ANKARA (own report) | | tuerkei

ANKARA (own report) The university lecturer Necmit Hablemitoglu, author of several publications on German influence in Turkey, was shot on 18th December. The victim had accused the German Secret Sevice (BND) of subversive activities and had collected evidence of co-operation between the secret service and several German political institutes. The institutes maintain subsidiary activities in Turkey and are driving forward the ,,europeanisation"of the country. Hablemitoglu was to have appeared as principal prosecution witness in a case before the Turkish State Security Court, listed for December 26. more…

At its summit in Prague, NATO has decided that it will grant itself the right to intervene anywhere in the world. This underlines the alliance's change from defence to offence. more…

BERLIN | | jugoslawien

BERLIN The German UNO Administrator of Kosovo, Michael Steiner, demanded that the EU should take overall control of Kosovo from the UN within a few years. In his lecture at the Berlin Humboldt University, Steiner implicitly advocated that Kosovo should be separated from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. more…

BERLIN (Own report) |

BERLIN (Own report) The explosive German economic expansion, which began with the takeover of the DDR (East Germany) and led to twelve years of world-wide restructuring, has led the government into a severe financial crisis. The Federal government now plays down the fact that public coffers are short of some 30,000 million euros. The provincial government of Schleswig Holstein is bankrupt. German cities are now shutting down social services and the number of unemployed is rising further. more…

| tschechische-republik

The German Chancellor has visited Poland and said that he fully expects that country to be invited to become a member of the European Union, along with nine other new member states, at the forthcoming Copenhagen summit in December. However, the Chancellor refused to be drawn on whether or not Poland would be a net contributor to the EU budget. more…

Decades of peacenik education in Germany have been thrown into reverse gear by the announcement of a competition for German schoolchildren to write about the role of the German army. The national daily Die Welt announces the competition on its web site, adorned with a large iron cross. more…

LEIPZIG (Own report) | | frankreichgrossbritannien

LEIPZIG (Own report) Berlin Ministries are financing the penetration of the planning process in all European states. They are working on detailed projects for the ,,spatial development" of foreign territories. These studies are not only concerned with the traditional German sphere of influence on the eastern borders. They also take in western Europe including Great Britain and France. The cross border1) planning activity is discussed in a specialist periodical published by the ,,Institut fuer Laenderkunde" (IfL) in Leipzig. The institute is sponsored by the Berlin ,,Ministry for Traffic, Building and Housing". more…

COPENHAGEN (Own report) | | daenemark

COPENHAGEN (Own report) The leading official of the German-speaking minority in Denmark has called upon the Danish people to remember its National Socialist collaborators instead of reacting with ,,resentment"to everything German. With a clearly threatening undertone it was said that the Danes also had made ,,mistakes"which still remained to be worked out. These comments were published by a German minority newspaper in Denmark which is funded from Berlin with taxpayers' money. more…

| tschechische-republik

The European Parliament has held a special session to discuss the Benes decrees following the submission of a legal report favourable to the Czech position on the matter. German and Austrian MEPs demanded that the Czechs apologise for driving out Germans after the Second World War and that Prague make a statement distancing itself morally from the post-war settlement in Europe. Expellees' associations have attacked the legal opinion as incompatible with a ,,Europe of values and law". more…

ANDERNACH (Own report) |

ANDERNACH (Own report) The German military organisation for the conduct of psychological warfare is being centralised and given additional operationaltasks ,,against opponents". The psychological warfare unit ( ,,Psycho Truppe") of the Bundeswehr which consisted until now of around 750 soldiers ( ,,Bataillon Operative Information 950") is seeking a world-wide role in future wars and is recruiting (amongst others) radio technicians, video specialists, computer experts and print journalists. The Bataillon works together with organisations which are suspected of secret service contacts. more…