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Europe “The starry heavens above me…”* A plea for awareness and peace

... de-academic.com Located on the imperial border, Nimmersatt was the former German Empire’s most northeastern spot and was last in German hands in 1945.[1] Like Nimmersatt, there are many seemingly vanished places and landscapes in historic eastern Germany. But they have for the most part disappeared. These places bear witness to the fact that many Germans, consciously or unconsciously, are still deeply rooted in these seemingly vanished landscapes. The German soul is closely connected with the ...

26.01.2023 17:44:48

The Thrill of Amber – Germany’s Historical East – A Plea for Humanity

... dearest father, …. We were going to go out and, all of a sudden, planes came and – rum, rum – the bombs fell without any alarm. And from then on things became very unsettled and we heard the very loud artillery fire. …. and wanted to go back to Germany, because it was high time. Sunday afternoon we tried to get on a steamer, but we were always shot at…. That night we took an icebreaker to Pillau, for it was very quiet. In the morning we arrived in Pillau and immediately got on a large freighter,...

12.07.2022 17:17:26

The Eurasian Economic Union is already becoming an important pole in Greater Eurasia

... was held. The event was organized by the Eurasian Sector, CCEIS, Higher School of Economics. The moderator of the discussion was the head of the sector Yuri Kofner.Representatives from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Thailand and Germany took part in the event (either physically or by video bridge); as well as from such universities as: HSE, MGIMO, Moscow State University, Ludwig-Maximilian University (Munich), KFU and Orenburg State University. The discussions were conducted  ...

22.10.2017 00:23:34

A right-wing party in the new German government

The reasons to vote for right-wing AfD are the problems, not the AfD itself. On one hand, the elections to the Bundestag on September 24 2017 in Germany were somewhat boring. The programmes of the parties in charge and designated parties, CDU and SPD, look similar. Too gibberish and far from facts were the appearances of Martin Schulz, designated candidate for chancellor of the social SPD. Too ...

09.10.2017 13:12:57

EU - EAEU: the perspective from Berlin

... steps towards continental cooperation and the creation of a common economic space from Lisbon to Vladivostok (L2V).Referring to SCHNEIDR GROUP’s „Lisbon-to-Vladivostok (L2V)” position paper one needs to stress the major economic benefits for Germany, but more broadly for the EU, of restoring close economic cooperation with Russia and the EAEU.The resumption of contacts also at EU level would greatly help moving forward the L2V goal, the establishment of a common economic space between the ...

04.09.2017 10:09:43

Angela Merkel, do not harm Afghans

... scores the incident indicates that how far is to reach a peaceful deal and how well-built the above said terrorist networks have become honestly saying it is not a surprise at least for me as it has been for German military strategists, I was aware that Germany will face the music one day, long before all through my stay in Germany I had expressed my concerns with German authorities specially during a meeting with san official of the German defense ministry I addressed that German assets especially the ...

22.11.2016 14:56:00

Considerations on the role of the ‘Other’ in foreign policy – the cases of Germany, Poland and Lithuania vis-à-vis Russia

... have bumped into a very interesting article by Marco Siddi dealing with the concept of identity building in international relations, an important branch of constructivist research theory. More specifically, the paper tried to give an explanation of why Germany, Lithuania and Poland have developed determinate national identities, and consequent policies, as a result of a process of confrontation with the image of an ‘other’, in this case Russia. The author debates that, even though all three ...

30.11.2015 11:21:00

EU Impaired by Greek Deal

... another debtor will refuse to continue and will opt for its own route outside the Eurozone. German Hegemony The negotiations in Brussels this past weekend highlight the division growing in Europe. The regional north-south divide remains strong, however Germany's extremely demanding position has threatened to split the traditional Franco-German alliance. In previous iterations of the crisis, in 2010 and 2011, or in 2013, cooperation between Paris and Berlin was imperative for the EU to move forward....

15.07.2015 17:39:00

The Future of the Eurasian Union: Views of the EU Experts

... at the German Foreign Office, the EU is expected to change its strategy in Central Asia as a response to the EAEC’s enlargement. Performing a reality check and viewing Kazakhstan as “an anchor of stability” in Central Asian region, Germany is going to be an important advocate of such approach. Citing their president Nazarbaev’s message “Road to the Future”[3], Kazakhstan’s representatives reminded to the assembly “the years to come will be a period ...

20.12.2014 01:56:00

Germany, Europe and Russia: Walls Instead of Bridges

... unveils, unsurprisingly, that there might not be anymore physical walls marking the ideal division of the countries in the continent, but undoubtedly a palpable invisible barrier is still present. In this article I will delve into the role played by Germany, currently the most influential country of the EU, in the international crisis with the Russian Federation, trying to outline a picture of the current issue. The celebration ceremony is the best starting point, and it was marked by the evident ...

17.11.2014 18:41:00

German society and Its Reaction on Crisis in Ukraine

... towards Russia is even more provoking, 60% respondents think that sanctions were sufficient; 34% respondents - the sanktions were and are needless. There is one more frustrating result of FAZ´ polling among German inhabitants. 15% respondents in Germany are satisfied with German-Russian relation, 76% respondents consider the relationship between both countries as disturbed and in troubles. The number of German inhabitants wishing and searching close relation to Russia goes down. Currently, there ...

25.04.2014 00:08:00

The future of EU-Ukraine-Russian Relation

In March18, 2014 in Berlin has been presented four scenarios of EU-Ukrainian relation that were developed by a team of 26 civil societies experts, academics and state workers across Ukraine. The event supported by European Council of Foreign Relation www.ecfr.eu and Friedrich-Ebert Foundation www.fes.de and opened a discussion of perspectives, difficulties and trends in modern Ukraine after 2013-2014 Euromaidan revolution. The experts´ team worked since November, 2013 and up to January, 2014...

27.03.2014 14:44:00

A Political Chernobyl

Although German politicians sighed with relief an agreement on the settlement of crisis in Ukraine, this sense of relief is long gone. Germany saw in the agreement of February 21, 2014 a glimmer of hope and a potential opportunity to settle the conflict and legitimize the country’s new government after an election. According to Germany’s foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier,...

06.03.2014 16:01:00

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