No reaction needed until US troop withdrawal confirmed – German defence minister 

By |junij 9th, 2020|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Donald Trump, Germany, Nato, News, transatlantic relations, United States|

Germany's defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) insisted on Tuesday (9 June) that the government cannot speculate on the reported withdrawal of US troops from the country, as it has so far only seen the news report and has not been official...

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Armed drones contentious in German disarmament debate

By |maj 13th, 2020|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, armed drones, Bundeswehr, Disarmament, drones, European defence, Germany, Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, News|

Germany has reopened a controversial debate over whether its armed forces should be trusted to operate armed drones. While an agreement seems far off, the debate could soon get a European twist.

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Orbán seeks EPP backing for his absolute powers

By |april 2nd, 2020|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Authoritarianism, Donald Tusk, EPP, Fidesz, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Victor Orban|

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is seeking conservative support to remain within Europe's main centre-right political bloc despite concerns over his adoption of emergency powers to rule by decree.

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Berlin wants to open Franco-German arms projects for European partners

By |februar 14th, 2020|AKK, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, European defence, European Defence Fund, France, News|

Germany's defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Thursday (13 February) she is willing to open the current Franco-German arms projects to other European partners.

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Berlin wants to open Franco-German arms projects for European partners

By |februar 14th, 2020|AKK, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, European defence, European Defence Fund, France, News|

Germany's defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Thursday (13 February) she is willing to open the current Franco-German arms projects to other European partners.

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Auto tariff threat not mentioned in US talks: EU commissioner

By |januar 17th, 2020|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, car industry, car tariffs, Donald Trump, Germany, Iran nuclear deal, News, Phil Hogan, trade wars|

US threats to put tariffs on European autos did not come up during talks this week with American trade officials in Washington, EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan said Thursday (16 January).

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Merkel’s conservatives brace for stormy party congress

By |november 19th, 2019|AfD, Angela Merkel, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, CDU, CSU, german elections, German Greens, News|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right CDU braces for a tumultuous two-day party congress in Leipzig from Friday (22 November), with members smarting from recent local election drubbings and bickering over her successor.

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NATO slams Turkey over Syria, lukewarm reactions to German ‘safe zone’ proposal

By |oktober 25th, 2019|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Germany, Hulusi Akar, Jens Stoltenberg, Kurds, Mark Esper, Nato, News, safe zone, Syria, Turkey, United States, YPG|

NATO defence ministers on Thursday (24 October) denounced Turkey for its military incursion in Northeast Syria, but acknowledged there was little they could do to restrain their strategically important ally.

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US welcomes German security plan for Syria, unlikely to take part

By |oktober 23rd, 2019|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Germany, Kurds, Nato, News, safe zone, Syria, United States|

The United States and NATO cautiously welcomed on Wednesday (23 October) a German proposal for a security zone in northern Syria, though Washington's envoy to the alliance saying it should be for Europe to take charge and not US forces.

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AKK sworn in as new German defence minister

By |julij 24th, 2019|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Bundeswehr, burden sharing, defence, Nato, News|

CDU party chief Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has been sworn in as the new German defence minister before the Bundestag on Wednesday (24 July). In her first government statement, she emphasised Germany's reliability as a member of NATO.

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