US ambassador accuses Germany of ‘eroding’ NATO solidarity

By |maj 14th, 2020|Germany, Heiko Maas, Nato, News, nuclear weapons, Richard Grenell, SPD, transatlantic relations, USA|

In an op-ed published this morning (14 May) in the German newspaper Die Welt, US ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell had strong words for the country’s leadership regarding its NATO commitments. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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SPD leadership reignites German debate on US nuclear weapons

By |maj 6th, 2020|defence, Heiko Maas, Nato, News, Norbert Walter-Borjans, nuclear deterrence, nuclear weapons, Rolf Mützenich, SPD, transatlantic alliance, United States|

Germany should "exclude the stationing of US nuclear weapons in the future," Rolf Mützenich, the leader of the Social Democrats (SPD) in the Bundestag, has demanded. Foreign minister Heiko Maas has hit back, but other Socialist politicians intend to question Germany's role in NATO's nuclear strategy.

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Expert : Germany could use EU presidency to shape EU-China relations

By |marec 11th, 2020|5G, Berlin, China, Deutschland, EU, EU Council Presidency, European Commission, geopolitics, Geopolitik, Germany, Heiko Maas, Huawei, News, Ursula von der Leyen, USA|

In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, director of the Asia programme of the European Council of Foreign Relations, Dr Janka Oertel, described how Germany could play a pivotal role in changing the EU's relations with China and might even force the excl...

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Nuclear arms control treaty set for review as divisions over non-proliferation mount

By |februar 27th, 2020|arms control, China, Germany, Heiko Maas, INF Treaty, Iran, News, NPT Treaty, nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear weapons, Russia, UN Security Council, United Nations, United States|

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in March, the United Nations is preparing to review the accord amid growing signs that divisions and distrust are rife among countries that possess nucl...

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EU to deploy new military mission to enforce Libya arms embargo

By |februar 17th, 2020|Berlin Libya Conference, foreign affairs council, Heiko Maas, Josep Borrell, Libya, News, UN arms embargo|

EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday (17 February), after Austria lifted its veto, to deploy a combined aerial and naval mission, with a terrestrial component, and enforce a porous UN arms embargo in and around war-torn Libya.

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In Munich, diplomats reaffirm push for peace in Libya

By |februar 16th, 2020|Berlin Libya Conference, Germany, Heiko Maas, Libya, MSC2020, Munich security conference, News, UN arms embargo, United Nations|

A month after the Berlin Libya conference, participants at follow-up talks on Sunday (16 February) reaffirmed their commitment to secure the ceasefire. Meanwhile, Europeans discuss how to monitor the UN arms embargo against the war-torn North African c...

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Germany launches ‘Green Central Asia’ initiative

By |januar 28th, 2020|Afghanistan, Central Asia, Climate Change, EU strategy for Central Asia, European Green Deal, Heiko Maas, Josep Borrell, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, News, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, water resources|

A high-level ministerial conference in Berlin launched on Tuesday (28 January) the ‘Green Central Asia’ initiative, intended to support regional integration between the five Central Asian countries and Afghanistan. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who hosted the conference, stressed that...

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EU willing to maintain Iran nuclear deal, risking rift with the US

By |januar 11th, 2020|#jcpoa, Donald Trump, Heiko Maas, Iran, Iran nuclear deal, Iran sanctions, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Jens Stoltenberg, Josep Borrell, News, Soleimani, United States|

With the prospects of a potential US-Iran war fading, EU foreign minister during an emergency session on Friday (10 January), said they are willing to maintain the Iran nuclear deal as long as Tehran fulfils its commitments in order to achieve it.

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Germany warns of ‘second Syria’ as EU hosts Libya PM

By |januar 9th, 2020|Heiko Maas, Lybia, News, Turkey|

EU leaders met the head of Libya's UN-recognised government Wednesday (8 January) as they scramble to contain the escalating crisis there, with Germany warning the country could deteriorate into a "second Syria".

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Europeans brace for fallout from Soleimani killing

By |januar 6th, 2020|#jcpoa, Heiko Maas, Iran, Iran nuclear deal, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Jens Stoltenberg, Josep Borrell, Mohammed Javad Zarif, Nato, News, Soleimani, United States|

Fearing the fallout from the killing of Iran's General Soleimani, Europeans on Sunday (5 January) called to de-escalate the crisis which threatens to collapse the landmark 2015 nuclear deal and puts NATO's training mission in Iraq in jeopardy.

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