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Analyses | | Rafał Bajczuk, Konrad Popławski

Following Germany’s decision to cease using nuclear energy, coal’s share in electricity production has increased again. Whereas in 2010 coal was used to produce 41.8% of electric energy in Germany, in 2011 its share grew to 43.1%. Given…

Analyses | | Artur Ciechanowicz

The Institute of Contemporary History in Munich (IfZ) has published a report entitled ‘Activists with a past’ on the Nazi past of the first activists of the Federation of Expellees (BdV), which was established in 1957. Historians’…

Analyses | | Anna Kwiatkowska-Drożdż, Witold Rodkiewicz

The 14th German-Russian intergovernmental consultations took place in Moscow on 16 November. The meeting had originally been scheduled for October, but it was delayed due to the ongoing cooling of political relations between Berlin and…

Analyses | | Konrad Popławski

On November 12, the German company Bosch announced that it intended to withdraw from the Desertec project as a technological partner. This follows the announcement by Siemens, one of the main initiators of the project, to sell off its…

Analyses | | Kamil Frymark

Chancellor Angela Merkel met for the second time with the prime ministers of the federal states to discuss the coordination of the German Energy Transformation (Energiewende) on 2 November. The third meeting has been scheduled for 21…