BERLIN/MADRID | | usamexikobrasilien

BERLIN/MADRID The European Union wishes to intensify its economic and political relations with Latin America and the Caribbean region. The German federal government and parliament had previously pressed for the common strategic policy, agreed under the German presidency of the EU in 1999 to be advanced and to overcome the opposition to it in various EU member states. US analysts saw in this co-operation a new ,,solidarity"or ,,common front"against Washington's interests in the region. more…

In an open letter to the Polish prime minister, Leszek Miller, and the German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, two prominent New World Order journalists in Poland, Adam Krzeminski and Adam Michnik, have used the front page of their own newspaper to call for a museum of expulsion to be opened in the Western Polish city of Wroclaw and not in Berlin. Wroclaw had the advantage over Berlin, they said, because neither the Germans nor the Poles would be presented only as victims. Instead, it would document the expulsions of various nationalities from Pomerania, Silesia, the Sudetenland, the Ukraine and elsewhere. The museum would also be ,,a symbol for a new beginning in Europe". The two authors add that Stalin's purpose in driving Poland Westwards was to divide Poles and Germans for ever but that this had failed: after a period of hatred, the two nations had grown closer together. more…

The German Chancellor has held a working dinner with the president of the European Commission in order to plead his case for special treatment for German industry against the demands of the Commission's policy. Schröder said he did not want to adopt a confrontational strategy but at the same time there were important interests to be defended. more…

| bosnien-herzegowina

The European empire is acquiring colonies fast. Currently engaged in negotiations with Nato in order to take over the running of Macedonia, the EU has acquired de facto control of Bosnia & Herzegovina to the extent that the new High Representative, Lord Ashdown, has appointed a German and a French deputy but no American. This is the first time there has not been a US deputy in the body which governs Bosnia. It means that the ,,big three"EU states are now in control of the former Yugoslav territory. more…

The EU is trying to buy off rising Polish opposition to joining the EU. He has said it will give 2.6 billion euros to ,,the Polish countryside"for ,,development aid"during the first three years of Poland's EU membership. It remains, however, determined to limit the level of agricultural subsidy paid to Polish farmers to 25% of what their colleagues are paid in the rest of the EU. [Radio Free Europe Newsline, 17th April 2002] This plan can only have one purpose: to eradicate Polish agriculture by driving Polish farmers out of business while keeping French, Spanish, British and German ones cushioned with subsidies. Poland will thus be turned into even more of a desert than it is already, at which point big Dutch and German agri-businesses will be able to move in and buy up the by then worthless land. European Foundation Intelligence Digest Issue No. 140, 18th April 2002 more…

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The foreign minister of Austria, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, has delivered a sharp reprimand to an apparently conciliatory remark made by the Commissar for enlargement, Günther Verheugen, about the relationship between the Benes( decrees and Czech admission to the EU. Verheugen had earlier falsely told the European Parliament that the Czech government had agreed to rescind the Benes( decrees if it found them incompatible with EU law: no such undertaking had been given and the Czech Prime Minister slapped Verheugen down sharply. Verheugen then went to Prague and said that the Benes( decrees were all in the past, that they had no judicial force any more, and therefore they should not become an issue in negotiations between the Czech Republic and the EU. more…

Berlin |

Berlin Sixty years on, the Germans seem determined to reopen the argument over what happened when millions of them were driven out of Central Europe in 1945. Perhaps the Germans feel that they have listened enough since the war to tales about how horrible they were to everyone else and now they want to turn the tables. At any rate, following what seemed like a minor row between the Czech prime minister on an electioneering roll and the Austrian and German government, the Germans are now determined - with their usual grim thoroughness - to take the argument one step further and open a ,,Centre for Expulsion", whose aim would be to study the various bouts of ethnic cleansing which have afflicted Europe and the world in general, but especially the expulsion of some 15 million Germans after the war. more…

Chancellor Schröder is determined to resist pressure from the European Commission in Brussels to change the ownership structure of the Volkswagen car plant. Brussels wants the state of Lower Saxony, the state of which Schröder used to be prime minister, to cease being the privileged shareholder in VW. more…

MUNICH (Own report) | | spaniengrossbritannien

MUNICH (Own report) The ,,International Institute for Nationality Rights and Regionalism", a well known front organisation for German foreign policy, can see good opportunities for the further extension of ethnic concepts in Europe. At its most recent conference the institute maintained that ethnic conflicts were smouldering in the nation states of France, Spain and Ireland, which could be pacified by ,,Ethnic Group Law". more…

The social affairs minister of the German federal state of Brandenburg has suggested that his state be reunited with the federal state of Berlin and that the new entity be called ,,Prussia". The suggestion has caused a stir in Germany. more…