Aug 15

Just in time before ‘Turkey will explode’?


Soldiers of the German armed forces Bundeswehr stand next to a PAC-2 launcher

Germany to withdraw its ballistic missiles from Turkey (RT, Aug 15, 2015):

The German Defense Ministry announced it is to end its border protection mission in Turkey and remove its missile-defense batteries from the country. The decision was taken due to “low ballistic missile threat” as well as the “high costs of the mission.”

The defense ministry confirmed that the contingent of the Bundeswehr, the German army, taking part in a NATO operation called Active Fence Turkey (AFTUR), along with its Patriot missile systems, would be withdrawn from the Turkish border by the end of January 2016, after its mandate ends. Continue reading »

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Mar 29

Bayern Atomstrom Kernkraftwerk
The nuclear power plant Grafenrheinfeld in Lower Franconia

Google translation:

– Phase out nuclear: nuclear Grafenrheinfeld leaving early from the network (Die Zeit, March 28, 2014):

The energy company E.on takes the under Frankish nuclear power plant Grafenrheinfeld the end of May 2015 from the network – seven months earlier than planned by the federal government. This was announced by the energy company. A corresponding set-aside would display the company forward even on Friday the Federal Network Agency and the network operator Tennet. Apparently, the operation was hardly profitable.

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