Artists Scrutinize Nazi Family Past of Julia Stoschek

As word circulated of a link between Julia Stoschek’s fortune and forced labor in World War II, some began questioning the ethics of working with the billionaire art patron.

#art, #brose-max-1884-1968, #collectors-and-collections, #germany, #high-net-worth-individuals, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #stoschek-julia, #stoschek-julia-collection, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Ukraine War’s Latest Victim? The Fight Against Climate Change.

As leaders of the Group of 7 gather in Germany, the scramble to replace Russian fossil fuels is raising concerns that hard-won climate targets will be missed.

#bavaria-germany, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #germany, #global-warming, #group-of-seven, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine, #yellen-janet-l

Amy Gutman’s Father Fled the Nazis. She’s the New U.S. Ambassador to Germany.

For Amy Gutmann, a respected democracy scholar, her role as President Biden’s envoy to Germany is not a job, “it’s a mission,” one both professional and personal.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #content-type-personal-profile, #germany, #gutmann-amy, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #university-of-pennsylvania

Russia Cuts Gas Flows as Europe Races to Stock Up for Winter

The routine summer practice of filling Europe’s natural gas tanks has become a battle after Russia cut deliveries by more than half.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #gazprom, #germany, #natural-gas, #netherlands, #nord-stream-ag, #pipelines, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

As European Leaders Visit Kyiv, Putin Cuts Their Gas Supply

At a critical moment in the war, Russia is strategically reducing gas flows to drive up prices and hurt European economies already reeling from high inflation.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #germany, #inflation-economics, #natural-gas, #pipelines, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Heading to Ukraine, the Leaders of France and Germany Face a Tense Reception

Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany and President Emmanuel Macron of France have had strained relations with Ukraine’s leaders since Russia invaded, struggling to balance support for Kyiv with the rising economic costs of the war.

#defense-and-military-forces, #draghi-mario, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #european-union, #france, #germany, #italy, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine, #zelensky-volodymyr

Germany’s Chancellor Promised to Deter Putin. Then He Did Nothing.

Olaf Scholz’s indecisiveness is more than a political failure.

#baerbock-annalena, #christian-democratic-union-germany, #germany, #green-party-germany, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #social-democratic-party-germany, #ukraine, #zelensky-volodymyr

Poland Shows the Risks for Women When Abortion Is Banned

Poland’s abortion ban has had many unintended consequences. One is that doctors are sometimes afraid to remove fetuses or administer cancer treatment to save women’s lives.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #czech-republic, #germany, #law-and-justice-poland, #law-and-legislation, #netherlands, #poland, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #roman-catholic-church, #slovakia, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

A Radical Collective Takes Over One of the World’s Biggest Art Shows

Ruangrupa, an Indonesian group of collaborators, turns social experiences into art. How will they leave their mark on Documenta, which unfolds over 100 days?

#architecture, #art, #documenta-gmbh, #germany, #indonesia, #ruangrupa-art-collective, #sculpture

German Brewers Face ‘Unprecedented’ Beer Bottle Shortage

A nation of beer lovers is facing a shortage of bottles, partly because of the war in Ukraine. Breweries are looking to drinkers for a rescue.

#beer, #germany, #glass, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #ukraine

The Era of Borderless Data Is Ending

Nations are accelerating efforts to control data produced within their perimeters, disrupting the flow of what has become a kind of digital currency.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #austria, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-storage, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #enterprise-computing, #europe, #european-union, #facebook-inc, #france, #germany, #google-inc, #great-britain, #india, #kazakhstan, #kenya, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #social-media, #software, #south-africa, #spain, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #telephones-and-telecommunications

The Refinery Standing Between Germany and an Oil Embargo

A Russian-owned refinery, linked to a Soviet-era pipeline, is a reminder of Germany’s past and a stumbling block to efforts to cut off Russian oil.

#east-germany, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #germany, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #refineries, #rosneft, #russia, #scholz-olaf-1958

Why Do We Swallow What Big Oil and the Green Movement Tell Us?

Neither is being realistic about a smooth transition to renewable energy.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #energy-and-power, #germany, #global-warming, #national-bureau-of-economic-research, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-states

German Conservatives Win State Election in Setback for Scholz

Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democrats scored record-low votes in the first major electoral test he has faced since taking office.

#christian-democratic-union-germany, #elections, #germany, #north-rhine-westphalia-germany, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #social-democratic-party-germany

Rising food prices drive German inflation to a second consecutive record.

Germany saw consumer prices rise 7.8 percent in April, as compared with a year ago, driven by high food and energy prices pushed up by the war in Ukraine.

#consumer-price-index, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #germany, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #lagarde-christine, #nagel-joachim, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

As Diplomacy Hopes Dim, U.S. Marshals Allies to Furnish Long-Term Military Aid to Ukraine

Germany said it would send Ukraine dozens of armored antiaircraft vehicles, a major shift for a country that has been reluctant to escalate the conflict with Russia.

#arms-trade, #defense-and-military-forces, #europe, #foreign-aid, #germany, #international-relations, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

Germany’s Military Industry Gears Up to Restock Its Own Forces

The country’s chancellor has pledged about $100 billion to rebuild its army, but that increase in spending may not be enough to reverse years of neglect, experts say.

#defense-and-military-forces, #defense-contracts, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #germany, #krauss-maffei-wegmann-gmbhco, #lambrecht-christine, #military-vehicles, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #rheinmetall-ag, #scholz-olaf-1958

Europe’s Quest to Replace Russian Gas Faces Plenty of Hurdles

Climate concerns, investor reticence and political disputes complicate a shift to supplies from the United States, North Africa and the Mediterranean.

#europe, #germany, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #pipelines, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states

Europe Is About to Ban Russian Oil: What Happens Next?

Policymakers want to stop financial support to a war machine. Replacing that energy supply is going to be difficult and expensive for consumers.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-union, #germany, #hungary, #lukoil, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations

They Survived the Holocaust. Now, They Are Fleeing to Germany.

A complex operation is underway to evacuate Holocaust survivors from Ukraine. For rescuers and evacuees alike, it means confronting the past.

#american-joint-distribution-committee, #conference-on-jewish-material-claims-against-germany, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #germany, #hanover-germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #israel, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stalin-joseph, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Germany Is Preparing to Forgo Russian Gas. But a Quick Cutoff Would Hurt

“We have to be ready for it,” the German chancellor said a day after Russia quit providing natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #germany, #natural-gas, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958

‘Washington Crossing the Delaware’ Will Be Sold at Auction

It’s a smaller version of the giant painting at the Met in New York, and it hung in the White House for years. Christie’s thinks it could sell for at least $15 million next month.

#art, #christies, #germany, #museums, #revolutionary-war-american-1775-83, #washington-george-1732-99

How the Ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schröder Became Putin’s Man in Germany

Gerhard Schröder, who is paid almost $1 million a year by Russian-controlled energy companies, has become a pariah. But he is also a symbol of Germany’s Russia policy.

#baltic-sea, #basf-se, #brandt-willy, #christian-democratic-union-germany, #cold-war-era, #content-type-personal-profile, #crimea-ukraine, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #electric-light-and-power, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #gabriel-sigmar, #gazprom, #germany, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kgb, #merkel-angela, #natural-gas, #navalny-aleksei-a, #nord-stream-ag, #nuclear-energy, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #rosneft, #rottgen-norbert, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #schmidt-helmut, #scholz-olaf-1958, #schroder-gerhard, #social-democratic-party-germany, #steinmeier-frank-walter, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

German Companies Exiting Russia Face Legal Complications

As SAP takes steps to wind down its cloud services in Russia, Continental said it was required to “temporarily” restart a Russian tire factory.

#continental-ag, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #germany, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sap-ag, #sberbank, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

The Unapologetic Heirs of Nazi Fortunes

In a country that is celebrated for its culture of reckoning and remembrance, the richest families are often an exception.

#automobiles, #daimler-benz-ag, #forced-labor, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #mercedes-benz, #names-organizational, #nuremberg-war-crimes-tribunal-1945-49, #philanthropy, #piech-automotive, #volkswagen-ag, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

What the U.S. and the U.N. Should Do to Help Ukraine

Readers urge stronger measures. Also: Past and present in Europe; the Kushner deal; dealing with anxiety; a school challenge; a revealing quiz.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #germany, #jews-and-judaism, #mental-health-and-disorders, #poland, #putin-vladimir-v, #republican-party, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

How One German State Beat the Odds on Covid Vaccinations

Bremen — Germany’s smallest state — managed its vaccination campaign better than any other place in Germany. It succeeded by activating community networks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #germany, #vaccination-and-immunization

Ukraine War Pushes Germans to Change. They Are Wavering.

In just six weeks since Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced a strategic shift for his country, already doubts are emerging about how real and deep it is.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #germany, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Putin, Ukraine and the Illusion That Trade Brings Peace

Sometimes globalization ends up empowering autocracy.

#germany, #international-trade-and-world-market, #protectionism-trade, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Wonking Out: Russian Gas, Acid Rain and Industrial Scaremongers

Why you can’t trust economic advice from big business.

#acid-rain, #clean-air-act, #corporations, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #germany, #internal-sub-only-nl, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states

How Germany’s Approach to Russia Backfired

German leaders believed that more trade would help ensure peace in the region. The war in Ukraine has revealed why that theory was flawed.

#audio-neutral-informative, #germany, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

How Germany Became Putin’s Enabler

Economic moralizing apparently applies only to other countries.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #germany, #greece, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine

E.U. Leaders Weigh a Ban on Russian Coal

The European Union relies on Russia for almost half its coal, but new contracts with other countries could ease the transition, which would stretch over four months.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #energy-and-power, #european-union, #germany, #international-trade-and-world-market, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Germany’s Dependence on Russian Gas Is Difficult to Break

Dangerously dependent on Russian gas, Germany is still refusing to cut off President Putin, whose war it is effectively subsidizing to the tune of some $220 million a day.

#coal, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-union, #gazprom, #germany, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #merkel-angela, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #nuclear-energy, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Germany is Dependent on Russian Gas, Oil and Coal: Here’s Why

Under increasing pressure to sever the country’s reliance on Russian energy, German officials must contend with deeply rooted economic ties.

#basf-se, #coal, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #gazprom, #germany, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #refineries, #rosneft, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #steel-and-iron, #war-and-armed-conflicts

The Transfixing Beauty of Starling Murmurations

Each spring and autumn, the skies in southern Denmark come to life with the swirling displays of hundreds of thousands of starlings, an event known locally as “sort sol.”

#animal-behavior, #birds, #catalonia-spain, #denmark, #england, #friesland-netherlands, #germany, #ireland, #netherlands, #photography, #travel-and-vacations, #united-nations-educational-scientific-and-cultural-organization

How the Recoil From Russian Gas Is Scrambling World Markets

Europe wants 50 billion cubic meters of additional natural gas, but supplies are tight. Prices will rise and other regions might have to do with less.

#cheniere-energy-inc, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #energy-and-power, #europe, #european-union, #germany, #great-britain, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #qatar, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #solar-energy

World Cup 2022: What to Know as Teams Prepare for Qatar

The tournament doesn’t kick off until November. Here are the basics.

#argentina, #brazil, #england, #germany, #qatar, #soccer, #spain, #world-cup-soccer, #world-cup-2022-soccer

Women Drive Germany’s Foreign Policy Shift Amid Ukraine War

Angela Merkel is no longer chancellor. But as war rages in Ukraine, a mere 10-hour drive from Berlin, female ministers oversee national security.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #baerbock-annalena, #defense-and-military-forces, #faeser-nancy, #germany, #lambrecht-christine, #merkel-angela, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #women-and-girls

Europe and the U.S. Make Ambitious Plans to Reduce Reliance on Russian Gas

President Biden said the United States would send more natural gas to Europe, though he did not specify how given that the U.S. is already near its export capacity.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #germany, #global-warming, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #von-der-leyen-ursula

Germany Is Ready to Lead Militarily. Its Military is Not.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted Germany to revolutionize its security doctrine. But the war has also exposed how weak a link the German military is in NATO.

#cold-war-era, #defense-and-military-forces, #europe, #european-union, #germany, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #lithuania, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Walls, Dreams and Genocide: Zelensky Invokes History to Rally Support

The Ukrainian leader, a former actor, has invoked emotional moments in the history of nations from which he is hoping to secure support. We look at five of his recent speeches.

#canada, #churchill-winston-leonard-spencer, #europe, #germany, #great-britain, #israel, #king-martin-luther-jr, #law-and-legislation, #meir-golda, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #speeches-and-statements, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Mass Graves Identified in Syria Could Hold Evidence of War Crimes

Two sites have been located, believed to hold thousands of bodies of Syrians killed in detention centers administered by President Bashar al-Assad’s government during the civil war.

#assad-bashar-al, #berlin-germany, #cemeteries, #civilian-casualties, #damascus-syria, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #germany, #middle-east, #politics-and-government, #syria, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

She Discovered What Happened to 400 Dutch Jews Who Disappeared

In a new exhibition, Wally de Lang, a Dutch historian, has tracked what happened to each of the men rounded up in the first Nazi raids on Dutch Jews, whose fates have largely been a mystery for decades.

#amsterdam-netherlands, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #wally-de-lang, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Intel to Invest at Least $19 Billion for New Chips Plant in Germany

The Silicon Valley company said it would build factories in Magdeburg, mirroring a plan announced in late January to begin manufacturing in Ohio.

#computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gelsinger-patrick, #germany, #intel-corporation, #magdeburg-germany, #supply-chain

In the German Countryside, a Farmhouse Turned Lush Cultural Retreat

On the grounds of a former agricultural collective an hour north of Berlin, the artist Danh Vo has built a commune for like-minded talents.

#agriculture-and-farming, #art, #brandenburg-germany, #gardens-and-gardening, #germany, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #restoration-and-renovation, #springdesign2022, #tiravanija-rirkrit, #vo-danh

The Ukraine War and the Retro-Future

What happens when you layer 19th-century geopolitics on 21st century reality?

#china, #europe, #european-union, #france, #germany, #great-britain, #international-relations, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Europe Must End Its Energy Dependence on Russia

The Ukraine crisis shows just how energy dependent Europe has become on Russia. 

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #canada, #coal, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #european-union, #germany, #great-britain, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #nuclear-energy, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organization-of-the-petroleum-exporting-countries, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #saudi-arabia, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Poland’s Tourism Industry Is Helping Ukrainian Refugees

As Ukrainians flood into Poland, the travel industry has become part of an effort to supply transportation, accommodations and more to people fleeing the Russian invasion.

#airbnb, #buses, #germany, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #twitter, #ukraine

How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Could Reshape Trade, Starting With Cars

The war in Ukraine has highlighted the risks of doing business with authoritarian countries — not just Russia, but also China.

#automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #germany, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mercedes-benz, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #supply-chain, #volkswagen-ag