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Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska
The reform of the Bundeswehr is aimed at professionalising the army and strengthening it expeditionary profile. In parallel, in Germany it is being discussed where, when and how the Germany army should be deployed.
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The election for the parliament in Bremen held on 22 May was won by the SPD which has been in power in this state for 65 years. The election revealed the clear left-wing sympathies of the voters – left-wing parties extended the ranks…
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During a visit to Germany on 17-20 May, Moldova’s Prime Minister Vladimir Filat was able to obtain limited support from Chancellor Angela Merkel on the Transnistrian conflict. However, Merkel avoided supporting the Moldovan government…
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On 12 May, the German foreign ministry recognised the Libyan National Council as the legitimate partner for talks representing the Libyan people in relations with Germany and decided to open a liaison office in Benghazi. The office is…
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The expert commission announced its report on the safety of nuclear reactors in Germany on 17 May. In March this year, the government ordered the commission to carry out stress tests to check the level of safety of all nuclear…
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The liberal FDP party, which is a member of the federal government coalition, held a convention in Rostock on 13–15 May. As had been previously agreed, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle stepped down as president of the party. The…
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The Green Party/SPD coalition government was formally established on 12 May in Baden-Württemberg. Winfried Kretschmann was nominated prime minister, thus becoming the first representative of the Green Party to hold this post in German…
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On 5 May, the Polish-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce published the results of a questionnaire reflecting the popularity of Central and Eastern European countries as investment places. Poland was again ranked first before…
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On 29 April, officers from the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) detained three people in Dϋsseldorf and Bochum of Moroccan and Iranian origin, including two German citizens, suspected of Al-Qaeda membership and plotting a…