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On 28 October, a report by historians who investigated the role of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the persecution and extermination of Jews between 1933 and 1945 was published. From the major conclusions of the study,…
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On 19 October, the German general prosecutor at a court in Munich accused eight people of supporting terrorist organisations through propagating Islamist contents in German on the internet. This is the second trial of a similar case,…
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The operator of the largest transmission network in Germany, RWE, announced in October that it is seeking an investor to finance the development of its transmission networks. This decision means that the largest domestic owner is less…
Analyses | | Łukasz Antas, Wojciech Konończuk
Rosneft’s takeover of shares in five German refineries is an element of the expansion of Russian firms into the EU oil market and will improve the security of Russian oil supplies to Germany.
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A summit of defence and foreign ministers from NATO member states took place on 14 October in Brussels. A draft of NATO’s new strategic concept was discussed during the meeting. The concept is to be adopted at NATO’s Lisbon summit on…
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On 18 and 19 October, Deauville, France saw the first trilateral meeting of the leaders of Russia, Germany and France since 2006. After a meeting a joint statement was issued, and the Russian president Dmitri Medvedev announced that…
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Chancellor Angela Merkel in her speech on 16 October at the congress of the Christian Democrat youth association, Junge Union, stated that the concept of a multicultural state had failed in Germany. The Christian Democrats had from…
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On 12 October Germany was elected a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC). An intensive campaign which has been conducted since 2006 across the world has enabled Germany to gain an advantage over its rivals, Portugal…
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Norbert Lammert, the speaker of the German parliament, on 8 October decided that the Office for the Stasi Archives should check how many agents the East German secret service had in the German parliament between 1949 and 1989. A…
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Chancellor Angela Merkel met on 9–10 October in Berlin with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The main subjects of the talks were the integration of Turks in Germany and the process of Turkey’s accession negotiations with…