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  • Envoy Sent to London: Berlin Denies Rift with UK over WWI Centenary

    08/20/2013 1:44:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | August 19, 2013 – 06:33 PM | Friederike Heine
    The German Foreign Ministry on Monday denied allegations that it was attempting to influence Britain’s plans to commemorate the 2014 centenary of the outbreak of World War I. A spokesman for the ministry confirmed reports that it had sent an envoy to London in early August to discuss the centenary ceremonies. But he added: “There was no intervention of any kind in how our friends and partners intend to shape their commemoration of World War I.” The Daily Telegraph reported on Sunday that the visit by Andreas Meitzner, a German diplomat tasked with coordinating European commemoration plans for the centenary,...