Germany's FM, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has said he is against Ukraine joining NATO. In an interview with Der Spiegel, he said he considers “that it is possible for NATO to have a partnership with Ukraine, but not membership.”
Police in Germany found a private nuclear-proof bunker made by a man who says he feared an attack from Russia. At least 140 different weapons were found in his “atomic safe” facility where he was planning to hide with his family.
Angela Merkel has criticized Vladimir Putin’s, apparent, strategy to spread Russia’s sphere of influence in Eastern Europe. The Chancellor doesn't acknowledge that Germany’s domination of Europe has been disastrous for some states.
Kiev and militias in E.Ukraine should continue a direct dialogue in the light of the national and local Donetsk and Lugansk elections, the Russian FM said after meeting his German counterpart. Both called for further implementation of the Minsk deal
The EU will “find ways” to keep Britain in the European Union, including curbing migrants claiming benefits, Germany's deputy finance minister, Steffen Kampeter, has said. He warned it would be “catastrophic” if Britain leaves the 28-nation bloc.
Germany says it is not going to loosen restrictions concerning its moratorium on fracking. A report in Der Spiegel had said the government was considering making it easier to extract shale gas and allow test drilling.
In an effort to fight neo-Nazis in Germany, a local charity group decided to raise funds to fight extremism by staging a charity walk. The twist? It's the hundreds of right-wingers who - by marching - will be raising money against themselves.
The history of sanctions shows that they are useless and harm the economy, so there is no reason to put them on Russia and the other way around, Marcus Pretzell, a German MEP from the Alternative for Germany party, told RT.