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politico Statement: Germany targets migrants from North Africa

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives are eager to push through legislation, currently blocked by the opposition, that would declare Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria “safe countries of origin,” allowing authorities to easily reject asylum applications from nationals of those countries as “clearly unfounded.” Read my statement and more here: politico.eu

(Paywall) Wall Street Journal Statement: New Berlin Crime Adds Fuel to German Debate Over Surveillance and Immigration

Early Christmas morning, police said, a group of young people tried to set fire to a sleeping homeless man in a Berlin subway station. Passersby extinguished the flames before the man was hurt. Surveillance video remains a rarity in Germany, where past experiences with dictatorships, both Nazi and Communist, have sown a deep suspicion of government…

BBC Statement: Germans told to stockpile food and water for civil defence

For the first time since the Cold War the German government is advising citizens to stockpile food and water for use in a national emergency. Some opposition MPs said the new civil defence concept, to go before ministers on Wednesday, was scaremongering. Read the BBC article from 22nd of August 2016 with a statement of Konstantin von…

Speculation mounts that Germany’s spy chief was sacked over Snowden fallout

Opposition MPs say Gerhard Schindler’s dismissal is sign of a pushback against attempts to overhaul the intelligence agency. Read the article with a statement from Konstantin von Notz in The Guardian issue from the 27th of April here: theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/27/speculation-mounts-germany-spy-chief-sacked-snowden-fallout-gerhard-schindler