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Global Anti-Goverment Protests

Europe

EUROPE

  • GERMANY: People attend a protest rally in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin against the coronavirus restrictions in Germany. The protests came as German lawmakers debated a bill that would provide legal underpinning for the government to issue social distancing rules, require masks in public and to close stores.

SOURCE: FRESNOBEE

 

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Global Geopolitics

Europe

EUROPE

  • Poland fined Russia’s state-owned energy giant Gazprom $7.6 billion (6.5 billion euros) for building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany, saying the project hurts Polish consumers and increases Europe’s dependence on Russian imports. Gazprom said it will appeal the decision.

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EURASIA

  • Germany announced a set of Indo-Pacific policy guidelines, to allow Germany to make “an active contribution to shaping the international order in the Indo-Pacific.”  Germany recognizes that the growing strategic uncertainty in the Indo-Pacific—due both to China’s increasing assertiveness in the region and the American push back that this has engendered—is likely to have direct impact on Germany’s future prosperity and security.

SOURCE: THE DIPLOMAT

 

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Germany

GERMANY:

  • GERMANY: Right-wing extremists could use Protests against coronavirus lockdown measures in Germany for their own ends. “Right-wing extremists and Reichsbürger [members] succeeded in occupying a resonant space, creating powerful images and thus exploiting the heterogeneous protest events” (according to the Germany’s domestic security agency BfV).

SOURCE: DW

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Germany

GERMANY:

  • GERMANY: An estimated 38,000 people gathered in the German capital on Saturday to protest against the country’s coronavirus policies. Many of those involved sported clothing and flags associated with the far-right Reichsbürger movement, which denies the legitimacy of the modern German state.

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Germany

GERMANY:

  • GERMANY: Authorities in Berlin banned several protests planned for the weekend against coronavirus pandemic measures (the protests have drawn support from the German far right).

SOURCE: THE HINDUSTAN TIMES

 

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Europe (Nord Stream 2)

EUROPE:

  • NORD STREAM 2: Three powerful U.S. senators and the Trump administration want to halt Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline by imposing sanctions on a Baltic port that is supplying the project, which is 94 percent complete. The Trump Administration, supported by Poland and the Baltic nations, has long opposed the pipeline, seeing it as an instrument for Russian leverage over Germany, Ukraine and Central Europe.

SOURCE: THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

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Global Terrorism

Anti-Terrorism Actions (Germany)

ANTI-TERRORISM ACTIONS:

  • GERMANY: Police in the German state of Brandenburg have arrested a Syrian man suspected of being a member of two militant groups in Syria that are considered as foreign terrorist organizations by the German government.

SOURCE: DW

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Global Terrorism

Assaults/Attacks (Germany)

ASSAULTS/ATTACKS:

  • GERMANY: A 30-year-old Iraqi has caused a series of motorway crashes in Berlin, injuring six people, in what German prosecutors described as a deliberate act motivated by Islamic extremism.

SOURCE: TIMES OF ISRAEL

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Anti-Terrorism Actions (Lithuania)

ANTI-TERRORISM ACTIONS:

  • LITHUANIA: Lithuania bans Hezbollah members from entry the country. Lithuania says the move was in solidarity with the US, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands, who view Hezbollah in its entirety as a terror group. Israel has welcomed Lithuania’s decision.  

SOURCE: DW