Senator Alexei Pushkov said that the competition of Germany and the United States due to the construction of the pipeline "Nord stream — 2" is an unprecedented situation, writes "Rossiyskaya Gazeta".
The rate of cooling of relations between Angela Merkel and Donald trump can be called the U.S. decision on the withdrawal of a dozen thousand American servicemen from the territory of Germany. The Senator is confident that protecting the "Nord stream — 2", Germany protects primarily itself.
Vladimir Zelensky after a long break, called Vladimir Putin. The sides discussed issues of implementation of agreements reached by leaders of 9 December 2019 in the framework of the "Norman format" and also welcomed the agreement on a full ceasefire in the Donbass in the framework of the Contact group — this information is available on the websites of both presidents.
The rest of the accents differ.
The self-proclaimed President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, in respect of which the charges for war crimes 1998-1999 the Special Prosecutor's office in the Hague reported receiving military equipment from the United States for the Kosovo security force.
The President of the breakaway Republic of Kosovo and the former field commander of the Albanian troops from the 13th to the 17th July daily spent six hours on interrogation in the Special court for crimes in Kosovo in the Hague. June 24, Special Prosecutor of the international court of justice (SPO) announced the charges against Thaci's war crimes in 1998-1999, during the conflict in Kosovo and Metohija. He promised to resign if the court then approves the indictment and start proceedings.
The United States all the forces prevented Russia to finish the construction "Nord stream — 2". Before laying the last section of congressmen endorsed the new restrictions. In response, the German authorities threatened to impose duties on liquefied gas from America. What will the war of sanctions — in the material RIA Novosti.
"Get out," asked Mike Pompeo to foreign participants of the project "Northern stream — 2". The Secretary of state announced that the restrictions will affect, and "Turkish stream". And those who disobey, expect big trouble.
Right German party "Alternative for Germany" (ADH) has filed complaints to the constitutional court of Germany on the government and Chancellor Angela Merkel because of their reaction to the vote in the Parliament of Thuringia.
As reported in the press service of ADG, party members Tino Chrupala and jörg Meuthen asked to consider them in an expedited manner to "immediately rectify violations of the law by the government and the Chancellor." Appeals in the procedure for institutional control in the constitutional law of Germany, which allows to control the observance of the basic law by the authorities.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that no regrets about concessions that were made in regard to the requirements of some countries to Fund the recovery of the EU, according to her, the country has reached "the painful but responsible" compromise.
In the night of Monday in Brussels ended a summit of EU leaders, which lasted since Friday. The leaders discussed the budget and the Fund for the recovery of the European economy from the crisis caused by the pandemic. The European Commission proposed 500 billion from the Fund to implement subsidies, 250 billion as loans. In the end, under the pressure of the "Thrifty four" - the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Austria - configuration of the Fund is different: 390 billion euros as subsidies, 360 billion as loans.
The European Council will continue to develop the mechanism for linking the issue of European funds the EU with respect to the principle of a legal state, is preparing appropriate legislation, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Earlier, the head of the European Council Charles Michel said the rule of law and European values, and climate challenges for the first time linked to the financing of the EU at the summit of Union leaders in Brussels. On the need for such a mechanism has been repeatedly stated in Berlin, Budapest and Warsaw criticize this idea. Namely Hungary and Poland, has repeatedly clashed with Brussels because of political differences, are the main addressees of this action.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed that the Fund recovery of the EU economy will amount to 750 billion euros, 390 of them in the form of grants, the grant funds will be tied to the reform process.
In the night of Monday in Brussels ended a summit of EU leaders, which lasted since Friday. The leaders discussed the budget and the Fund for the recovery of the European economy from the crisis caused by the pandemic. According to Merkel, the summit lasted "unusually long".
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the EU leaders at the talks in on Monday night reached a framework agreement, in its view, the final agreement could be reached today.
At the summit of EU leaders, which began last Friday, EU countries are trying to agree on a long-term financial framework of the Union (budget) and Fund project of recovery of the European economy, which could reach 750 billion euros in loans and grants.
Germany, Italy and France are ready to consider the imposition of sanctions for violating an arms embargo in Libya, said in a joint statement the leaders of the three countries, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and President of Emmanuel Macron respectively.
"We are ready to consider the imposition of sanctions in case of continued violations of the embargo at sea, on land or in the air," reads the statement released by the press service of the government of Germany.
Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a telephone conversation negatively evaluated the recent statements of Kiev about the need to revise the Minsk agreement on the Donbas, the press service of the Kremlin.
In addition, the two leaders reaffirmed the unambiguousness of the agreements reached in Minsk as the only basis for a settlement of the conflict in the East of Ukraine. According to Putin, the attempts of the Ukrainian authorities to distort the contents of the document counterproductive to be having.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated on his reelection as the President of Poland Andrzej Duda, and called for the deepening of relations between the two countries.
"I congratulate you on your re-election as Polish President, I wish you happiness and success in your responsible position," - said in a congratulatory telegram Merkel, the text of which is cited by the press service of the government of Germany.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel refused to answer the question, does she have the Prime Minister of Bavaria Marcus Sedere the potential to become a candidate for Chancellor in 2021, while noting that he considers it a very good head of the regional government.
"You know that I as Chancellor will not participate in the next elections (in 2021). This is the reason that I should observe special restraint in the matter of who will come after me, so can't in any way comment. I can only say that Bayern is a very good Prime Minister", - said Merkel at a press conference with Sedera, with whom she spent Tuesday meeting in Bavaria.
The requirements of the authorities of the breakaway Republic of Kosovo in the negotiations under the auspices of the EU are meaningless, said the President of Serbia Alexander Vucic.
On Friday, Vucic is on a visit to Paris, where he arrived to hold a video-conference on the question of Kosovo on the initiative of Germany, France and the EU. Upon arrival, he was familiarized with the demands of the Kosovo Albanian authorities.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel next week ahead of the summit of heads of state and government of the EU will hold bilateral meetings with Prime Ministers of Italy and Spain, said the Deputy official representative of the government of Germany Martin Fitz.
According to her, Merkel and Conte will give a press conference about 17.30 (18.30 GMT). On Tuesday Merkel will meet with the Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez.
The Saga of building the "Nord stream — 2" is nearing its logical end, and the plot thickens: defense Minister of Germany has to answer the charges that earned gas money to Russia "will be able to spend on military purposes".
Associated aggravation with the fact that the Danish energy Agency was allowed to use for laying the remaining half a hundred kilometers of pipes vessels with anchor positioning. In this case, and the fact of issuance of the permit, and the terms in which it was made, point to the fundamental geopolitical changes.
The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany Heiko Maas and German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said no to the invitation to participate in the meeting of the G7 on July 29 in Washington, according to the publication Spiegel, citing sources from the governmental circles of Germany and the United States.
According to Spiegel, the Meuse, and Scholz refused full-time Ministerial meeting of the G7 in Washington, but made it clear that Germany is ready to send Deputy Ministers. In addition, the newspaper writes, apparently, the authorities of other countries "sevens" also refused to meet at the Ministerial level.
The President of the European Council Charles Michel told the European Parliament on progress in the negotiations on the multi-year financial plan for the 2021-2027 years and to Fund European economic recovery after the crisis COVID-19, noting that differences remain.
"States have agreed to discuss together multi-year financial plan and Fund recovery. All agree that there must be an unprecedented response to an unprecedented crisis. All agree that it is necessary to focus on regions and sectors of the economy, more than any other affected by the pandemic," said Michelle.
Head of the defense Ministry of Germany, the leader of the German conservatives Annegret Kramp-of Karrenbauer responded to the criticism of the construction of the pipeline "Nord stream — 2" and called for a discussion.
"First, that we become too dependent on Russian gas. But at the same time, we are diversifying the energy supply in Europe, use other sources of energy, LNG, and develop alternative and renewable energy," she said.
The organizers of the riots at the Parliament of Serbia in the night of Wednesday hoped to weaken the position of the Serbian leadership before the talks on Kosovo in the EU, said the President of Serbia Alexander Vucic.
In France on July 9, is scheduled to meet Serbian leader with the President of France Emanuele a Macron. Next day online summit of the EU leadership, Germany, France, Serbia and the breakaway Republic of Kosovo. On July 12, scheduled the first meeting between the Serbian President and Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Kosovo Hoti Abdulahim in Brussels for the first time after the freezing of dialogue in 2018.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the restriction of the rights of citizens during the lockdown in Europe "high price", stressing that such measures should be imposed only on important occasions and for a short time and should not serve as a pretext for "the elimination of democratic rights."
"To stop the chain of infection, had to temporarily restrict the most elementary basic rights. It was a high price because of these fundamental rights actively fought generations in Europe. Humanitarian and civil rights - these are the most important values that we have Europe and they should be restricted for very important reasons and in a very short period of time. Pandemic should not be a pretext for the elimination of democratic rights," said Merkel, representing the European Parliament programme of the German presidency of the EU Council.
The European Union needs to decide who she wants to be in Europe "is rapidly changing the world order," said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
"At the same time, we live in a world of global change, when shifted to the zone of influence, and Europe despite the commitment of many member countries of the transatlantic Alliance more by herself. We must and can decide who he wants to be Europe in this rapidly changing world order," said she, presenting in the Parliament the programme of the German presidency of the EU Council.
Germany during the interim presidency in the EU Council intends to focus on fundamental European values and human rights, considering them as one of the main achievements of Europe, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel, introducing on Wednesday the program for the next six months the deputies of the European Parliament.
"To stop the spread of the pandemic, we had to restrict the basic rights of citizens. Exacting a high price. This is an exceptional measure that can only be used for short term and only in emergency situations and pandemics. The pandemic must not become a pretext for the oppression of democracy. Fundamental values and rights is an achievement of the whole Europe" - said Merkel.
Germany in the role of the temporary President of the EU Council intends to work not only on the recovery of the European economy in the short term, but also to ensure the EU maintaining its place in the international community, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel presenting on Wednesday MEPs program for the next six months.
"The priority of the German EU presidency will be the strengthening of European unity to exit the crisis. We not only want to stabilize Europe in the short term, we want to create a Europe of hope, Europe, confident of themselves, attentive to the innovations that will keep its place in the international arena," - said the German Chancellor.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed confidence that the EU will be able to cope with the economic crisis and the challenges of the pandemic and called the decision on the introduction of restrictions to combat the coronavirus, one of the most challenging in his tenure as Chancellor.
"The European economy suffered a serious blow, the basic rules should have been and should be temporarily restricted in unprecedented for our democracies scale. These decisions are among the most challenging in my tenure as Chancellor, and I am sure that you, the heads of the regions in recent months has been through the same thing," she said, speaking in the Bundesrat (Federal Council), where he presented the programme of the German presidency of the EU Council in the next six months.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has kept journalists on Monday a promise, and appeared before them in a mask.
Photo of the Chancellor with the mask published in the Twitter account of the Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt Rainer Haseloff. The picture was taken in the courtyard of the Bundesrat (Federal Council), where Merkel on Friday made a speech on the occasion of the German presidency of the EU Council.
Local outbreaks COVID-19 concern of the German government, but local authorities have to cope with them, such work should be continued, because the coronavirus has not disappeared and will not disappear until there is a vaccine, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
"We are monitoring the situation every day. For Germany I can say that we have the outbreak, the local situation that bothers us, but manages to suppress them. I am grateful that they are strongly suppressed by the local authorities, land authorities, partly with the help of the Bundeswehr. Must remain so. There are risks involved with vacation travel, so we have to carefully monitor the situation," she said at a press conference in a video conference with European Commission President Ursula von Der Leyen.
Berlin activists from the environmental movement and Extinction of the Rebellion of the youth movement Jugendrat staged on Thursday a protest in the Bundestag, scattering leaflets and reading the slogans a few metres away from Chancellor Angela Merkel, who reacted to the events with a smirk.
The action is timed to the upcoming Friday to vote on the Law on the cessation of the use of fossil coal (Kohleausstieggesetz), which provides for the output of coal-fired generation by 2038. Activists believe this is too recent date, called to close coal-fired plants by 2025, some believe that it should be done by 2030.
The head of the Department for external economic relations of the Union of German industrial-Commerce chambers (DIHK) Volker Treier encouraged to use "comfortable for the WTO" tools of trade protection in relation to the "Nord stream 2" in the case against him will be involved in extraterritorial sanctions.
He stressed that "the concern of the German economy increases" in connection with the sanctions of an extraterritorial nature that was employed by Washington in recent years in a number of countries, particularly Iran, Cuba and other countries in Latin America. However, the business would not recommend "to join in a sanctions spiral", the EU has a "fierce tools" that can be "proven" in terms of possible tightening of sanctions, said Treier.
The former Chancellor of Germany, Chairman of the Board of Directors of "Rosneft" and the head of Committee of shareholders of Nord Stream AG Gerhard schröder considers the impending U.S. sanctions against the "Nord stream 2" intentional termination of the transatlantic partnership, according to newspaper Handelsblatt, citing the position of the shredder for open hearings of the Committee on economy and energy of the Bundestag.
Earlier it was reported that Schroeder will take part in the open hearings of the Committee on economy and energy of the Bundestag, dedicated to the "Nord stream 2" and the energy sovereignty of Europe and Germany. The meeting will be devoted to discussion of the upcoming U.S. new sanctions against the pipeline - this is dedicated to the reports of experts who will speak at the hearings. As explained by RIA Novosti in the office of Schroeder, ex-Chancellor would not make a report, as stated in the announcement of the Committee, but will answer questions if they are asked of him. A separate interaction with the press are planned.
Germany Wednesday begins the semi-annual presidency in the Council of the European Union. By chance, during an ongoing pandemic coronavirus and severe economic crisis in EU history to the first position opens Europe's largest economy.
Germany is considered the "engine" of integration and economic development of the European Union. The country's share in GDP of the Union is almost a quarter, the economic problems of the EU, as shown by the global financial and subsequent Eurozone debt crisis, can only be solved taking into account the views of Berlin. In the current crisis, Germany has already demonstrated its leadership in the Union, effectively coped with the first wave of the pandemic, taking a massive package of economic aid to businesses and households, and together with Paris initiated a debate on the economic recovery program of the European Union, which is closely intertwined with the priorities of the chairmanship in the Union.
The President of the United States Donald trump during secret telephone conversations called German Chancellor Angela Merkel "stupid" and accused her that she is under the influence of Russia, and former Prime Minister of great Britain Teresa may was called "stupid", criticising its spinelessness against Brexit, reports CNN, citing informed sources.
According to the TV channel, in conversations with Merkel and Mei American President humiliated them, making a "brutal attack." According to one source channel, the diatribe of the leader of the United States was "almost sadistic".
Heirs of the United States in world leadership could be Russia, India and China. So, the General Director of the Institute of regional problems Dmitry Zhuravlev in an interview with "Evening Moscow" has commented on the statement of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Earlier, Merkel said that European countries must seriously reflect on the new reality where the United States may not seek to be a world leader.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called unprecedented economic challenges facing the EU for the pandemic coronavirus, she also noted the need for the EU to become more "sovereign" in the field of digital technologies.
According to her, Germany and France hope "in the coming weeks to play such a role, which will emphasize that Europe is our future". Merkel added that the countries will work to ensure that "Europe is well and in good health through the crisis, which will continue to adversely affect us."
The Cabinet of Germany await the final decision of the U.S. Congress on sanctions against the "Nord stream 2", the relation to extraterritorial sanctions remains unchanged, said at a briefing in Berlin the official representative of the government of Germany Steffen Seibert.
"Our response is that our position known to these kind of sanctions remains unchanged, and the rest we expect, what decision will be made by Congress," said Seibert.
Sanctions pressure from the US is unlikely to stop the project "Northern stream — 2", whose construction is "well advanced". This opinion on the pages of Forbes magazine expressed by columnist Kenneth Raposa.
The journalist noted that in recent years the us Congress once again has developed the vigorous activity associated with the economic restrictions against the pipeline. So, in early June, the U.S. Senate introduced a bill to impose sanctions against companies that provide services of underwriting insurance and reinsurance for vessels working on the pipeline. And this week members of Congress introduced the consideration of the house of representatives a new project — again against the construction of the highway.
The American media has found something that should cause Washington greater shock than the discovery of life on Mars gardens or blooming on Jupiter. Agency of business information Bloomberg claims that the German political elite showed national pride, because the only way to interpret the reports that inside the government of Germany is maturing a document containing sanctions against the United States, which should be taken in the case, if Washington decides to impose "a hell of sanctions" against participants in the construction of the "Nord stream — 2".
The Agency says: "Germany is preparing to strike back at the United States if President Donald trump makes good on his threat to kill the pipeline "Nord stream — 2" with additional sanctions. As claimed by two German officials familiar with the discussions, the Merkel government is considering the option of exerting pressure with the aim of taking coordinated action at the EU level. According to the documents of the Ministry of economy of Germany, which were reviewed by Bloomberg News, the new us sanctions may hit is much greater (than before), the number of German and European companies and even government agencies."
European countries must seriously reflect on the new reality where the US can not aspire to be a world leader. About that German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview with several European publications, including the Guardian.
"We grew up with a certain understanding that the United States wants to be a world power. If the United States now want to cease to perform this role on their own, we would need to think seriously about it," - said Merkel.
The head of the Bundestag Committee for economy and energy, Klaus Ernst, called on the government of Angela Merkel to take a tougher stance on U.S. sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2" in case of failure of diplomatic efforts.
About this politician told RIA Novosti.
Every time the President of the United States Donald trump is on a series of Frank statements about his relationship with the leaders of other countries, expert and diplomatic community covering the so-called Spanish or shame, or just banal shock.
Speaking Wednesday at a joint press conference with President of Poland Andrzej Duda, the leader of the United States revealed some interesting aspects of their relationship with Angela Merkel, at the same time explaining the logic of the decision on sharp reduction of American troops stationed in Germany. The shock was not long in coming, and the expert and diplomatic community will long to recover from the following recognition: it turns out that the withdrawal of American troops is an attempt to punish Germany for their cooperation with Gazprom and the purchase of Russian energy. By and large, trump, speaking in gangster language (suitable for American foreign policy to a much greater extent than the language of European diplomacy, with its notes and "expressions of concern"), just "put Merkel on the counter," stating that Germany actually has to pay a trillion dollars for the protection (or rather the "roof"), which it provides to NATO.
Donald trump received the first after the lifting of the quarantine the foreign visitor — the President of Poland Andrzej Duda. This summit followed closely in Berlin: trying to understand, when the us military moved from Germany to the Polish territory. But trump and Duda did not name specific figures and plans. What is the essence of new agreements between Washington and Warsaw, was taken to RIA Novosti.
Polish leader visits the United States annually. Agenda virtually unchanged: the tramp and the dude discuss how to strengthen military, energy and economic cooperation. Americans have traditionally praised the poles for the contribution to NATO's promise to reduce their dependence on Russian energy and called Warsaw a "valuable partner in Europe."
The German authorities will prepare a response in case the White house will impose additional sanctions against the pipeline "Nord stream — 2", reports Bloomberg citing government sources in Berlin.
In an internal document, the German economy Ministry says new US sanctions may affect a substantial number of European companies and banks, and government organizations. According to the Agency, in response, the government of Angela Merkel is considering a plan for the coordinated action of the European Union.
A two-meter statue of the revolutionary Vladimir Lenin installed in the town of Gelsenkirchen at the initiative of the Marxist-Leninist party of Germany (MPG), it happened despite the opposition of right-wing radicals, the city administration and party, the Christian democratic Union, which includes Chancellor Angela Merkel, told RIA Novosti on the phone the official party Peter Weispfenning.
"The statue was cast in Czechoslovakia in 1957, it was the first freestanding monument to Lenin in Czechoslovakia. We bought it on ebay from a seller from Austria after the "velvet revolution" she was there. We decided to purchase it and install, because in Western Germany, there was still no one bust or statue to Lenin" - said Weispfenning.
Deputy head of the faction of Free democratic party (FDP) in the Bundestag Alexander Lambsdorff urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel to abandon the project "Nord stream - 2" in connection with a murder case in Berlin in 2019, the charges which brought the Russian.
Earlier, the Prosecutor's office of Germany announced that it had sent to the court of Berlin a case of a citizen of Russia, who is accused of murder of the citizen of Georgia committed 23 Aug last year. According to German investigators, the Russians got the job "from the state departments of the government of the Russian Federation "about the elimination by 2016 refugee status of a citizen of Georgia on 18 July 2019, the victim was headed by "the Chechen police in the fight against Russia," the statement reads. As indicated in the statement of the Prosecutor General, of the killed citizen of Georgia, "Russian authorities have ranked... to terrorists and accused him of membership in a terrorist group "Caucasus Emirate" (banned in Russia)".
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged to await the outcome of the trial in the murder of a citizen of Georgia in Berlin, before talking about further action in the case.
Earlier the state office of public Prosecutor of Germany has announced that it has sent to court the case of the Russian citizen, who is accused of murder of Georgian citizen in Berlin in August 2019. In this regard, the Russian Ambassador Sergey Nechayev was summoned to the German foreign Ministry, said on Thursday the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas. The Minister added that "the German government unconditionally reserves the right to further action in this case." The Ambassador in turn stated that the threat of new measures against Russia, if implemented, will not remain without reaction.
Overcoming pandemic coronavirus in Europe will be the main topic of the German presidency of the Council of the EU, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaking in the Bundestag.
"No country can overcome this crisis in isolation and independently. It can be overcome only if we act reciprocally and collectively. Our common goal should be now to get out of the crisis together, consistently and looking to the future. This will become the main motive of our presidency in the EU Council," - said Merkel.
After the summer vacation school in Germany earn everywhere in the standard mode, said at a briefing following the meeting with colleagues from 15 Federal States of Germany and Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister of Bavaria Marcus Seder.
"We agreed today that after the school holidays, everyone will try to restore the default mode of operation in schools and kindergartens, but this will only be possible when appropriate attention of the population and, for example, teachers," said Seder.
The traditional carnivals in Germany in November called into question because of COVID-19, this will be discussed further, said at a briefing following the meeting with colleagues from 15 Federal States of Germany and Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister of Bavaria Marcus Seder.
"We are very sensitive in this matter, so during fishing-carnival (traditional carnival week in Germany before lent - ed.) in Bavaria through Austria from the EU has been a significant development of infection. After the holidays will be discussed further at the question of what to do next. But, for example, most believe that the carnival celebrations in November rather questionable," said Seder.
If the Germans will not increase spending on NATO, the American military to leave Germany. New dislocation place can become Poland. Neither in Berlin or in Washington, these initiatives Donald trump did not meet with understanding. "The American-German contradictions at hand the Russians," sounded the alarm in Congress and the Bundestag. Why the White house is dissatisfied with the allies and what does Russia, understood to RIA Novosti.
"Trump ordered 9.5 thousand us military from Germany. Bases in Germany will be about 25 thousand of our soldiers. The decision was made after consultations of the President with the Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff of the armed forces, General mark Milly," said a senior official of the White house.
First Deputy foreign Minister Vladimir Titov said in an interview with RIA Novosti on the interaction of Moscow with Germany, Austria, Finland and Estonia to combat coronavirus.
"Between Russia and Germany in accordance with the agreement of President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel established an expert dialogue on issues of counter-proliferation COVID-19. In contact with the work that our Ministers of health, as well as the CPS and the German Institute of infectious diseases named Koch", - he said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a telephone conversation expressed concern over the lack of progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreement on Ukraine, reports a press-service of the Kremlin.
"The Russian President reiterated the usefulness of direct dialogue between Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk aimed, in particular, on the coordination of steps in the consistent implementation of the Minsk package of measures", - stated in the message.
If the US withdraw troops from Germany, this will be an occasion for a holiday party, the fact that us troops are still on German soil is the failure of government policy in Berlin, told RIA Novosti one of the coordinators of the annual protests near the American Ramstein air base in Rhineland-Palatinate, German activist Reiner Braun.
"The German government should be ashamed that it doesn't take anything to the American soldiers finally disappeared from the country. This is another failure of German policy. I can say one thing - we'll throw a big party, if these contingents would leave Germany. They are a relic of the cold war, is in no way conducive to peace and freedom, their stay in Germany has exacerbated the confrontation with Russia, contrary to the idea of a unified security policy. This is one reason to increase our activity in order that they do not come to Poland to other US military bases and, above all, Ramstein, the centre of the murder, was closed as soon as possible," said brown.
The President of the United States Donald trump is caught by surprise the German government without informing them about the decision to withdraw almost one-third stationed in Germany U.S. troops, told the weekly Spiegel.
"The German government is caught in a sense of surprise in this step. The official representative of the neither the defense Ministry nor the foreign Ministry, which Spiegel asked about the details of the decisions of the United States in the early evening (on Friday - ed.) did not want to speak on this subject," writes the weekly. Similarly behaves the Pentagon and the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, who said that the responsible persons on this matter are in the White house, said Spiegel.
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said that he discussed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel implementation of the agreements on conflict settlement in the Donbass, which was achieved at the summit, "Norman four" in Paris that will become a precondition for the meeting of heads of state in Berlin.
"Angela Merkel is a true friend of Ukraine. In a telephone conversation, we have confirmed the need for consistent implementation of all the agreements reached at the summit "Norman four" in Paris. Their effective implementation would pave the way for the summit in Berlin", - Zelensky wrote on Twitter on Friday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said the TV channel ZDF that the murder of George Floyd in the United States terribly.
"First, the murder of George Floyd is terrible, terrible racism, and society in the U.S. is very polarized. I think politicians expect that they will try to unite and reconcile" she said, commenting at the request of journalists the situation in the United States.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that definitely is not going to nominate his candidacy for the position of Chancellor again.
Previously she has repeatedly said that is not going to continue political career after 2021.
Access to a developed vaccine COVID-19 should not depend on what country a person lives, said the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel at a video conference of the Global Alliance for vaccines and immunization (GAVI).
"For COVID-19 the work GAVI has become even more important. The virus that has spread around the world, can be defeated only when we work together. We need to build research alliances, to simplify procedures, to quickly achieve the result. In addition, it is imperative to strengthen the key players in the health sector as GAVI, because as soon as a suitable vaccine, we should be able to immediately launch a worldwide campaign of vaccination," - said Merkel.
Emmanuel macron is ready to attend the G7 summit in the US, if you come and all the other members, reports Agence France Presse with reference to the Elysee Palace.
"For face-to-face format of G7 requires the presence of all. The President of the Republic is ready", - quotes Agency the statement of the Palace.
The differences between Angela Merkel and Donald trump because of the "Nord stream — 2" became the reason of cancellation of the trip of the German Chancellor at the summit "the Big seven", according to the Senator Alexei Pushkov.
"Merkel has decided not to go to the summit of G7 in the United States. The reason, of course, is not an epidemic — it goes in Germany on the decline, and sharp disagreements with trump, including the "Nord stream — 2". Trump is said to be very unhappy. But even if Merkel will not eventually go "Big six" — too bad," wrote the MP on Twitter.
Another American sanctions against the "Nord stream – 2", now under discussion in Washington could affect German company, said on the NSN expert Financial University under the government of Russia, senior analyst of the national energy security Fund Igor Yushkov.
Previously, the newspaper Politico, citing sources reported that during a telephone conversation between the President of the United States Donald trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared "hot disputes", in particular – on the situation with the gas pipeline.
The head of Committee of the Crimean Parliament's public diplomacy and international relations Yuriy gempel stated that German Chancellor Angela Merkel, by refusing to recognize the Russian status of Crimea, does not see the obvious.
Earlier, Merkel said that Russia has created a zone of unresolved conflicts, as well as "annexed in violation of international law, the Ukrainian Peninsula of Crimea".
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald trump made a bet on the "Nord stream — 2".
"During a phone call this week between the leaders were hot disagreements on such topics as NATO, the gas pipeline "Nord stream — 2" between Russia and Germany, and relations with China," he told Politico, citing a source in the administration of the American leader.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stands in uncharacteristic policy roles: she teaches the Europeans ways of life. For example, EU citizens who a week ago was excited about a new EU plan for economic recovery of countries affected by the coronavirus, to be acquainted with an important rule, which says that free cheese happens only in a mousetrap. In the modern European interpretation of the rule should be formulated in the form of "free grant is never free", but the essence remains the same.
Italy, Spain and other countries of the "European poor South" at the very beginning of the epidemic began to demand from the EU in General and Germany in particular, provide medical and financial assistance. Germany is broke and the doctors sent wishes of good health and the leadership of the affected countries was delivered an unscheduled lecture-lecture about discipline and European solidarity, fiscal responsibility and the reform of state institutions. Italy is beginning to grow puzzled: solidarity taxes in the country — European (i.e. "Brussels") and the medics who came to help in the Italian hospital, — why-that the Russian, Chinese and Cuban.
The German foreign Ministry summoned the Russian Ambassador Sergey Nechayev's something about the hacker attack on the Bundestag in 2015.
The German foreign Ministry claims that the attack made the alleged member of the group ART28 Dmitry badin, who was at that time an employee of the GRU.
The Russian Embassy has not commented on the call, Ambassador Sergey Nechayev in the German foreign office because of the case about "Russian hackers", referring to the previously made statement.
Earlier Thursday, the German foreign Ministry reported that the Ministry had summoned the Ambassador Nechaev. State Secretary of the foreign Ministry Miguel Berger on behalf of the Federal government strongly condemned a hacker attack on the German Bundestag in April-may 2015. He informed that the government through the Brussels activates cybermancy the EU against those responsible for the cyber attack on German Bundestag, including wanted 5 may Dmitry Badin.