Category Archives: Germany

Marie-Louise Beck: “Thinking in the key of guilt before Russia is too deep in German political memory”

The week spoke with Marieuise Beck, a former member of the Bundestag from the Soyuz 90 / Greens and co-founder of the German NGO Center for Liberal Modernity (Zentrum Liberale Moderne), about preserving historical memory, Germany’s historical responsibility to Ukraine and political aspects. . When you were a member of the Bundestag, you initiated round tables in Ukraine and Germany

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Merkel notes lack of progress in Minsk process

23:30, 19.02.21 – UNIAN Tough agenda is needed on Russia within the Trans-Atlantic community, the Chancellor stressed. One of the challenges the Trans-Atlantic community has to address is its relationship with Russia, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said, addressing this year’s virtual Munich Security Conference. “When it comes to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, we have not really made

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Nazis & Nord Stream 2

Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has a history of appeasing the Kremlin. In this, he follows in the footsteps of his political mentor, Gerhard Schroeder, who is Vladimir Putin’s overpaid toady and one of the West’s most morally reprehensible sellouts. But Steinmeier outdid himself in idiocy by justifying the building of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline because of guilt over the

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Steinmeier angered Ukraine with comment on gas project

Federal President Steinmeier’s comments on the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline caused anger in Ukraine. Their ambassador in Berlin, Melnyk, spoke in a statement of “questionable historical arguments” that were received in Kiev “with alienation and indignation”. Steinmeier had defended Nord Stream 2 in an interview with the argument that energy relations were almost the last remaining bridge between Russia

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Germany, Poland, Sweden to Expel Russian Diplomats in Tit-for-Tat Move

Germany, Sweden and Poland on Monday said they were each expelling a Russian diplomat, in retaliation for Moscow’s expulsion last week of their diplomats for allegedly taking part in protests in support of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. The three EU countries announced the tit-for-tat moves in coordinated statements, which come against a backdrop of mounting tensions with Russia. “Today the

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NAZIS against Ukraine

Immediately lift absurd Russia sanctions – especially in times of crisis! Dr. Robby Schlund, chairman of the German-Russian parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, calls for the absurd sanctions against the Russian Federation in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic to be lifted immediately and completely. You contradict the declarations of solidarity and the offer of support to fight COVID-19. This would

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Controversial oligarch Firtash allegedly opened illegal accounts through shady German bank

Fugitive Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash is at the heart of yet another international scandal, German media Stern and Capital reported on Jan. 27.  According to internal emails obtained by Stern and Capital, Firtash had a series of accounts in Wirecard, an insolvent German bank, whose top staff was arrested or implicated in criminal proceedings last year. German officials are investigating Firtash’s accounts for reported

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Russia expels European diplomats over Navalny protests

Russia has expelled three diplomats from Germany, Sweden and Poland for joining protests in support of opposition activist Alexei Navalny, who was jailed earlier this week. The Russian foreign ministry said the three took part in “illegal demonstrations” on 23 January. Sweden called the expulsion “totally unfounded” and denied its diplomat had participated in any demonstration. Mr Navalny is a

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EU disapproves US sanctions against Nord Stream 2, – Borrell

The chief EU diplomat is visiting Russia EU High Representative for Security Affairs Josep Borrell shared his negative view of the U.S. sanctions spreading on European companies, which were imposed agaist the construction of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The diplomat said so during his ongoing visit in Russia on February 4, as Interfax quoted him.  “It is obvious that

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Germany Offers Russia Support in Sputnik Vaccine Development – Merkel

Germany has offered Russia support in Moscow’s development of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday. Russian authorities said Wednesday they have applied for registration of Sputnik V in the European Union. “Beyond all the political differences that are currently large, we can nevertheless work together in a pandemic, in a humanitarian area,” Merkel told journalists. On Moscow’s application

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Germany regrets U.S. new sanctions against Nord Stream 2

German representative stated that Berlin’s opinion toward gas pipeline remains unchanged Germany regrets the decision of the U.S. to introduce sanctions against the Russian vessel involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as Reuters reported citing the Economy Ministry of Germany. “We’re taking note of the announcement with regret,” the Economy Ministry representative said. He reported

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In Germany, Russia-friendly Armin Laschet takes charge of Merkel’s party

German politician Armin Laschet, on Jan. 16, won the leadership nomination for the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, which has been in power since 2005. If CDU wins the federal election in September, Laschet will succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor of Germany. Laschet is known for his friendly attitude towards authoritarian regimes. Laschet has publicly backed Russia’s Nord Stream

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Russia bans entry to members of Germany’s security and intelligence agencies

The Kremlin has banned officials of the “German Defense Ministry’s security and intelligence agencies” entry to Russia. “According to the diplomatic principle of reciprocity, senior members of the German security and intelligence agencies that are part of the German Defense Ministry system have been placed on Russian no-entry list,” said the Russian Foreign Ministry in a statement. The decision relates to

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Turkish Foreign Minister confirms support for setting up Crimean Platform

22:30, 18.12.20 – UNIAN Çavuşoğlu reiterated Turkey’s non-recognition of Russia’s illegal annexation attempt targeting Crimea. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has confirmed his country’s support for the creation of the Crimean Platform to end Russia’s occupation of the Ukrainian peninsula. “We discussed and considered the issue of how we, together, can help Crimean Tatars. We expressed our support for the Crimean

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Berlin wants good relations with Russia, but does not forget about Ukraine, Navalny case – Merkel

Berlin wants good relations with Moscow, but such things as the situation around opposition leader Alexei Navalny and insufficient progress in resolving the situation in Ukraine cannot be ignored, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday. “On the one hand, we would like good strategic relations with Russia, but on the other hand, we are dealing with reality – the

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Putin warns of China’s, Germany’s strive for superpower status

According to the Russian leader, such a change in the political arena is caused by the USA’s diminishing influence President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin stated that China and Germany were heading for superpower status, Reuters reports. The president suggested that the role of the United States had faded, along with other countries such as Britain and France. Beijing

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German airport workers refuse to service Lukashenko’s plane

Lufthansa Technik employees refused to service the plane of the self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, reports the Belarusian news outlet Nasha Niva. It is noted that a Boeing 737 with registration number EW-001PA landed at Hamburg airport. After that, the local trade union issued a statement saying that the airliner belonged to “the same Lukashenko that gave the order

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Ex-German Leader Sues Outlet Over Navalny’s ‘Putin’s Errand Boy’ Claims

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has said he will sue a German magazine for defamation over poisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s comments that he is Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “errand boy” who receives “covert payments” from the Kremlin. Putin’s close friend Schroeder, 76, last week cast doubt on the Kremlin’s role in Navalny’s near-fatal poisoning with the nerve agent Novichok

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Gazprom considers Belarusian protests as threat to gas transit to Europe

The current political crisis in Belarus and uncertainty toward the further development of the situation also increases the risks of the political instability and complications in the relations between Russia and Belarus Russian multinational energy corporation Gazprom is concerned that the protests in Belarus put at risk the gas transit to Europe as RBK reported. “The political unrest in Belarus

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Tsikhanouskaya meets with Merkel, Alliance 90/The Greens, CDU/CSU lawmakers

After the meeting with Merkel, Tsikhanouskaya said that Germany, France and Russia might act as the mediators in talks between the Belarusian opposition and Alexander Lukashenko Leader of the Belarusian opposition Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya met Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and the MPs from the parliamentary factions Alliance 90/The Greens and CDU/CSU, as Deutsche Welle reported. Tsikhanouskaya stated during the talk

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