Tag: Germany

NEWS

European Rallies Urge End To Antisemitism As Pro-Palestinian Demonstrations Continue Worldwide

LONDON — Thousands of people were rallying in Berlin and London on Sunday to oppose antisemitism and support Israel, while demonstrations in support of Palestinians in besieged Gaza continued around the world. Some of those who gathered in front of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate carried Israeli flags or posters with photos of some of the more than 200 people seized by Hamas […]

NEWS

Poland Considering Sending Tanks To Ukraine Even Without Express German Approval

Poland’s prime minister said Monday that his country is building a coalition of nations ready to send German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine even if Germany does not give formal permission for such transfers. Mateusz Morawiecki told reporters that Poland will seek Germany’s permission but that asking for Berlin’s approval is of secondary importance. “We are constantly exerting pressure on […]

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Iran Rejects UN Investigation Into Protests

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman carried a gas mask in a reference to Germany’s alleged supply of chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq war as he denounced the UN investigation. Tehran, Iran – Iran has said it will not cooperate with a United Nations fact-finding mission on its response to ongoing anti-government demonstrations due to what it calls the investigation’s “political” nature. Tehran […]

BUSINESS

German-Owned Airline Eurowings Pulls Out Of The Caribbean

German-owned three-star low-cost airline, Eurowings, has canceled all its flights to the Caribbean. Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Tourism Authority, Dr. Jens Thraenhart, in confirming the departure of the German airline, said the news was communicated to the region last week. He said Eurowings reassigned the planes that were scheduled to come to the region to North America, which […]

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Germany Seizes Russian Energy Firm’s Subsidiaries

BERLIN — Berlin on Friday took control of the German operations of Russian oil firm Rosneft to secure energy supplies which have been disrupted after Moscow invaded Ukraine. Rosneft’s German subsidiaries, which account for about 12% of oil refining capacity in the country, were placed under the trusteeship of the Federal Network Agency, the economy ministry said in a statement. “The […]

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Germany Set To Spend $64.7 Billion As Inflation Shield

According to press reports, Germany is set to spend an additional 65 billion euros ($64.7 billion) to help customers and businesses offset the vagaries of soaring inflation. Chancellor Olaf Scholz made the announcement two days after Russia said it was suspending some gas deliveries indefinitely. The measures include a tax on energy companies, help to pay electricity bills, and a […]

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Putin Says Russia ‘Ready’ To Allow Ukraine Grain Exports

Kyiv has been unable to export grain supplies due to Russia’s invasion, which has sent global food prices soaring. Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the leaders of France and Germany that Moscow was “ready” to look for ways to ship grain stuck in Ukrainian ports but demanded the West first lift sanctions amid an escalating global food crisis. In […]

POLITICS

The U.S. And Germany Are At One On Ukraine Against Russia

According to a White House press statement, both President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany have committed to holding Russia accountable for its brutal actions in Ukraine. Both men reviewed their ongoing efforts to provide security assistance to the government of Ukraine and humanitarian aid to the millions of Ukrainians affected by the violence. President Biden […]

BUSINESS

Germany Energy Firm Backslides

One of Germany’s biggest energy firms has said it is preparing to buy Russian gas using a payment system that critics say will undermine EU sanctions. Uniper says it will pay in euros which will be converted into roubles, meeting a Kremlin demand for all transactions to be made in the Russian currency. Other European energy firms are reportedly preparing […]

POLITICS

Germany Takes Cautious Approach In Ukraine’s Support

Although many European countries such as the Netherlands and Denmark have pledged full support for Ukraine with pledges of cybersecurity or military assistance, Germany’s approach has been described at best as cautious. So far, Berlin has ruled out supplying Ukraine with defensive weapons and has restricted their help to a shipment of 5,000 helmets. That assistance has inspired memes on […]