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Germany elects anti-Trump former FM as president

Germany elects anti-Trump former FM as president

Newly-elected German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (2nd R) is congratulated by German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel after the presidential election at the Bundesversammlung federal assembly Bundestag (lower house of parliament)on February 12, 2017 in Berlin. (Photo by AFP) Former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, known for his fierce opposition to US President Donald […]

Germany Reels with Financial Burden from US Buildup

Germany Reels with Financial Burden from US Buildup

Sputnik: The US army’s recent deployment to Eastern Europe via the north German port of Bremerhaven, the largest shipment of military equipment from the US to Europe since the Cold War, is a financial, legal and political burden on Germany, retired German Army Lieutenant Colonel Jochen Scholz told Sputnik.

NEO – The Euro Is Murdering Europe

NEO – The Euro Is Murdering Europe

The Euro is murdering the nations and economies of the EU quite literally. Since the fixed currency regime came into effect, replacing national currencies in transactions in 2002, the fixed exchange rate regime has devastated industry in the periphery states of the 19 Euro members, while giving disproportionate benefit to Germany.

Too Little Too Late for Merkel: Germany Begins Roundup of Erdogan Terror Cells

Too Little Too Late for Merkel: Germany Begins Roundup of Erdogan Terror Cells

German police have carried out a large-scale operation targeting Islamists across ten German federal states, the country’s Interior Ministry (Bundesministeriums des Innern) reported on Tuesday. The raids took place in 60 cities, including capital Berlin. According to the German media, police have searched offices and mosques believed to have links to the Islamist missionary network ‘The […]

Germany to pour cash into mass surveillance

Germany to pour cash into mass surveillance

Germany’s spies will be working with significantly increased resources next year, if a budget report leaked to three media outlets is approved. The federal domestic intelligence agency, the Verfassungsschutz (BfV) is bidding for an 18-percent budget boost in 2017, up to 307 million euros ($345 million), while the foreign intelligence agency BND will get a 12-percent rise to 808 million euros, according to a report released Thursday by the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” along with public broadcasters NDR and WDR.

German Police: Reform of Policies and single judicial system across Europe after Hundreds of leads on possible terrorists among refugees

German Police: Reform of Policies and single judicial system across Europe after Hundreds of leads on possible terrorists among refugees

Germany’s Federal Criminal Police says hundreds of refugees in the country might be linked to terrorism. Officials, however, do not want a “general suspicion” tag to be applied, despite recent attacks by migrants. The number of migrants under suspicion of links to terrorism as well as the amount of investigations against potential terrorists in their […]

Report: Germany Spied on over 2,000 EU, NATO Missions before 2013

Report: Germany Spied on over 2,000 EU, NATO Missions before 2013

My VT colleague Michael Shrimpton has warned us about the BND many times, his book Spyhunter contains much information about the nefarious activities of the BND, for instance. Here we have a piece of evidence that the erstwhile Mr.  Shrimpton may well be correct in his assertions about the German intelligence agency. Furthermore, we have […]

Germany Excludes Entry of Ukraine Into EU in the Near Future

Germany Excludes Entry of Ukraine Into EU in the Near Future

The German Foreign Ministry stated that Ukraine should not expect a quick accession to the EU. Earlier in April, Dutch voters opposed the EU’s association agreement with Ukraine at a referendum. Representative of the German Foreign Ministry stated the process of Ukraine’s accession to the EU is unlikely to start in the near future. “We don’t consider the issue of EU accession […]

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