(BERLIN) #Coronavirus Report: German health minister’s office vandalised by people angry over #COVID19 restrictions after a 100,000 deaths #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Jan.04: Lauterbach, a member of the center-left Social Democrats (SPD), said that the windows of his office in the western city of Cologne were smashed.

#CoronavirusNewsDesk says according to DW News Report: People angry over #COVID19 curbs have been held responsible for damaging the offices of two German lawmakers on New Year’s Eve — including the constituency office of German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach who criticised an apparent vandalism attack on his local constituency office German media reported on Sunday.

A grim milestone: 100,000 COVID deaths in Germany

Karl Lauterbach's office in Cologne

Vandals also targeted the offices of parliament member Marco Wanderwitz, a center-right Christian Democrat (CDU) lawmaker for the eastern state of Saxony. The windows of Wanderwitz’s office in the town of Zwönitz were heavily damaged.

Marco Wanderwitz's office in Zwönitz

Marco Wanderwitz’s office in Zwönitz was severely damaged on New Year’s Eve

Minister: ‘These people do not represent society’

The federal health minister told German news agency dpa on New Year’s Day that he assumed that the renewed attack was from people angry at coronavirus restrictions.

His office in Cologne was also attacked on December 10 with slogans such as “Minister of Sickness,” “Murderer” and “Psycho Lauterbach.”

And on January 1, he said: “These people do not represent society, where really the overwhelming part is sticking together and trying to do everything against the pandemic.”

The perpetrators of these attacks “represent a very small splinter group,” Lauterbach added.

Democracy under attack

Meanwhile, Wanderwitz told Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (RND) that the incidents show that far-right radicalization during the COVID pandemic is putting democracy in great danger.

“The Free Saxons, a right-wing radical collection, associated with the NPD and AfD, have for months been poisoning society in Saxony,” the lawmaker said, referencing the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) and far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD).

Saxony and other eastern German states have been hit hard by spiking COVID cases, but also have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. The state has also seen heated protests that have only grown more aggressive after the Bundestag passed a vaccine mandate for some professions in December.

Politicians such as CDU Secretary-General Paul Ziemiak, the Greens’ Michael Kellner and the newly installed Parliamentary State Secretary for the east of Germany Carsten Schneider (SPD) all expressed solidarity with Wanderwitz.

“There is no justification for [the violence]. This attack is not a form of protest, rather simply criminal,” Ziemiak wrote on Twitter

Kellner echoed those sentiments, writing in his own message on Twitter that “violence has no place in the democratic debate.”

German authorities are now investigating and have asked for any potential witnesses in both cities to come forward.

This report was written in part with material from news agency dpa.

Edited by: Rebecca Staudenmaier

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(BERLIN) LATEST: Nuclear Energy Crisis Report: Germany shut down three nuclear power plants on Friday, in a move to halve the country’s remaining nuclear capacity. The measure comes despite the worst ever energy crises the European region has experienced #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.02: The closures, which come as a result of decision to completely phase out atomic energy, taken by Angela Merkel after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, is expected to tighten the current squeeze on gas and energy prices.

#AceDailyNews says according to RT Business News Germany shuts half of its nuclear plants amid energy crisis as Russia said not delivering enough gas to Europe is ‘a pack of lies’ according to Gazprom and Merkel’s decision to phase out atomic energy ….

Berlin is planning to completely wind down atomic energy by the end of 2022, when its final three plants in Neckarwestheim, Essenbach and Emsland shut.

German state officials can’t prevent the shutdown of nuclear power plants, since they are in somewhat of a bind when it comes to the “green economy,” according to Alexey Mukhin, director of the Center for Political Information.

“Angela Merkel’s decision to shut down nuclear reactors after the disaster at Fukushima has been denounced as bureaucratic,” the analyst said.

“The federal government should have taken very serious efforts to prevent the next scheduled shutdown, but, apparently, they are not allowed to do this by the so-called new rules of the green economy.”

With energy prices across the continent soaring to the unseen levels, the timing of the German plan’s coming to fruition could hardly be worse. In December, Dutch TTF reached €187.78 per megawatt hour, which is 10 times higher than at the start of the year, while electricity prices are soaring as well.

According to Mukhin, the country’s authorities fell into a trap that had been set by Berlin.The expert expressed bewilderment over the dogged attempts by the EU at pushing green energy policies forward amid the worst energy crunch that is most markedly straining the wallet of the European citizens.

“The energy crisis should correct the global economy and ‘green’ policy, but this does not happen, due to the stubbornness, pride and prejudice, even the snobbery and tenacity, of European partners,” Mukhin said.

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(BERLIN) Court Report: German prosecutors said Tuesday they have charged two Afghan brothers with murder over the July killing of their sister, whom they allegedly wanted to punish for her Western way of life #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.31: The Guardian have said that many other countries are similar. Take for instance, the UK. It is no coincidence that honor violence in the UK soared by a whopping 81% in the last five years.

#AceDailyNews Germany Court Report: Another Honour Killing with two men charged in killing of their sister,” Associated Press, December 28, 2021:

The men, aged 26 and 22 and identified only as Sayed H. and Seyed H. in line with German privacy rules, are accused of luring their 34-year-old sister to a meeting in Berlin on July 13, then choking and strangling her and cutting her throat.

Prosecutors in the capital charged that they took a taxi to a station later that day with her body in a suitcase, then travelled to Bavaria by train and drove to a site near the elder brother’s home, where they buried her.

The indictment states that the men wanted to punish their sister “for her Western-oriented way of life, which did not correspond to their archaic ideas of honour and morals and their image of women,” prosecutors said in a statement.

In particular, prosecutors added, they weren’t prepared to accept that she had divorced her husband, to whom she was married when she was 16, after violent incidents….

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(BERLIN) JUST IN: European service Eutelsat said on Wednesday that it had removed RT DE from its 9B satellite, which covers Central and Eastern Europe, and is especially popular among Germans #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.23: According to the company, it acted in response to advice from Berlin and the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA), who insisted that RT DE’s broadcast is based in Germany and carried out without a proper license.

#AceDailyNews says according to RT News Report: Germany has forced a major European satellite operator to drop RT DE as part of Berlin’s ongoing crackdown on the Russian publicly-funded broadcaster’s new 24-hour, German-language channel.

22 Dec, 2021 14:37 

Germany’s crackdown on RT DE & how it might backfire

European service Eutelsat said on Wednesday that it had removed RT DE from its 9B satellite, which covers Central and Eastern Europe, and is especially popular among Germans.

Berlin forces EU satellite operator to take RT’s German TV broadcast off air

RT has rejected those claims as “unsubstantiated and factually flawed,”expressing confidence that the court will swiftly restore its German-language channel’s place on Eutelsat’s platform.

How might Russia respond?

The attacks on RT DE are part of a coordinated anti-Moscow campaign by the German authorities, which won’t be left unanswered, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned in an exclusive interview with RT on Wednesday.

Such unfair steps only increase the “temptation” to impose mirror restrictions on German media outlets that operate in Russia, he said.

“Until recently, the determination was prevailing not to go down the same path of strangling the press, strangling the media, which our Western partners took. But just like with Russian national security, there is a limit to patience,” the minister pointed out.

Where is RT DE based?

While some RT DE content is created in a newsroom in Berlin, the actual headquarters of the channel is in Moscow, where all editorial decisions are made. The Berlin newsroom produces some of the shows, but it does not broadcast – so it cannot be sued as a broadcaster.

How does RT DE broadcast?

The channel delivers its German-language programming via satellite, with a signal originating in Serbia. RT DE received a broadcasting license in Serbia on December 6, 2021, which is valid through 2029.

RT previously applied for a broadcast license in Luxembourg as ‘RT auf Deutsch’, but was denied in August 2021. While multiple German media outlets reported that then-Chancellor Angela Merkel had influenced Luxembourg’s decision, she officially denied this.

How is broadcasting from Serbia legal?

While Serbia is not a member of the EU, both Belgrade and Berlin are signatories of the European Convention of Transfrontier Television (ECTT). Germany ratified the treaty in 1991, while Serbia has been party to it since 2010.

Article 4 of the ECTT says all parties “shall guarantee freedom of reception and shall not restrict the retransmission on their territories of program services which comply with the terms of this Convention.”

Ex-foreign correspondent explains what’s behind ‘media war’ against RT in Germany

Ex-foreign correspondent explains what’s behind ‘media war’ against RT in Germany

Why not apply for a German license?

German media law prohibits political parties or judicial persons governed by public law from operating broadcasting services – except for churches and universities. This ban also applies to companies in which a state is a majority shareholder.

As RT is a public nonprofit that Russia considers an “organization of strategic importance,” Germany considers it state-owned TV, and has therefore ruled out giving RT DE a license. This is why RT filed first in Luxembourg, then in Serbia.

German regulator’s lawsuit

Last Friday, German media regulator MABB (Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg) pressed charges against RT DE, arguing that its broadcaster should be subject to its authority.

The regulator insists that RT’s German-language channel must obtain a German license to broadcast the live on its de.rt.com website. It has given RT until December 30 to explain why it’s operating in Germany without proper paperwork.

RT was notified about the MABB lawsuit just hours after ERGA chair Tobias Schmid – a German national and former executive at the local RTL broadcaster – called RT DE a “nuisance” that needs to be “taken care of.”

Ongoing pressure on RT

The removal from Eutelsat is just the latest in a series of moves by German authorities to restrict RT’s German-language programming.

Earlier this year, Germany’s Commerzbank suddenly closed the account of the production company affiliated with RT Germany without explanation, and multiple other banks ignored inquiries about opening an account.

In September, YouTube deleted RT DE’s account – as well as a secondary page – citing alleged violations of ‘community guidelines’ in the coverage of German protests against Covid-19 restrictions. The ban followed a series of negative and even outright defamatory articles about RT in German media.

Last week, the Google-owned platform deleted the RT auf Sendung (RT On Air) channel, labelling it an attempt to circumvent the earlier ban. German regulators are now pointing to these bans to challenge RT DE’s legitimacy.

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(BERLIN) LATEST Germany uses veto to block weapons shipments from Nato allies, amid fears they could provide a pretext for Russian aggression #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.16: Mrs Merkel’s government continued to block the US from supplying rifles until she stood down as chancellor last week, according to details published by Bild newspaper.

#AceDailyNews says according to The Telegraph News Report: Details published in the German media appear to confirm Ukrainian claims that Mrs Merkel’s government effectively vetoed Nato allies from supplying weapons to Kyiv.Under the former chancellor, Germany twice intervened to stop the US and Lithuania from delivering weapons that Ukraine had already paid for through a Nato procurement scheme.

TOPSHOT - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelensky address a press conference with Ukraine's new President on his first official visit to Germany on June 18, 2019 at the Chancellery in Berlin. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP)TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images
Angela Merkel with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine CREDIT: TOBIAS SCHWARZ /AFP

Germany uses veto to block weapons shipments from Nato allies, amid fears they could provide a pretext for Russian aggression

Angela Merkel blocked the US from selling arms to Ukraine to defend itself against a possible Russian invasion, it has emerged.

Ukraine is racing to upgrade its military capabilities amid US warnings a Russian invasion may be imminent, and has turned to bilateral deals with allies including the UK as it seeks to get around the German veto on any sales through Nato.

“They are still building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and at the same time blocking our defensive weapons. It is very unfair,” Oleksii Reznikov, the new Ukrainian defence minister, told the Financial Times at the weekend.

The new German government under Olaf Scholz has yet to comment on the reports and it is unclear whether it intends to continue the policy.

Annalena Baerbock, the new German foreign minister, has already said the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will not be allowed to go ahead if there is any Russian “escalation” over Ukraine.

Germany had a longstanding and publicly declared policy of blocking sales to Ukraine by its own arms industry under Mrs Merkel, over concerns they could inflame tensions or provide a pretext for Russian aggression.

But it now appears the former chancellor’s government went further, actively blocking its Nato allies from supplying Kyiv with weapons.

The shipments in question were Barrett M82 precision rifles from the US and EDM4S-UA anti-drone rifles from Lithuania. 

They had been ordered and paid for through Nato’s Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), the main logistics agency for Nato members.

As it is a Nato agency, all members of the alliance have an effective veto on deliveries to third countries.Oleksii Reznikov, the Ukrainian defence minister CREDIT: TT NEWS AGENCY /via REUTERS

Germany and the Netherlands both acted to block the delivery of the American rifles in May, but the move was instigated by Mrs Merkel’s government, according to Bild.

“The fact that the Netherlands stood on the side of Germany against the rest of Nato happened on instructions from Berlin,” the newspaper quoted an unnamed insider as saying.

The report also claimed President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine personally pleaded with Mrs Merkel to drop the veto when she visited Kiev in August, but she rebuffed him.

Germany eventually dropped its veto on the Lithuanian anti-drone systems in Mrs Merkel’s final days as chancellor, but it continues to block the delivery of rifles from the US.

There are indications Mr Scholz’s new governmen  may take a different stance.

Robert Habeck, the vice-chancellor and business minister, has openly called for Germany to end its blockade on arms sales to Ukraine in the past.Robert Habeck, the German vice-chancellor and business minister CREDIT: Odd Andersen/AFP Pool

“In my opinion, weapons for self-defence and can hardly be denied to Ukraine,” Mr Habeck said in May.

“Ukraine is not only fighting for itself here, it is also defending Europe’s security. Ukraine feels abandoned in terms of security policy, and it is abandoned.”

The comments were particularly striking as Mr Habeck is a leader of the German Green Party, which has traditionally opposed all arms sales.

He was in opposition at the time he made the comments, but as business minister he now has control of approving or rejecting weapons exports.

Meanwhile, the Kremlin accused the European Union of “hysteria” on Tuesday over new sanctions against Wagner,a Russian private security company.

EU foreign ministers agreed new sanctions on Monday against the company, which is accused of working to destabilise Ukraine and African countries.

The Russian foreign ministry said Moscow may respond to the “unfriendly” move.

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(BERLIN) LATEST: Olaf Scholz formally sworn in as German chancellor as on Wednesday morning vote by Germany’s lower legislative chamber — held by secret ballot and without debate — was seen as a formality #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.09: However, not all members of Scholz’s so-called “traffic light coalition” voted in favor. Had they done so, he would have had received 416 votes: There were 303 votes against, and 6 abstentions from a total of 736…..

#AceDailyNews says the new German parliament has elected Olaf Scholz as chancellor as Angela Merkel departs after 16 years at the helm of Europe’s largest economy as President of the Bundestag Bärbel Bas opened the voting. Members of the parliament voted by 395 of 707 votes cast for Scholz to become Germany’s new head of government according to DW News Report

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz takes the oath from President of the Bundestag

The German Bundestag elected Olaf Scholz as chancellor on Wednesday morning, as Angela Merkel bows out from the political stage.

For his part, Scholz tweeted that he had accepted the task when called upon to accept by the Bundestag president. “I said ‘yes’,” he wrote.

Scholz’s center-left Social Democrats (SPD) emerged as the largest party in September’s general election and has since negotiated a coalition deal with the environmentalist Greens and the business-focused Free Democratic Party (FDP).

How the switch took place

After the vote, Scholz headed by motorcade to the presidential palace Schloss Bellevue where German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier handed him an official document of appointment. Scholz was then whisked back to the Bundestag where he was sworn in.

The new chancellor headed back to the palace with those selected to be members of his Cabinet before the new ministers were inaugurated.

Over the course of the day, Merkel’s ministers were to formally hand over portfolios to their successors.

Scholz, who served as finance minister under Merkel, presents his own brief to FDP leader Christian Lindner. His vice-chancellor title goes to Green Party co-leader Robert Habeck.

Congratulations from outside Germany

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday told new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz the two countries would work together to shape the future of Europe.

“We will write the next chapter together. For the French, for the Germans, for the Europeans,” Macron told Scholz in a tweet welcoming his election.

Macron also thanked Merkel for “never forgetting the lessons of history, for doing so much for us, with us, to move Europe forwards.”

Meanwhile, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen — herself a member of Merkel’s CDU — said she looked forward to working with Scholz.  

“I wish you a good start and look forward to further trusting cooperation for a strong Europe,” she tweeted.

New German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

The Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin would seek dialogue with Germany. “We hope that the president and the new chancellor develop constructive relations,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

“We hope, that the German side will continue to proceed from the understanding that there is no alternative to dialogue in order to resolve even the most difficult differences of opinion.”

How will things change?

The new government has said it will place dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and tackling climate change at the heart of its program.

DW’s Nina Haase said that, given that Scholz’s SPD had been part of a grand coalition with Merkel’s CDU-CSU bloc, there would be some continuity. However, she added, there would be a marked change.

“The parties are completely different,” said Haase. “The Social Democrats are a center-left party. The conservatives under Anglea Merkel have blocked some of the projects that the Social Democrats had always hoped to push through with the conservatives as their partners.”

“That wasn’t possible so the Social Democrats are now going to try. They say they’re going to make the country fairer, more liberal and more digital.”

Merkel leaves office as Germany’s second-longest serving postwar chancellor, just 10 days short of the 16 years and 26 days that Helmut Kohl spent in office between 1982 and 1998.

DW’s Melinda Crane said Merkel’s departure was “the end of an era.”

“Young Germans aged 16 to 25 really don’t remember any other chancellor but Angela Merkel so this is really momentous for them,” said Crane.

The outgoing chancellor was present for the vote as a guest seated alongside her own predecessor Gerhard Schröder.

Before the September election, Merkel had already said she would not serve another term as chancellor and her conservative Christian Democrats are looking to reshape after suffering their worst-ever election result.

How the new Cabinet breaks down

The new Cabinet is made up of 16 ministers — seven from the SPD, five from the Greens and four from the FDP. There is one portfolio more than in the previous government, due to the creation of a construction ministry.

  • Vice-chancellor and minister for economics and climate protection: Robert Habeck (Greens)
  • Finance minister: Christian Lindner (FDP)
  • Interior minister: Nancy Fäser (SPD) 
  • Foreign minister: Annalena Baerbock (Greens)
  • Health minister: Karl Lauterbach (SPD)
  • Justice minister: Marco Buschmann (FDP)
  • Labor and social affairs: Hubertus Heil (SPD)
  • Defense minister: Christine Lambrecht (SPD)
  • Nutrition and Agriculture: Cem Özdemir (Greens)
  • Family, senior citizens, women and youth: Anne Spiegel (Greens) 
  • Transport and digital: Volker Wissing (FDP)
  • Environment, nature, conservation, nuclear safety and consumer protection: Steffi Lemke (Greens)
  • Construction minister: Klara Geywitz (SPD)
  • Economic cooperation and development: Svenja Schulze (SPD)
  • Education and research: Bettina Stark-Watzinger (FDP)
  • Head of chancellery: Wolfgang Schmidt (SPD)

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(BERLIN) LATEST: Germany’s Greens approve three-party coalition deal with Free Democrats & Social Democrats #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.07: The “yes” vote from members of the party — the last of the three to give its approval to the so-called traffic light coalition — has paved the way for the first government in 16 years without Angela Merkel as chancellor.

#AceDailyNews says that approval of Green Party members was the last hurdle for a new three-way coalition government in Germany. The two other parties, the Free Democrats and the Social Democrats have already voted in favour according to DW News Report:

Norbert Walter-Borjans (2ndL) and Saskia Esken (2ndR), co-leaders of the German Social Democrats (SPD), Christian Lindner (4th R), leader of the German Free Democrats (FDP), Olaf Scholz (C) of SPD, Annalene Baerbock (3rd L) and Robert Habeck (4th L), co-leaders of the Greens Party, arrive to present their mutually-agreed on coalition contract

Germany’s environmentalist Greens announced on Monday that its members had agreed to enter a coalition with the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) and the neoliberal Free Democrats (FDP).

Altogether 86% of valid votes were in favor of the coalition agreement. Around 57% of the party’s 125,000 members cast a ballot, according to the party’s general secretary, Michael Kellner.

New chancellor by Wednesday?

Now the Greens have approved the coalition agreement, Social Democrats’ Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz could be elected to office on Wednesday.

The SPD on Monday announced its picks for the Cabinet of the new federal government.

The party — which emerged as the strongest party in Germany’s September election — will take the portfolios for labor and social affairs, health, interior, defense, development, construction and housing, and the chancellery.

What Germany’s new coalition government is planning

The three parties held two months of intense negotiations following September’s election. They presented their plans in Berlin on November 24, under the title “Dare more progress.”

Some of the key points of a coalition that plans to serve as an “alliance for freedom, justice, and sustainability” include:

  • Introducing a minimum wage of €12 ($13.55) per hour;
  • Make housing affordable, capping rent increases more tightly and building 400,000 new homes a year, including 100,000 using public funds;
  • Relieving electricity customers by no longer having the billion-euro renewable energy surcharge financed on electricity bills;
  • Establishing a new Federal Ministry for Construction and expanding the Ministry of Economics to include climate protection;
  • Obtaining 80% of Germany’s electricity from renewable energies by 2030;
  • Lowering the voting age to 16;
  • Legalizing the recreational use of cannabis.

The new government will replace the grand coalition of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the SPD — the two largest party blocs in parliament, who have dominated German politics since the end of World War II.

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(BERLIN) #Coronavirus Report: Germany’s national and regional leaders have agreed to bar unvaccinated people from much of public life in a bid to fend off a fourth wave of #COVID19 #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Dec.05: Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel described the far-reaching measures as an act of “national solidarity”………….Only those who have been vaccinated or recently recovered from Covid will be allowed in restaurants, cinemas, leisure facilities and many shops.

#CoronavirusNewsDesk Merkel says that #COVID19 restrictions have to be tightened on unvaccinated people in public life and only those vaccinated should be allowed in outdoor facilities and that vaccinations could be made mandatory by February, the chancellor added.

A man walks past a placard which indicates the so-called 2G rule (vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19) for the Christmas market in the city of Dortmund, western Germany on December 1, 2021.
So-called 2G policies will be enforced across the country

Seventy-nine cases of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 have been reported in 15 European countries so far, according to the EU’s European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

Germany’s fourth wave of Covid is its most severe so far, with another 388 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours. 

There is also growing concern about the spread of the Omicron variant, which EU health officials warn is likely to cause over half of all Covid cases in the next few months.

Mrs Merkel said hospitals were stretched to the point of patients having to be moved to different areas for treatment. “The fourth wave must be broken and this has not yet been achieved.”

“Given the situation, I think it is appropriate to adopt compulsory vaccination,” she said, while making clear that this would have to be approved by parliament.

Her successor Olaf Scholz, who is expected to take over as chancellor next Wednesday, had already said he backed the move, which would come a few weeks later than a similar Austrian law. Berlin Mayor Michael Müller said the vast majority of Covid cases were down to unvaccinated people.

The new measures are not described as a lockdown on the unvaccinated, although outgoing Health Minister Jens Spahn spoke earlier of a “quasi lockdown”.

Some German states already operate so-called 2G policies, and these will now become nationwide – 2G stands for genesen (recovered in the past six months) or geimpft (vaccinated). 

Under the measures agreed by Germany’s 16 states and federal leaders:

  • Unvaccinated people will be limited to meetings with their own household and two other people
  • The 2G rule will be enforced at restaurants and cultural venues and non-essential shops
  • Clubs will shut in areas where 350 cases have been recorded per 100,000 people in the past seven days – the national rate is over 400
  • Up to 30 million vaccinations will be carried out by Christmas – first, second or boosters
  • Outdoor events, including Bundesliga football, will have limited crowds of 15,000 and 2G rules
  • Fireworks on New Year’s Eve will be banned

While vaccinations have been stepped up in Germany – with almost a million carried out on Wednesday alone – only 68.7% of the population has been vaccinated, a relatively low rate for Western Europe.

#AceHealthDesk report …………..Published: Dec.05: 2021:

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(BERLIN) LATEST: NORD STREAM -2 REPORT: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany will be headed by co-chairman of the Green Party Annalena Berbok who opposes the pipeline #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.29: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany will be headed by co-chairman of the Green Party Annalena Berbok.

#AceDailyNews says for the first time, the ‘German Foreign Ministry’ will be headed by a woman: she openly opposes Nord Stream-2 said about it on Twitter on November 25 the acting wrote. Minister of Foreign Affairs Gaiko Maas…..

10:24, 27.11.21 – UNIAN: Red Square Maiden Nov.27, 2021:

On November 24, the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), the Soyuz-90 / Greens, and the Free Democratic Party presented a coalition agreement .

Burbock has repeatedly reaffirmed her tough stance on Russia

“Congratulations, dear Annaleno Burbock! When you become Minister of Foreign Affairs, the department will be headed by a woman for the first time. After 151 years, that is the time! Representing Germany in the world is both an honor and a challenge. All the best!” Maas turned to his successor.

According to DW , Burbock repeatedly reaffirmed her tough stance on Russia during the election campaign, and recently expressed solidarity with the Memorial organization, which the Russian government wants to eliminate.

Burbock is also known to oppose the Nord Stream-2 project and recently called for a license not to operate it.

At the same time, according to journalists, before Burbock took office, he still had to weaken his criticism of the Russian gas pipeline, which is confirmed by the coalition agreement between the new German government.

Burbock supported Ukraine’s aspirations to join the EU, but only after the deoccupation of parts of Donbass and Crimea. In addition, the new German Foreign Minister considers Ukraine’s ambitions to become a NATO member “unrealistic” so far.

The position of the new German coalition on Ukraine

The agreement states that the new government will support Ukraine’s move towards membership in the European Union. Germany also intends to deepen its energy partnership with Ukraine, in particular in the fields of renewable energy and hydrogen production.

The candidate for the post of Chancellor of Germany is Olaf Scholz (SPD).

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(BERLIN) Nord Stream2 Report: The German side is coordinating actions on the project with the American counterparts, while refusing to comment on new U.S. sanctions introduced against the gas pipeline #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.25: Sasse recalled that on July 21, Germany and the U.S. approved a joint statement in which she says a “constructive solution” was found to the issue of Nord Stream 2, Russia’s gas pipeline laid to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea, thus bypassing Ukraine.

#AceDailyNews says the comment came as Spokeswoman for Germany’s Foreign Ministry, Andrea Sasse, at a briefing on Wednesday answered journalists’ questions about the strengthening of U.S. sanctions against the pipeline, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

Berlin coordinating actions on Nord Stream 2 with Washington
November 24, 2021: 24.11.2021 16:07

The United States earlier added to its Nord Stream 2-related sanctions list another company and a vessel, Transadria Ltd. and Marlin, respectively.

“Since then, we have been working intensively on the implementation of this joint statement and regularly coordinating actions at various levels,” said the diplomat. At the same time, she stopped short of comment on Washington’s latest steps.

The U.S. Department of State stressed that along with the restrictions, the U.S. administration imposed sanctions on a total of eight individuals and 17 vessels under PEESA (Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act) in the context of the Russian gas pipeline project.

The German Federal Network Agency, which is in the process of certifying the pipe, suspended the procedure on November 16. The German regulator also granted requests applied by Naftogaz of Ukraine and Gas TSO of Ukraine LLC to participate in the Nord Stream 2 certification.

It should be recalled that the construction of Nord Stream 2 was completed in early September 2021.

(c)UKRINFORM 2021:

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Nov.25: 2021:

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(BERLIN) #Coronavirus Report: Angela Merkel told leaders of her conservative party that measures being taken to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Europe’s biggest economy were insufficient and that stronger action needed to be taken #AceNewsDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Nov.24: Case numbers in Germany have been soaring, especially among the elderly whose first two shots of COVID-19 vaccine were at the start of the year, and among children that are not eligible for inoculation…..

#CoronavirusNewsDesk says Germany’s Merkel urges tougher measures to battle 4th wave of #COVID19 as cases SURGE and we are in a highly dramatic situation. What is in place now is not sufficient,” she told CDU leaders in a meeting, according to two participants according to November: 22, 20216:52 PM GMT:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens to students during her visit at the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies, in Berlin, Germany, November 22, 2021. Markus Schreiber/Pool via REUTERS

Germany reported 30,643 new cases of #COVID19 on Monday and 62 deaths, with an incidence – the number of cases per 100,000 people over a week – of 386.5, a 15th consecutive day of record numbers.

Some 79% of adults in Germany have had two shots of COVID-19 vaccine, but only 7.5% have received booster shots so far, as the total number of coronavirus deaths in Germany approaches 100,000.

Germany has already decided to limit large parts of public life in areas where hospitals are becoming full of COVID-19 patients to those who have either been vaccinated or have recovered from the illness. read more 

But Merkel said neither those measures nor a higher uptake of vaccinations would be enough to halt the rapid rise of infections in the short run. She called on Germany’s 16 federal states to decide tough measures by Wednesday.

Neighbouring Austria imposed a full COVID-19 lockdown on Monday, and German acting Health Minister Jens Spahn warned on Friday that Germany may follow. read more 

Reuters: Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Jon Boyle and Emelia Sithole-Matarise

#AceHealthDesk report ……….Published: Nov.24: 2021:

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(BERLIN) JUST IN: A Russian diplomat was found dead last month outside the country’s embassy in the German capital, it has emerged according to local media #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.06: Germany’s foreign ministry confirmed the man’s death but would not give further details. Police in Berlin have not publicly commented on the death, which was reported for the first time on Friday…..

#AceDailyNews says according to Die Spiegel Website Report: The man’s body was discovered on the pavement on 19 October by police guarding the Berlin compound and he had apparently fallen from an upper floor, but it was unclear how, it added: Germany has accused Russia of ordering the murder.

The Russian embassy in Berlin
The man was found dead on the pavement outside the Russian embassy in Berlin

Russia’s embassy called the death of the diplomat – who has not been officially named – a “tragic accident”.

Reports say the man was 35 years old and was listed as a second secretary of the Russian embassy.

Investigative website Bellingcat said it had used open source data to establish the man was the son of the deputy director of the Second Service of Russia’s FSB intelligence agency.

It has previously linked the Second Service to the murder of Georgian national and former Chechen rebel commander Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, who was shot in the head in a Berlin park in August 2019. 

Second Service officials have also been linked to the poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny in 2020. 

According to Der Spiegel, the Russian embassy did not agree to a post-mortem examination following the diplomat’s death last month.

In a statement, the embassy said “procedures related to repatriating the diplomat’s body… were promptly settled with responsible German law-enforcement and medical authorities in accordance with current practices”.

It said it considered “speculations which have appeared in a number of Western media” over the diplomat’s death “to be absolutely incorrect”.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Nov.07: 2021:

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(BERLIN) JUST IN: Two former German soldiers have been arrested on suspicion of trying to form a terrorist mercenary force to fight in Yemen’s civil war, prosecutors say #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.21: They allegedly planned to recruit up to 150 men for a private army made up of former police officers and soldiers: They wanted to offer their services to Saudi Arabia’s government for illegal missions in Yemen, prosecutors said.

#AceDailyNews says according to BBC World Ex-German soldiers were arrested over alleged terror plot in Yemen’s war Arend-Adolf G and Achim A face terrorism charges after police raids in southern Germany on Wednesday.

Armed Yemeni tribesmen loyal to the Houthi rebels sit in the back of an armed vehicle
Prosecutors say the accused wanted to fight in Yemen, which has been gripped by civil war for years

In a statement, federal prosecutors outlined extensive and serious allegations against the two “ringleaders”, who had “military knowledge and skills”.

Yemen has been racked by a civil war between the Saudi Arabia-backed internationally recognised government and the armed Houthi movement since 2014.

Saudi Arabia entered the civil war in 2015 shortly after the capture of the capital, Sanaa, by the Houthis, who are supported by Iran.

The accused former soldiers wanted Saudi Arabia to finance their private operations in Yemen, prosecutors in Germany said. The men tried to approach Saudi Arabian government agencies but they received no response and their efforts were unsuccessful.

The prosecutors allege that Arend-Adolf G and Achim A decided to set up a mercenary force under their exclusive command at the start of 2021. They planned to pay each member of their unit a wage of about €40,000 (£33,700; $46,400) a month for their services, prosecutors said.

Arend-Adolf G had allegedly already tried to recruit at least seven people.

Germany’s Spiegel magazine, which first reported the arrests, said the mercenary force was supposed to attack and capture areas held by the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Arend-Adolf G and Achim A “expected civilians to be killed and injured in connection with fighting” in Yemen, prosecutors said. 

Prosecutors also suspect the accused men wanted to advertise their military service for deployments in other conflicts.

Citing sources, Spiegel said a tip from Germany’s Military Counter-Intelligence Service (MAD) put the investigators on the trail of the men.

One of the accused was arrested in Munich and the other in Germany’s south-western Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district. Their apartments in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg were searched.

The former soldiers are expected to appear in court on Wednesday for a hearing about pre-trial detention.

#AceNewsDesk report ………………Published: Oct.20: 2021:

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(BERLIN) Havana Syndrome Report: German police are investigating several cases of the mysterious illness believed to have affected around 200 U.S. officials and family members worldwide, at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.09: The syndrome – a set of ailments that includes migraines, nausea, memory lapses and dizziness – came to public attention in 2016 after dozens of diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, complained of the symptoms.

#AceDailyNews says according to Reuters Berlin police are investigating ‘Havana syndrome’ cases at U.S. embassy after family members have been affected worldwide …..

Reuters:

In response to a report by the news magazine Der Spiegel, Berlin police said they had since August been investigating an “alleged sonic weapon attack on employees of the U.S. Embassy”, but declined to provide further information.

There was no immediate comment from the embassy.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………………Published: Oct.09: 2021:

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(BERLIN) JUST IN: A 29-year-old Afghan citizen who has lived in Germany since 2016 attacked two people with a knife – a 58-year-old gardener in a local park and a 66-year-old bystander #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.08: A 58-year-old woman and a 66-year-old man were injured: Police say an Afghan citizen attacked the gardener because he believes a woman should not do such work. A bystander was injured after rushing to the woman’s aid.

#AceDailyNews says that in Berlin, an Afghan citizen attacked people with a knife and this was reported by the Express with reference to the information of German law enforcement officers.

The attacker may have mental health problems / photo ua.depositphotos.com
Sept.05, 2021: The attacker may have mental health problems / photo ua. depositphotos.com

Both victims were seriously injured and hospitalised: Berlin police said the attacker may have mental health problems. In addition, law enforcement is studying the option of religious motivation to commit this crime…..

In a statement, the force said the suspect approached the 58-year-old woman and reportedly attacked her because he did not believe a woman should be doing such a job.

The man is then said to have stabbed the gardener several times in the neck, leaving her with serious injuries.

A 66-year-old man saw the attack unfold and “rushed” to help the woman, German police said.

The suspect is said to have then attacked the Good Samaritan – also leaving him with serious injuries, a police statement claimed.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.08: 2021:

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(GERMANY) #Coronavirus Report: Anti-lockdown protestors took too the streets on Saturday under the banner ‘We are the people ‘ as others march in counter protest #AceHealthDesk

#AceHealthReport – Aug.29: Protesters filled the German capital again on Saturday to demonstrate against the government’s #Covid19 measures, despite bans against several gatherings.

#CoronavirusNewsDesk says Anti-lockdown protests erupt on streets of Berlin: ‘We are the people’ as a counter protest that drew in thousands also took place in favor of the restrictions

12 hours ago

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Police had banned nine planned demonstrations for Saturday, including one from the Stuttgart-based Querdenker movement, the most visible anti-lockdown movement in Germany, which united a disparate mix of those opposing vaccinations, coronavirus deniers and right-wing extremists. A court ruled in favor of allowing one event, planned for 500 people, on Saturday and Sunday.

Still, like the last round of protests in early August, thousands ignored the bans and turned out to voice their opposition to government measures. With chants of “We are the people!” the protesters made their way through Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg and Mitte neighborhoods.

People, most of them wearing masks, dance behind a truck as they attend a demonstration named 'Train of Love' in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. 

More than 2,000 police officers were stationed around the city to respond to those who showed up despite the bans. At one protest Saturday evening in Mitte, German media reported that police used pepper spray to disperse a crowd unwilling to leave once the protest had ended. The crowd eventually thinned as it began to rain.

Meanwhile, a counter-protest complete with techno music drew a crowd of several thousand as well. Those demonstrators back government restrictions to slow the spread of the virus and oppose the Querdenker movement, stressing Berlin’s diversity and advocating for more social cohesion.

Berlin police said they dispersed the counter-protesters when the crowd became too big to allow for social distancing.

The Saturday protests came amid a debate in Germany about whether to impose restrictions on unvaccinated people, a question taking on more urgency as daily infections rise. Germany reported 10,303 new daily infections on Saturday, up more than 2,000 since last week.

Similar protests took place in Berlin in early August, which ended in clashes with police and hundreds of people detained.

#AceHealthDesk report ……..Published: Aug.29: 2021:

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(LONDON) LATEST: Scotland Yard says British Metropolitan police are investigating an employee of the British Embassy in Germany suspected of spying for Russia #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.17: A 57-year-old British citizen David Smith was detained on Tuesday, August 10, following a joint investigation by British and German police. He is not a diplomat, but a private person hired as a security guard at the British Embassy in Berlin…..

#AceDailyNews says volunteers have noticed a shoulder patch of ‘Somali Terrorist Formation’ at the house of the detained Briton who was spying for Russia: We will certainly draw the attention of our law enforcement officers to this fact. If they see any clue in this, I am convinced that an appropriate investigation will be carried out” Dmytro Kuleba said at an online briefing on Friday, August 13……

August 15 2021

UK-Germany joint investigation of agent Smith among other things, the Prosecutor’s Office of the Federal Republic of Germany stated that David Smith was suspected of selling documents obtained in the course of his work at the embassy to a representative of the Russian intelligence services: “

In addition, photographs of the detainee’s apartment were published in several media outlets. Many of those who studied these photographs noticed only the shoulder patch of the disbanded Ukrainian riot police unit Berkut which earned infamy for brutal crackdown on the EuroMaidan protesters in 2013 and 2014.

First reaction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine to the investigation and certain things of David Smith

According to media reports, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba intends to draw the attention of the Ukrainian law enforcement authorities to the souvenir shoulder patch of the Berkut unit found in the apartment of the Briton detained in Germany.

The minister also noted that the discovered Berkut patch is apparently a souvenir, and he sees “no compelling reason to conduct any special investigation into the presence of a Berkut shoulder patch”.

Signs of contact between the detained Briton and Russian terrorists

However, the most interesting item on the shelf in David Smith’s apartment was overlooked by diplomats and journalists. InformNapalm volunteers spotted the shoulder patch of the 1st Separate Battalion Tactical Group Somali, which is part of the hybrid Russian forces in Donbas. This unit is also used by the Russian military command to rotate snipers from regular units of the Russian Army to the combat zone in Ukraine.

Complementing the data of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, volunteers of InformNapalm volunteer intelligence community, in turn, believe that the presence of the Somali battalion shoulder patch is a much more significant sign of a possible contact of the detained British citizen with Russian terrorists and intelligence services than all other memorabilia, including a mug with the flag of Novorossiya, which is also visible on the left on the shelf of the closet in his apartment.

We also recommend the British and German law enforcement officers and other interested parties to look through archived OSINT study of InformNapalm, which is available in 7 languages, including English and German:

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.17: 2021:

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(LONDON) LATEST: British spy suspect named for first time after arrest in Germany over links to Russia #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.13: A British embassy security man in Berlin has been arrested on suspicion of spying for Russian intelligence, it has been revealed.

#AceDailyNews UPDATE: EXCLUSIVE: British embassy security spying suspect David Smith, 57, has been arrested in Berlin in a joint operation involving elite ‘spy catchers’ from MI5: We published out reported MET Report on Wednesday that Metropolitan Police said officers from the force’s Counter Terrorism Command – which investigates alleged breaches of the Official Secrets Act – are liaising with their German counterparts who are leading the investigation.

British Embassy in Berlin, Germany
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Suspect traitor , David Smith, 57, was seized on Tuesday in a joint operation by British Counter Terror Command and German security operatives.

Elite “spy catchers” from the British security service MI5 played a major role in investigating Smith in the weeks before his arrest.

On Wednesday night the MI5 counter-intelligence operators were assessing whether Smith may have compromised British embassy security.

But the arrest is a major breakthrough for British intelligence against the Kremlin’s ruthless espionage experts who have been targeting British embassy workers worldwide.

Smith was arrested suspected of selling secret documents from the embassy to Russian spies for money and is thought to have come under suspicion from MI5.

Sources said the operation to arrest him was “intelligence-led” and took several weeks.A policeman stands outside the British Embassy in Berlin on Wednesday after authorities announced the arrest (

It is not known which Kremlin agency could have led the recruitment operation on Smith but the feared GRU have been active in Germany – as have Moscow’s foreign service the SVR.

The German Federal Prosecutor’s Office confirmed the arrested man is suspected of selling documents to “a representative of a Russian intelligence service.”

The man was arrested in the city of Potsdam, to the south-west of Berlin and is being held under German law on suspicion of engaging in “intelligence agent activity”.

Yesterday searches were carried out at his Potsdam home and at his workplace.A police car stays outside the British Embassy in Berlin following revelations of the arrest (Image:Getty Images)

The German Foreign Ministry said it is taking the case “very seriously” and that any espionage activity against an allied state on German soil is “unacceptable.”

A UK Government spokesman said the suspect had been “contracted to work for the Government”, while German prosecutors said he had been working as a “local employee” at the embassy.

In a statement, the German Federal Prosecutor’s Office said he is suspected of having worked for a foreign secret service since at least November last year.

The statement said: “On at least one occasion he forwarded documents obtained in the course of his professional activities to a representative of a Russian intelligence service.

“In return for providing information, the accused received cash in a previously unknown amount.”

He was due to appear before an investigating judge at the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe on Wednesday.

The Metropolitan Police said: “The man was arrested in the Berlin area on suspicion of committing offences relating to being engaged in ‘intelligence agent activity’ (under German law).

“Primacy for the investigation remains with German authorities. Officers from the Counter Terrorism Command continue to liaise with German counterparts as the investigation continues.”

A UK Government spokesman said: “An individual who was contracted to work for the Government was arrested yesterday by the German authorities.

“It would not be appropriate to comment further as there is an ongoing police investigation.” 

The arrest comes at a time of continuing tensions between the UK and Russia which have been building for a number of years.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Aug.13: 2021:

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(LONDON) JUST IN: MET Terrorist Command Report: A 57-year old British national was arrested by German authorities on Tues.10 Aug: 2021 as part of a joint investigation with German counterparts #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.11: Primacy for the investigation remains with German authorities. Officers from the Counter Terrorism Command continue to liaise with German counterparts as the investigation continues…..

#AceDailyNews reports that an arrest has been made in Berlin as part of joint investigation on suspicion of committing offences relating to being engaged in ‘Intelligence Agent activity’ (under German law) the statement read

Aug 11, 2021 09:52 BST

+ The Met’s Counter Terrorism Command is responsible for investigating allegations and matters relating to alleged breaches of the Official Secrets Act.

German authorities are in charge of the investigation, but officers will continue to work with German counterparts, the police said.

The man is due to appear before an investigating judge on Wednesday.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Aug.11: 2021:

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(BERLIN) Nord Stream 2 Report: According to latest information the pipeline is 99.9% built already and Germany will not block it #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.04: According to the agency, the German authorities will focus on the European Union imposing sanctions on Russia…

#AceDailyNews says that Germany will not block Nord Stream 2 if Russia tries to use the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline as a geopolitical weapon, Germany will not block it and will rely on European Union to impose sanctions …..

Veth: Published: Aug.03, 2021

German authorities will focus on EU sanctions against Russia / Illustration REUTERS

UNIAN: The Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline is already 99% built.German authorities will focus on EU sanctions against Russia / Illustration REUTERS

Sanctions may be imposed in response to the Kremlin’s aggressive actions, but the authors say the pipeline is unlikely to be restricted.

According to the agency, Berlin’s unwillingness to take action against Russia at the national level may further exacerbate criticism of the pipeline agreement in the US Congress.

(C)UNIAN 2021

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Aug.04: 2021:

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