Category Archives: News

German Election Results 2021

Germany Elections Centre Left Claim Victory

Germany Elections Centre Left Claim Victory BBC News, Berlin By Paul Kirby German federal election 2021 Olaf Scholz of Germany’s Social Democratic Party: “Many voters… wanted a change in government” Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have claimed victory in the federal election, telling the party of outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel it should no longer be

Read More

Germany and France voice Nato Crack

Cracks In NATO?

Cracks In NATO? France Says Crisis Over AUKUS To Affect NATO ‘Ties’; Germany Proposes New EU Task Force By Sputnik   September 19, 2021 France will discuss the new NATO strategic concept bearing in mind the crisis in its relations with the United States, which formed a new strategic partnership with the UK and Australia behind its

Read More

I’ll make Britain great again

‘I’ll make Britain great again’, PM Johnson says, echoing Trump Guy Faulconbridge, Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson promised on Thursday that Brexit would make Britain the greatest place on earth, echoing the patriotic rhetoric of U.S. President Donald Trump in his first speech to parliament as prime minister. Johnson, who was hailed by the

Read More

NATO HQ in Brussel

Why NATO Needs to Go

by Nicolas J S Davies, Medea Benjamin  Published: February 24, 2021 After three quarters of a century, it’s clear the alliance has done much more harm than good. On transatlantic relations in general, majorities in most European countries see the U.S. political system as broken and their own countries’ politics as in healthier shape. Fifty-nine percent of Europeans

Read More

Russia ready for dialogue with NATO

Russia ready for dialogue with NATO if it improves security in Europe senior diplomat Published: 30 JAN, 2021, 18:35 Russia is ready for dialogue with NATO if that helps improve security in Europe, but so far there is no positive agenda with the alliance, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko ATHENS, January 30. /TASS/.

Read More

Putin signs law allowing him 2 more terms as Russia’s leader

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law allowing him to potentially hold power until 2036, a move that formalizes constitutional changes endorsed in last year’s popular vote By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press   Published: 6 April 2021, 06:45 MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law allowing him to potentially hold onto power until

Read More

Russia-Europe Relations Depend on Moscow Confronting the Past

By JUDY DEMPSEY   Published: June 24, 2021 A defining feature of Russia’s leadership is the refusal to deal with the country’s Stalinist past. Until the Kremlin stops whitewashing history, a politically stable relationship between Europe and Russia cannot exist. To mark the eightieth anniversary of Nazi Germany’s attack on the Soviet Union, Russian President Vladimir Putin

Read More

Russia-Europe Relations Depend on Moscow Confronting the Past

Russia-Europe Relations Depend on Moscow Confronting the Past By JUDY DEMPSEY   Published: June 24, 2021 A defining feature of Russia’s leadership is the refusal to deal with the country’s Stalinist past. Until the Kremlin stops whitewashing history, a politically stable relationship between Europe and Russia cannot exist. To mark the eightieth anniversary of Nazi Germany’s attack

Read More