siemens and Dresdner Bank. more…

BERLIN/PARIS (Own Report) |

BERLIN/PARIS (Own Report) Without parliamentary legitimacy, the governments of Germany and France are attempting to establish a common foreign policy apparatus. The purpose is to convert binational directions from Berlin and Paris and combine the hitherto separate diplomatic representation of both countries. The German-French endeavor would circumvent EU plans for a multi-national foreign policy with equal rights for all EU member states ( ,,Europe with one voice") and would aim at parallel organization of the core powers. In order to retain its leading position vis-à-vis France, Berlin would simultaneously exert influence on the collective foreign policy plans of the EU ( ,,European foreign service"). German foreign policy already operates extensively and independently in its Eastern European back yard and regulates the power struggles in Ukraine as well as Romania. more…