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Top economists warn Germany that EMU crisis as dangerous as ever

Top economists warn Germany that EMU crisis as dangerous as ever

Council on Foreign Relations compares Germany’s hardline stance with US policy towards Britain at the end of the Second World War Professor Michael Burda, from Berlin’s Humbolt University, said the eurozone’s core problem is Germany’s current account surplus Photo: AP By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, in Berlin The eurozone debt crisis is deepening and threatens to re-erupt on a larger scale when the liquidity cycle turns, a leading panel of economists warned in a clash of views with German officials in Berlin.

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Kristallnacht & kicking the Jews out

Kristallnacht & kicking the Jews out

The screws tighten against German Jewry, culminating in the Night of Broken Glass by  Aish.com staff Initially, the Nazis simply wanted all the Jews out of German territory. In fact, they helped Jews emigrate to Israel. But little by little, the pressure was turned up and the doors shut tight. In 1936-38, various anti-Jewish signage began to appear in public: “Parks Not For Jews.” “Jews Not Wanted.” “Proudly Announcing the Re-Opening of a Former Jewish Business, Now Owned By a German.” Yet many Jews still didn’t realize they were supposed to leave. Germany was considered a pinnacle of civilized living.…

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Artworks Worth $1.6 Billion, Stolen by Nazis, Discovered in German Apartment

By Zach Pontz Cornelius Gurlitt customs degenerate art Focus Magazine Hildebrandt Gurlitt Joseph Goebbels Munich Nazi Art RAF bombing raids Schwabing Art masterpieces seized by the Nazis and thought to have been destroyed in British bombing raids on Germany during WW2 have been found behind rotting food in a loner’s modest apartment near Munich, Germany’s Focus Magazine reported Sunday. The collection, which includes works by Picasso, Renoir, Matisse and Marc Chagall, among many others, has an estimated worth of $1.6 billion. The artworks, confiscated and deemed ‘degenerate’ by the Nazis, who showed them at an exhibit in 1937, were put…

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Does Germany really want to lead the EU?

Does Germany really want to lead the EU?

Posted by:  eurotopics Germany’s leading role in the euro crisis is provoking resentment in other EU countries This raises the question of whether the country wants to maintain its role in the event that the deeper EU integration German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for actually comes about, Eric Gujer writes in the liberal-conservative Neue Zürcher Zeitung:

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Germany ‘may buy weaponised drones from Israel’

Germany ‘may buy weaponised drones from Israel’

A Heron TP surveillance drone at Israel’s Tel Nof Air Force base in 2010. Germany is in talks with Israel to buy weaponised drones for its military that are seen as more technologically advanced than US ones, the weekly Der Spiegel says. AFP – Germany is in talks with Israel to buy weaponised drones for its military that are seen as more technologically advanced than US ones, the weekly Der Spiegel reported. The news magazine’s Monday edition said the German defence ministry had already held two meetings with Israeli military officials, in November 2012 and February 2013, on the proposed…

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Jews one of Germany’s most prominent rabbis has been charged after publicly vowing to continue to perform circumcisions

Jews one of Germany’s most prominent rabbis has been charged after publicly vowing to continue to perform circumcisions

By Raphael Ahren Charges filed against prominent Berlin rabbi for vowing to continue circumcisionsAfter appearance on popular TV show, Yitshak Ehrenberg becomes the second German rabbi to be charged for defying controversial Cologne ruling Rabbi Yitshak Ehrenberg on the Anne Will show in July. (screenshot, via YouTube) The office of Rabbi Yitshak Ehrenberg, who has been serving the Berlin Jewish community since 1997, on Wednesday confirmed in an email that criminal charges had been filed against him. Ehrenberg has received a letter from the prosecutor’s office because of comments he made on a nationwide broadcast television show, an aide confirmed.…

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Secret 100 billion Euro’s popping up Greek Banks

Secret 100 billion Euro’s popping up Greek Banks

By: Ralph Atkins in Frankfurt There has been no official announcement. No terms or conditions have been disclosed. But Greece’s banking system is being propped up by an estimated €100 billion or so of emergency liquidity provided by the country’s central bank — approved secretly by the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. If Greece were to leave the eurozone, the immediate cause might be an ECB decision to pull the plug. Extensive use of “emergency liquidity assistance” (ELA) to help banks in the weakest economies has been one of the less-noticed features of the eurozone crisis. Separate from normal supplies…

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Israel to take delivery of 4th German submarine

Israel to take delivery of 4th German submarine

By YAAKOV KATZ Defense delegation arrives in Germany ahead of delivery of Dolphin-class sub, rumored to be capable of carrying nukes. A defense delegation arrived in Germany on Wednesday ahead of the planned delivery of Israel’s fourth Dolphin-class submarine, widely rumored to be capable of carrying nuclear weapons. Led by Defense Ministry director-general Udi Shani, the delegation met with senior German defense officials and was scheduled to visit the shipyard where the submarine is being built. It is expected to arrive in Israel in the coming months. The three Dolphin-class submarines in the navy’s fleet are called Dolphin, Leviathan and…

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German politician: Euro downgrade is an American plot

German politician: Euro downgrade is an American plot

Standard & Poor’s warning that no less than fifteen eurozone states, including Germany, could lose their AAA credit rating has been met with howls of protest from leading German politicians. The general secretary of the Social Democratic party (SPD), Andrea Nahles, described the Standard and Poor’s announcement as “shameless.” Former German finance minister Peer Steinbrück, also of the SPD, spoke of a “provocation” and urged the European Commission to subject the rating agencies to “far stricter regulation.” The current German economics minister, Philipp Rösler of the ostensibly pro-free market Free Democratic Party (FDP), employed somewhat more measured tones, stiffly commenting,…

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Germany approves subsidized sale of military submarine to Israel’

Germany approves subsidized sale of military submarine to Israel’

German official, speaking on condition of anonymity, says his country set aside $180 million to fund about a third of another Dolphin-type submarine. By The Associated Press A senior German official said Wednesday that the government has approved the subsidized sale of another Dolphin-type military submarine to Israel. The official said Germany has set aside €135 million ($180 million) in next year's budget to pay for about a third of its cost. A Dolphin submarine. A better option for strategic deterrence.

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