Contents tagged with Germany

  • Steinmeier: There Is No Justification for Using Children for Propaganda

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, stated that using children for political propaganda is unacceptable. “There should be no justification for using an innocent, 13-year-old girl for political propaganda,” Steinmeier said.

    On January 16th, the Russian First Channel aired a program about temporary suspension of the Schengen Agreement because of cases of violence in Germany. During the segment a story was told about an underage girl named Lisa from a Russian- …

  • Russian-German Demonstration Held in Berlin

    In front of the Chancellor’s home in Berlin, there was a demonstration held in response to the alleged abduction and rape of a 13-year-old girl by refugees.  According to prosecutors she consented to the sexual contact.  Nearly 700 “Russian Germans” who live in Berlin attended the demonstration under the slogan "Stop violence from migrants." Among the demonstrators were also those known to the police as the Berlin Neo-Nazis.

    As the demonstrators stressed their Russian origin, the newspaper …

  • Merkel's party takes new stance on refugees

    After the attacks on women in Cologne on New Year's Eve, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), which is led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, argued for stricter laws concerning refugees. At the meeting in Mainz the party leaders unanimously adopted a new stance. This was reported by N-TV on Saturday, January 9th.

    If approved, the amendments would mean that refugees would lose the right to asylum if they were given suspended sentences. Earlier, the management of the CDU was planning to …

  • Self-Defense Units Spring Up In Germany in Response to Cologne Assaults

    German publication Focus reports that in Germany, residents of cities are beginning to create teams of street patrols. This comes after Cologne and other cities experienced dozens of attacks on women during New Year's Eve.

    After Germany's Minister of Internal Affairs accused the police of being passive, German citizens concerned about their safety began to join neighborhood patrol groups. For example, a page on Facebook called "Düsseldorf monitors" already has 2300 subscribers.

    The …

  • Germany Warns of Possible Deportation for Cologne Assaulters

    The individuals responsible for committing sexual assaults and robberies in Cologne on New Year’s Eve may face deportation if they are not German citizens, warned the Federal Minister of Justice, Heiko Maas, during an interview with CNN.

    “The law allows for the deportation of a person, even during the asylum process, if he is sentenced to more than a one-year imprisonment. It is also possible when sexual offences are committed,” the Minister explained.

    The police received more than 120 …