Germany Cables





the US spied on German Chancellery for Decades
- Reuters:
LINK ¤ REUTERS

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  • "the NSA spied on German chancellery - for decades !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the NSA targeted for long-term surveillance 125 phone numbers - of top German officials !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "three NSA intercepts of Merkel's conversations - were published !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and data that listed telephone numbers - for the chancellery !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the aides - the office - and even the fax machine !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the names associated with some of the targets indicate - that spying on the Chancellery !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "includes staff of Gerhard Schroeder - in office from 1998 to 2002 !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the intercepts released detailed communications from Merkel in 2009 - on the international financial crisis !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the spying row has also been stirred by allegations - that the Chancellery gave the German BND foreign intelligence agency a green light !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to help the NSA spy - on European firms and officials !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NSA targeted the German Federal Agency - WikiLeaks: LINK ¤ WIKILEAKS

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  • "the target list includes almost two dozen targeted telephone numbers - at the federal agency !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that serves the executive office of the Chancellor - surrounding the Chancellor in a web of surveillance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the list of selectors that are targeted include several cell phone numbers - a number for Merkel that was in use through 2013 !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the number for the head of the Chancellery - and therefore ultimately in charge of the BND - is also on the list !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "many of the targeted numbers are - for top officials and advisors !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "handling the Economic and Financial Policy at the Chancellery - Division 4 !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and Foreign Affairs and Security Policy - Division 2 !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it is also noteworthy that the list includes targets at Division 6 - responsible for co-ordination of the intelligence service of the German Federation !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "former department head of a unit of Foreign and Security Policy at the Chancellery - was targeted !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "as was the mobile number for Bernard Kotch - Deputy Head of the Federal Chancellery Office !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the list has been updated for more than a decade - after it was standardised in 2002 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "however, a close study of the list shows that it has evolved from an earlier target list - extending back to the 1990s !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Merkel must act - Spiegel online: LINK ¤ SPIEGEL ONLINE

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  • "following the latest revelations about surveillance by the United States - on the German government and media !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it is high time - for Merkel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to take action - against the systematic spying !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the German-American friendship - no longer exists !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "perhaps it had been an illusion - perhaps the US pulled away over the course of time !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as new documents show, the NSA has been systematically spying - on much of the German government !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the spies not only listened in on Merkel's private conversations - about sensitive political issues !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the NSA also bugged ministries - ministerial offices and other government agencies !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "not even journalism was sacred to the Americans - at least not in Germany !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the US began systematically spying on the German government - at least since 1999 !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it wasn't security that concerned them - instead they tried to pursue their own interests !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "unscrupulously had been vying for slight political advantages - in diplomatic dealings !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Merkel permitted the principles that characterize open - and democratic societies !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to be compromised !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


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Stand together for a tolerant and open-minded Germany
- the Guardian:
LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "politicians linked arms in a symbol of solidarity - next to the Brandenburg Gate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the rally’s central message is - to be tolerant and open-minded !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "crowds at the rally wore badges with the slogan - "Zusammenstehen, Gesicht Zeigen"  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "stand together - show your face !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

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Helmut Kohl - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "interview transcripts of Helmut Kohl showed him - in less than charitable mood !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "towards the East German civil rights activists - who helped bring down the Berlin Wall 25 years ago !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Kohl said:  "it would be wrong to pretend that the Holy Ghost - had suddenly descended over Leipzig !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "in reference to the 1989 protests that saw hundreds of thousands of citizens - take to the street !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "about Merkel Kohl said:  "Ms. Merkel couldn’t even hold her - fork and knife properly !!!!!!!!!!!!""

 

 

 

 

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  • "she loitered at state dinners so - that I had to repeatedly tell her - to pull herself together !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Kohl transcripts show - an embittered man !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "whereas the social democratic Willy Brandt - and Helmut Schmidt !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "enjoy reputations - as cosmopolitan statesman !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 



 

 

 


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former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "up to this day, Helmut Schmidt remains dubious - about the value of the security services !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Schmidt says it would help - for the Eurozone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "if Germany reduces more - the account surplus !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "( by investing more !!!!!!!!!!!! ) - ( and with higher wages !!!!!!!!!!!! )"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "if you have - a surplus ?!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "you either have to revalue - your currency !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "or, if you can't do that - because of the Euro !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "you have to find other ways - of reducing it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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World Economic Council - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09BERLIN159

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  • "just as there is the UN Security Council - for security issues !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "we need a "World Economic Council" - for economic issues !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck criticizes - unbridled capitalism !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and calls for constraining it - at the international level !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Banking Regulation - US cable - 2008: LINK ¤ 08BERLIN161

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  • "Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck from the SPD - comments the US financial crisis !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and calls for measures to prevent similar turbulences - in the future !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Steinbrueck vents his anger over the careless behavior - of banks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and calls for regulation - that goes beyond the Basel II accord !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that requires more equity - for risk-intense financial activities !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he feels vindicated, having warned that lacking transparency - in the international financial system !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "makes it vulnerable - to crisis !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the financial players, and banks were only able - to do these risky transactions !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "because they could keep the risks - off their balance sheets !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we have to close - this accounting loophole !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 



 

 

 

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Financial Rescue Package
- US cable - 2008: LINK ¤ 08FRANKFURT3103

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  • "the "financial market stabilization fund" guarantees - 400 billion euros in loans between banks !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and uses 80 billion euros - for capital injections !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Financial Reform - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09BERLIN354

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  • "the lax financial oversight and regulation are root causes - of the current financial crisis !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "there must be a new and improved - financial architecture !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Finance Ministry State Secretary Joerg Asmussen decries - the current situation !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "as not a crisis in the system - but a crisis of the system !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the solution, championed by Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck - from the social democratic party !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "is to tame financial markets - through an international regulatory !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and macro-prudential framework !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 




 

 

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SPD - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09BERLIN464

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  • "the Social Democratic Party conference - calls for new regulations for financial markets !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "for tax increases - on top earners !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a minimum wage - protection of jobs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the promotion of green technology - and renewable energy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier:  "it is time for responsibility - and common sense !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Green Party - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09BERLIN557

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  • "Green Party's national convention - calls for a "Green New Deal"  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "creating one million new jobs - through investment in environmental protection !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "education - and the social sector !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Green Party also vots for an hourly minimum wage - of 7.5 Euros !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and calls for higher taxes - for the wealthy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "including an increase in the top tax bracket - and higher capital gains taxes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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President Koehler - US cable - 2009:
LINK ¤ 09BERLIN638

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  • "President Horst Koehler had won election - to a second five-year term !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "his term in office is marked by his condemnation - of the excesses of capitalism !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the financial expert says, that the international financial markets - have become a "monster"  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 




 

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Foreign Minister Steinmeier - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09BERLIN1118

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  • "Foreign Minister Steinmeier from the SPD - said he had fought hard for the Obama victory !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "he recalled that he had fights with Merkel - over having Obama !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "speak at the Brandenburg Gate - in mid-2008 !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "people are happy - that the "complicated period" with Bush - is over !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "important mistakes - have happened !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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NSA hörte das Bundeskanzleramt ab - der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "die NSA hat ein enges Überwachungsnetz - um das deutsche Kanzleramt gespannt !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "eine Liste mit 56 Telefonnummern wurde veröffentlicht - die von der NSA abgehört worden sind !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "darunter fallen die Anschlüsse zahlreicher Mitarbeiter - des Kanzleramts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "insgesamt reichen die Selektoren - so nennt man im Geheimdienstjargon die Telekommunikations-Merkmale von Zielpersonen !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "bis in die frühen 1990er-Jahre - zurück !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "auch Spitzenbeamte aus der rot-grünen Bundesregierung von 1998 bis 2002 - sind unter den Zielpersonen !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "darunter der frühere Leiter der außenpolitischen Abteilung, Michael Steiner - der ehemalige Kanzleramtsminister Bodo Hombach !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "sowie Ernst Uhrlau, der damals im Kanzleramt für die Aufsicht - über die Nachrichtendienste zuständig war !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "die NSA hat ein besonderes Interesse an den Bereichen Außenpolitik - und Sicherheitspolitik !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Wirtschaftspolitik und Finanzpolitik - sowie BND-Aufsicht gehegt !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "weiters wurden drei weitere hochgeheime Depeschen - veröffentlicht !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "die anhand der abgehörten Telefonate - erstellt worden waren !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "dabei handelt es sich etwa um die Zusammenfassung - eines Telefonats von Merkel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "und Gespräche über den Weltwährungsfonds - sowie den zur Euro-Stabilisierung eingerichteten EFSF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 







 

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Wege von Deutschland - Karl Aiginger: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "die gesamtwirtschaftlichen Löhne sind in Deutschland - deutlich unterdurchschnittlich gestiegen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "und die unbereinigte Lohnquote - ist gesunken !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "die Arbeitslosenquote war selbst nicht hoch - aber der Preis dafür waren das Entstehen eines Niedriglohnsektors !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "steigende Armutsgefährdung - und eine größere Lohnspreizung !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "die Armutsgefährdung ist seit 2000 von zehn - auf 16 Prozent gestiegen - nach Sozialtransfers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "die Spreizung der Löhne - gemessen an der Relation des höchsten Fünftels zum niedrigsten - ist von 3,5 auf 4,5 gestiegen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "im Gini-Koeffizienten, dem umfassenden Ungleichheitsindikator - hat sich Deutschland stark verschlechtert !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "vorteilhaft für Deutschland wäre es - wenn es die Investitionen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "für Umwelttechnologien - und Gebäudesanierung erhöht !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "die Reduktion der Lohnquote - die Lohnspreizung - und den Niedriglohnsektor zurücknimmt !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Investitionen zur Bekämpfung der gestiegenen Armut - zur Verbesserung des Bildungssystems - steigern die Nachfrage !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "das wäre eine "High Road" - um die Wohlfahrt zu erhöhen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!""

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "nebenbei würde dies in der Eurozone - ausgleichend wirken !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "aber primär ist es im Interesse - der Bevölkerung in Deutschland !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Federal Constitutional Court - Wikipedia EN:
LINK ¤ FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

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  • "the Federal Constitutional Court, Bundesverfassungsgericht, BVerfG - is the supreme constitutional court"

 

 

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  • "the Federal Constitutional Court often - protects the civil rights !!!!!!"

 

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