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Analyses | | Artur Ciechanowicz, Konrad Popławski
The German political elite not only continue to support specific actions taken by representatives of business circles but are also adding strategic political concepts to their activity. On the one hand, these concepts are aimed at…
Analyses | | Marta Zawilska-Florczuk
On 27 February, the Bundestag voted for the second aid package for Greece worth 130 billion euros. 496 of the 591 MPs voted in favour of Germany’s participation in the aid package, 90 voted against and 5 abstained from voting.…
Analyses | | Marta Zawilska-Florczuk
On 17 February German President Christian Wulff (CDU) handed in his resignation after the prosecutor's office of Lower Saxony had announced it would launch an investigation into accusations of graft in connection with befriended…
Analyses | | Anna Kwiatkowska-Drożdż, Konrad Popławski
On 8 February at the session of the Commission for European Union, Michael Link (FDP), secretary of state at the Foreign Ministry, acting on behalf of the German government ensured that the fiscal pact agreed on 30 January was still…
Analyses | | Anna Kwiatkowska-Drożdż, Konrad Mazur
The bill is now being consulted at the ministerial level. After that it will be subject to public consultation and a vote at parliament in the first half of 2012. The aim of the bill is to impose stricter regulations concerning the…
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
Germany and Kazakhstan entered into a partnership agreement “in the area of raw materials, industry and technology” on 8 February in Berlin. The agreement will enable German firms to explore and produce inter alia rare…
Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska
The defence ministers of NATO member states decided on 2 February in Brussels that the command centre of the missile defence system would be located at the Headquarters Allied Air Command Ramstein, Germany. The German defence…
Analyses | | Konrad Popławski
The cyclic German-French intergovernmental consultations took place in Paris on 6 February. Among the issues Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy and ministers from both cabinets were discussing were: the situation in Syria and Iran, the…
Analyses | | Konrad Popławski

During her visit to China (1–3 February), the German chancellor attempted to convince the Chinese government to become engaged in assistance for the eurozone. The German chancellor during her meetings with the prime minister and the…

Analyses | | Rafał Sadowski
On 29 January the CDU secretary general, Hermann Gröhe announced that the German Chancellor Angela Merkel would actively back Nicolas Sarkozy in his presidential campaign, which will include her participating in Sarkozy's electoral…