Category Archives: Germany

Will the EU Shake off Its Lethargy Over the Protracted Conflicts in the Black Sea Region? (Part One)

Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 18 Issue: 121 By: Vladimir Socor Romania’s minister of foreign affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, is spearheading an initiative within the European Union to involve the EU in the management and eventual resolution of the protracted conflicts in the wider Black Sea region. Ten other EU member states (Portugal, Sweden and eight Central-Eastern European countries) co-sponsored Romania’s

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Germany’s Laschet threatens Russia with shutting down Nord Stream 2 if it harms Ukraine

If Russia again commits aggressive actions against Ukraine, then Germany will take measures at the national level and advocate penalties from the entire European Union The head of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), candidate for Chancellor of Germany Armin Laschet warned Russia about sanctions, which might include total closure of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in case of harm or

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Joint Statement of the US and Germany on Support for Ukraine, European Energy Security, and our Climate Goals

The United States and Germany are steadfast in their support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence, and chosen European path. We recommit ourselves today to push back against Russian aggression and malign activities in Ukraine and beyond. The United States pledges to support Germany’s and France’s efforts to bring peace to eastern Ukraine via the Normandy Format. Germany will intensify

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Poland wins EU court appeal to limit Gazprom’s use of OPAL gas pipeline

Russian gas giant Gazprom has received a new blow in the European gas market, which left the Russian company without a third of the capacity of its key pipeline to the EU. The European Court of Justice rejected Germany’s appeal and supported Poland’s position to limit Gazprom’s allowed capacity of the OPAL gas pipeline, which connects Nord Stream 1 with

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Boris brushes aside Angela Merkel’s ‘grave concern’ about the number of fans attending Euro 2020 games at Wembley

Angela Merkel has expressed ‘grave concern’ over number of fans at Wembley German Chancellor said far fewer fans were allowed to attend games in Munich Boris Johnson insisted games taking place in ‘careful and controlled manner’  Angela Merkel today expressed her ‘grave concern’ at the number of football fans allowed to attend Euro 2020 games at Wembley Stadium. The German

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England 2-0 Krauts

England ended a 55-year wait for a knockout tie victory over Germany to reach the quarter-finals of the European Championship in front of more than 40,000 fans at Wembley. Raheem Sterling put England in front in the 75th minute when he placed Luke Shaw’s cross into the bottom right corner, sparking delirious celebrations in London. Captain Harry Kane made sure

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German Ambassador: NATO MAP would not have saved Ukraine from occupation of Crimea

According to Anka Feldhusen, Germany does not consider itself guilty of what happened in Ukraine in 2014 German Ambassador to Ukraine Anka Feldhusen is confident that providing Ukraine with a NATO Membership Action Plan would not prevent Russia from occupying Crimea. The head of the German diplomatic mission said this in an interview with ZN.UA, commenting on the claims of

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EU Must Seek ‘Direct Contact’ With Putin: Merkel

The European Union should seek direct talks with President Vladimir Putin even as it stands together against “provocations” from Russia, said Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday. “In my opinion, we as the European Union must also seek direct contact with Russia and the Russian president,” she told parliament. “It is not enough for the American president to talk to

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Germany is a Bad Ally

Biden and Blinken may associate acquiescence to Berlin with sophisticated diplomacy and may assume that Germany stands for the same values as the United States, but this would be a mistake. Simply put, Germany is neither a good ally nor does its leadership share the same liberal, democratic worldview as the United States. by Michael Rubin When Russia’s Gazprom and

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Germany Blocks Incoming Russian Flights in Tit-For-Tat Action

Germany has blocked flights operated by Russian airlines from arriving in its territory in tit-for-tat action after Moscow failed to provide authorizations for Lufthansa, the transport ministry said Wednesday, amid tensions over Belarus. Two Russia-bound Lufthansa flights that were due to depart earlier Wednesday from Germany had to be canceled because Russian authorities did not provide the necessary permits for

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A Green chancellor (yes, a Green chancellor) will keep Germany and Europe safe

Op-Ed by Roderick Kefferpütz Kermit the Frog put it best when he sang: “It’s not easy being green.” Greens have often been overlooked and undervalued, to say the least. Today, however, this is no longer the case. In Germany, the Greens are dominating the political landscape. For the first time in history, the party has put forward a chancellor candidate.

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German Foreign Minister urged Russia to return to dialogue with the European Union

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that Russia should abandon its confrontational course with the European Union and return to dialogue. He said this before the start of the meeting of the foreign ministers of the EU countries in Brussels on Monday, May 10, writes Deutsche Welle . Maas said recent sanctions against eight European officials, including European Parliament President David Sassoli and European

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Annalena Baerbock’s message to America: She’s in sync with Biden

New Atlanticist by Daniel Malloy How dramatic a shift would a Greens-led German government be for the US-Germany alliance? As Annalena Baerbock tells it, her Alliance 90/The Greens party would be aligned with the Biden administration on a slew of issues—despite its anti-establishment past. And that includes a tough line on Russia and China.  Baerbock, age forty, is the Greens’

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Nord Stream 2: Construction suspended over lawsuit filed by German environmentalists

The German environmental non-governmental organization (NABU) has filed a lawsuit with the Hamburg Administrative Court against the construction of the gas pipeline The German environmental non-governmental organization (NABU) has filed a lawsuit with the Hamburg Administrative Court against the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. This is reported on the website of this organization.  “NABU today filed a

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Germany’s defense minister reportedly opposes arms supplies to Ukraine

Kyiv had allegedly asked from Berlin a number of old corvettes and anti-ship missile warheads. Against the background of the recent escalation with Russia, Ukraine has reportedly turned to Germany for weaponry to strengthen coastal defenses. That’s according to DW referring to a report by Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAS). The journalists saw the list of requests reportedly sent by

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German Chancellor candidate does not see Ukraine in NATO due to conflict with Russia

Baerbock believes that the most important thing now is to increase pressure on Russia to ensure compliance with the Minsk agreements. The candidate for the post of Federal Chancellor of Germany, Annalena Baerbock, considers it inappropriate to talk now about Ukraine’s membership in NATO because of the conflict with Russia. She said this in an interview with FAZ. “The message

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Merkel defends German/Russian pipeline construction

By DAVID RISING BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday defended her country’s ongoing cooperation with Russia on the building of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline amid growing criticism of Moscow’s treatment of opposition politician Alexei Navalny and aggression toward Ukraine. In an online appearance before the Council of Europe, Merkel noted that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline

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Germany’s FM believes Russian troops along Ukraine borders no reason to bury Nord Stream 2 – media

Rejecting the dubious gas pipe bypassing Ukraine will only “intensify” Russian aggression, Maas suggests. The aggravation of Russian aggression against Ukraine is not a reason for stopping the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. This was stated by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. In the top diplomat’s opinion, “this will not lead to changes in Russian behavior,” Die Welt

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Basil Kalymon: Nord Stream 2 and the Donbas

Truly one of the worst policy proposals that has emerged recently is a trade-off allowing the Nord Stream II pipeline to be completed in exchange for a Russian withdrawal from the Donbas. This idea, surfaced in an April 13 op-ed by Colin Cleary, a retired U.S. State Department official, is reminiscent of the Barack Obama era “reset” policy with Russia which led

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Macron, Merkel and Zelensky to discuss situation in Donbas without Putin

Leaders of the “Normandy Four” countries will soon hold talks on Donbas without the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports Dzerkalo Tyzhnia, citing a source in diplomatic circles. The interlocutor of the newspaper claims that the conversation of the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will take place this week. The leaders

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