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  • The "Octoberfest Election" In Bavaria This Sunday Will Hit Angela Merkel And Her Allies Hard

    10/14/2018 5:30:27 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/12/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "He arrived in our hallowed German land. Because he can't get a lady, he helped himself to one with a knife" 14-year-old Ida Marie Muller's poem that caused a storm in Germany recently All expectations are of a sharp rebuke to Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union, in the Sunday October 14th state election in the southernmost state. The outrage over mass migration and the social consequences of it for Germany are boiling with the anti-mass immigration Alternative for Germany Party now polling as the second most popular party nationwide behind Merkel's party which is...
  • Bavarians vote in election that may spell doom for Merkel

    10/14/2018 12:38:21 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    Cnn.com ^ | October 14, 2018 | Atika Shubert
    Voters in the southern German state of Bavaria go to the polls on Sunday in a regional election that could shake the fragile coalition of Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. The Christian Social Union (CSU) -- a conservative sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrat Union (CDU) -- has dominated Bavarian politics for almost seven decades. Apart from a three-year period in the 1950s, the party has continuously governed the state since 1949. At this election, however, the CSU could lose votes to the anti-immigration, far-right Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) party and to the left-wing, environmentalist Greens.
  • It's tapped: Beer flows as Oktoberfest opens in Munich

    09/22/2018 6:00:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    AP ^ | September 22, 2018 | Staff
    The first keg has been tapped and the beer is flowing as the 185th Oktoberfest gets underway in Munich. Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap in the first keg on Saturday with two blows of a hammer and the cry of "O'zapft is" - "it's tapped." As tradition demands, he handed the first mug to Bavarian governor Markus Soeder, who declared that "the Oktoberfest is perhaps Bavaria's biggest and best calling card in the world." Around 6 million visitors are expected at the festival grounds in Munich before the Oktoberfest ends on Oct. 7. As in previous years, backpacks and...
  • Bavarian town votes against building mosque [Kaufbeuren]

    07/22/2018 9:14:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.23.2018 | av/es (KNA, DPA)
    In a local election on Sunday, the residents of Kaufbeuren, a small town in Bavaria, voted against providing public land for the construction of a mosque. At issue was the question of whether the city would provide the local branch of the nationally active Turkish-Islamic religious association DITIB with a 5,000 square meter (54,000 square foot) plot in an industrial area. At least 45 percent of the approximately 34,000 voters took part in the election. A minimum of a 20 percent turnout was necessary to make the vote valid. The city must now break off its negotiations with DITIB. According...
  • GERMANY BREAKING: Deal Cut Between Merkel And Seehofer For "Transit Centers" For Migrants

    07/02/2018 5:08:57 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 15 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/2/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "Horst Seehofer and the CSU have preformed a cheap bit of theater. The back and forth and the cancellation of his resignation as interior minister were all staged." Alternative for Germany Party co-leader parliamentary leader Alice Weidel comments even before the 'deal' was reported in Germany Alice Weidel of the AfD Party broke into a bit of a laugh when she spoke the words above to the media in Germany today and perhaps in the end, she got the story right even before it broke late tonight. The deal between the CDU and CSU parties involves 'transit centers' for migrants...
  • Report: Merkel secures deal with 14 EU nations on migrants

    06/30/2018 7:48:13 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    AP/Fox News ^ | June 30, 2018 | David Rising
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reportedly secured agreements with 14 European Union countries to rapidly return some asylum seekers as she seeks to end a schism in her government over migration policy. The countries included Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, which have all been harsh critics of Merkel's welcoming stance to migrants, as well as Belgium, France, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden. Top CSU lawmaker Markus Soeder, Bavaria's governor, on Saturday praised the EU agreement as more than his party had expected, but at the same time suggested that it left open the...
  • Future of Germany’s Angela Merkel in Question After Coalition Allies Reject Migration Deal

    07/01/2018 3:23:38 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 10 replies
    a CSU official told The Wall Street Journal that Mr. Seehofer, addressing senior party colleagues in Munich on Sunday, had labeled Friday’s deal as insufficient and not meeting the conditions he had set to postpone his proposed closure of Germany’s borders. While the deliberations continued, Mr. Seehofer’s comments appeared to steer Europe’s largest country toward a full-blown government crisis. Should Ms. Merkel fire Mr. Seehofer and end their respective parties’ seven-decade alliance, she would find her coalition without a majority in parliament. Mr. Seehofer would make an announcement later Sunday, the CSU official said, declining to say whether the party...
  • Opinion: Asylum row could bring down Angela Merkel's government

    06/14/2018 9:53:29 PM PDT · by pepsionice · 61 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 14 June 2016 | Jens Thurau
    A glaring rift has emerged between Angela Merkel's conservative CDU and its Bavarian CSU sister party over how to deal with asylum-seekers. The days of Germany's coalition government could be numbered.
  • German Interior Minister ‘Fully in Tune’ with Italy’s Salvini on Migration, Rows with Merkel

    06/13/2018 11:15:22 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 8 replies
    Breitbart UK ^ | 12 Jun 2018 | Liam Deacon
    German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has invited Italian populist leader Matteo Salvini to Berlin in order to discuss Europe’s border crisis. The pair has already spoken on the phone and are in “full harmony” on migration and security policies, according to a statement from the Italian Interior Ministry. Mr Seehofer is the leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) party of Bavaria, which has pushed for a cap on asylum seeker numbers and disagrees with ruling coalition partner Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) on the issue. Mr Salvini serves as Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister...
  • Thousands of deportations fail due to lack of papers [Germany]

    04/01/2018 11:43:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.02.2018 | Peter Hille
    Last year there were 65,000 people whose lack of travel documents prevented them being deported from Germany. Now, though, people who don’t cooperate in obtaining a new passport will be punished. In 2014, John O. (not his real name) received a letter informing him that his application for asylum had been rejected. John O., then 41, is from Nigeria. At that point, he had already been living in Germany for three years. The immigration authority wants to deport John O. — but it can’t, because he has no passport. He says it was stolen. There’s no way of sending someone...
  • Paris Attacks: German Police Arrested Man Enroute to France

    11/14/2015 6:34:18 AM PST · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 11/14/2015 6:06am PST | Scott Roxborough
    German media reports say it is not yet clear if the man, caught with a car full of guns and explosives a week before the attacks, had any ties to the terrorists. A man arrested by German police last week has become the focus of media attention and speculation that he may be an accomplice of the group that carried out the terror attacks in Paris on Friday night. Police in Rosenheim in southern Germany arrested the 51-year-old man on Nov. 5. after stopping him at a routine checkpoint and searching his car, German media reported. Police discovered a cache...
  • 300 hospitalised after Paris attacks, 80 in 'critical' condition

    11/14/2015 6:47:23 AM PST · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    TimesLive.co.za/ AFP ^ | 14 November, 2015
    -excerpt- A man arrested in Germany's southern state of Bavaria in early November after guns and explosives were found in his car may be linked to Friday's deadly assault in Paris, Bavaria's state premier said on Saturday. -excerpt- A spokesman for the Bavarian police said they arrested the 51-year-old on Nov. 5 on a motorway near the town of Rosenheim after investigators found eight machine guns, several handguns and explosives in his VW Golf.
  • How a rise in sex crimes in Bavaria has opened a debate about women’s rights

    09/20/2017 9:44:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 September 2017 12:08 CEST+02:00
    Last Wednesday the Bavarian interior ministry released statistics that made for sobering reading. In the first half of 2017 some 685 sex crimes were recorded in Bavaria, a rise of 48 percent on the same period in 2016. Of these crimes, 126 had suspects who had arrived in Germany as asylum seekers. The figures showed that sex crimes with asylum seekers as suspects jumped by 91 percent in a year. While the large majority (71 percent) of suspects were Germans, people who had come to the country seeking asylum made up 11 percent of all suspects, a figure disproportionate to...
  • Beer we go! Damp start does not deter Oktoberfest

    09/16/2017 4:21:12 PM PDT · by DFG · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 09/16/2017 | Charlie Bayliss
    Revellers from across the world braved the rain as they made their way to the annual Oktoberfest in Munich for the start of the famous German event. The world's most famous beer festival, which kicked off today and runs until October 3, is expected to welcome more than six million people to the Bavarian capital over course of the event. Both locals and tourists alike were greeted with downpours as they made their way to the Theresienwiese, an open space in the Munich which is used to host Oktoberfest, but partygoers soon seemed to perk up as the event officially...
  • Bavaria moots unlimited preventive custody for terror suspects

    02/28/2017 8:13:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.28.2017 | Ben Knight
    The conservative government in Bavaria is preparing a radical alteration to the state’s preventive custody laws that would allow judges to set their own limits on the incarceration of “dangerous persons,” rather than stick to the 14 days that German law currently allows. The bill, which has already been approved by the Bavarian cabinet, is part of a new “anti-terror” package designed to improve surveillance of people security forces deem “Gefährder” (a term used by the intelligence agencies literally meaning “endangerer”). […] The measures include extending police powers to search and keep tabs on potential suspects. But the proposal to...
  • ‘Tolls are coming’ to Germany’s autobahns

    11/20/2016 11:52:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Politico.eu ^ | November 4, 2016 | Janosch Delcker
    BERLIN — German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt’s political future is tied to the success of imposing a toll on foreign drivers using the country’s autobahns, and despite being slapped down by the European Commission he isn’t giving up on the idea.“The tolls are coming,” Dobrindt told the Bild newspaper on Friday, following news that the EU and Germany are about to settle their dispute over introducing the payments. “I am confident that we will be able to close negotiations with the EU Commission on a positive note in November.”Dobrindt told reporters he expected tolls to come into effect after national...
  • Is Nazism On The Rise In Germany? Reichburger Movement Rejects Government, Attacking Police

    10/28/2016 9:43:06 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 25 October 2016 | Marcy Kreiter
    Officials in the German region of Bavaria are asking for increased surveillance of the Reichsburger — Reich Citizens — movement, whose members do not recognize the authority of the German state, following two attacks on police this week. Germany’s domestic intelligence services estimate 100 active members in the far-right movement although there may be a few hundred more hangers-on. This week’s attacks left a 32-year-old police officer dead. Bavarian officials said the government has shifted too much focus to Islamic terrorists, neglecting right-wing groups, amid rising xenophobia, anti-foreigner sentiment and increased neo-Nazi propaganda. “Bavaria has not previously witnessed such a...
  • Germany: Man spent decades at parents' home, now in hospital

    10/05/2016 12:48:27 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Oct. 5, 2016 | AP
    A 43-year-old man who lived in isolation at his parents' home in Bavaria for three decades has been taken to a psychiatric hospital and German police are investigating whether his parents did anything wrong.
  • German Politician Supports Arming Citizens to Defend Against Wave of Muslim Refugees!

    08/23/2016 8:04:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Tim Brown
    The leader of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has had enough of her country being under attack by Muslim migrants that have been allowed to invade her country by Angela Merkel’s insane policies. Following violent attacks, some specifically sexual in nature, Frauke Petry backed the arming of the German people against the Muslims. Yahoo News reports:
  • Germany: “We have substantial reports that among the refugees are hit squads”

    08/11/2016 4:34:06 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 28 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 08/11/2016 | Robert Spencer
    Hit squads linked with ISIS terrorists have infiltrated Germany camouflaged as refugees, the head of Bavaria’s intelligence service warns. citing “irrefutable evidence” of planned attacks in the country in the wake of recent assaults by migrants. “We have to accept that we got hit squads and sleeper cells here in Germany,” Manfred Hauser, vice-president of Bavaria’s department of the Office for the Protection of Constitution (BfV) told BBC Radio 4. His agency is now looking into hundreds of potential cases of terrorists who made their way to Germany disguised as refugees. “We have substantial reports that among the refugees are...