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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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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Merkel backs defence minister in scandal on racism in military

By |maj 3rd, 2017|Agnieszka Brugger, Angela Merkel, Bundeswehr, Die Welt, Germany, Jews, Martin Schulz, Muslims, News, Racism, Refugees, right-wing extremism, Ursula von der Leyen|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel fully backs her defence minister over her handling of a scandal about far-right sympathisers in the military, her spokesman said on Wednesday (3 May), after the arrest of an officer suspected of planning a racially motiv...

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