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Analyses | | Marta Zawilska-Florczuk

The state elections accentuated the changes taking place on the German political scene: an erosion of traditional electorates and the growing attractiveness of the Green party for voters in the political centre. These changes will be…

Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska
The German government’s stance on Libya, namely abstaining from the vote on the UN Security Council’s resolution, and the decision that the Bundeswehr will not take part in the international intervention are linked primarily to its…
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On 21 March, Gazprom and the BASF group signed a memorandum on the German company Wintershall’s (a daughter company of BASF) participation in constructing the marine section of the South Stream gas pipeline. The association of another…
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Parliamentary elections were held on 20 March in Saxony-Anhalt, a federal state in the east of Germany. This was the second of the seven local elections schedule for 2011 in Germany. As forecasted, the election was won by the party…
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The three-month moratorium on the extension of the operation of nuclear reactors in Germany, which Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on 15 March, gave rise to a heated debate on its consequences. The owners of the reactors (RWE, E.ON…
Analyses | | Marta Zawilska-Florczuk
The temporary withdrawal from extending the period of operation of nuclear power plants is part of pre-election tactics.
Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska
The revolutions and power shifts in the countries of North Africa provide an opportunity for Germany to strengthen its position in the region and join France and Italy as an equal partner in creating the EU policy towards its Southern…
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On 27th-28th February Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan paid a visit to Germany. During a meeting with Turks living in Germany he presented a proposal on how they can obtain the ‘blue card’. The…
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On 1st March federal Minister of Defence Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg (CSU) gave up the his ministerial post and other political offices as a consequence of a media scandal related to his doctoral thesis being recognised as…
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On 23rd February the German government adopted a cybernetic security strategy. Germany plans an increased counteraction against cybernetic attacks of criminal, terrorist and intelligence origin. Germany is concerned about…