Against refugees from Belarus: Poland is planning "solid, high barrier" at the limit

The situation on the Polish-Belarusian border is coming to a head. Poland’s parliament votes in favor of building a barrier to curb the flow of refugees. Foreign Minister Maas, meanwhile, accuses Belarusian ruler Lukashenko of being involved in organized crime. Poland’s parliament has approved the government’s plan to build a permanent fortification on the border […]

Brandenburg puts pressure on the Maas: "The problem is Belarus, the solution lies in the Kremlin"

Brandenburg’s Interior Minister Michael Stübgen has asked Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to take part in solving the problem of refugees arriving from Belarus. “A lot more has to happen here diplomatically, because we are dealing with hybrid warfare, with which Poland, Germany and the EU as a whole are supposed to be put under […]

Over 200 Afghans on board: the federal government starts another evacuation flight

The Federal Government continues to pursue its efforts to bring vulnerable Afghans to Germany. A charter flight with more than 200 people on board has now started in Pakistan. The mission remains “arduous and dangerous,” says Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. Another charter flight is on the way to Germany as part of the efforts to […]

"The penny fell at Maas": FDP criticizes Kramp-Karrenbauer for "Balance sheet debate"

The FDP defense politician Strack-Zimmermann criticized the Federal Defense Minister’s Afghanistan balance sheet debate with harsh words. “You don’t even start a debate between the day of the federal election and the constitution of parliament.” The FDP has sharply criticized the organization of a conference to account for the Afghanistan mission. “The balance sheet debate […]

After submarine dispute: meeting between the USA and France burst

The new Indo-Pacific Pact creates tension between France and the US. First the ambassador is withdrawn from Washington. Now a meeting of foreign ministers has fallen through. Heiko Maas rates the current developments as sobering – “not only for France”. Because of the dispute over a new security pact in the Indo-Pacific, a meeting of […]

Only "pure emergency aid": Maas pledges 100 million euros to Afghanistan

The people of Afghanistan are threatened with a humanitarian catastrophe. The Taliban’s takeover has made matters worse. Germany pledges 100 million euros at a UN donor conference. But there should only be more money under certain conditions. Germany pledged 100 million euros in aid at a support conference for Afghanistan. It is initially about humanitarian […]