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Gauweiler sahnt ab, auch dank Schottdorf. Er hat mit Abstand die höchsten Nebeneinkünfte aller Bundestagsabgeordneten und ist damit der Top- Verdiener unter den Parlamentariern.

Typewriter Salvation

Armstrong Economics and The Guardian both report of the latest breakthrough in anti-eavesdropping, anti-NSA technology: the typewriter. Depending on how old you are, you might not even have seen, much less used, one. 163 more words


All German Parliamentary Parties Denounce NSA

At the conclusion of the last meetings of the Bundestag before the summer break, spokespersons for all parliamentary groups voiced harsh criticism of the NSA’s spying practices, in particular the spying on individual members of the special investigation committee on the NSA. 200 more words

NSA Spying

Germany considers replacing email with typewriters to evade spying

Germany is thinking about using manual typewriters to evade US snooping.

According to The Guardian, the head of the Bundestag’s parliamentary inquiry into National Security Agency (NSA) activity in Germany – Christian Democrat politican Patrick Sensburg – said in an interview with… 543 more words


Balkanische Idyllen? Aktiv werden gegen Ernennung von Serbien, Bosnien und Mazedonien als "sichere Herkunftsstaaten"

Balkanische Idyllen?

Am 3. Juli hat der Bundestag beschlossen, Bosnien, Serbien und Mazedonien
als “sichere Herkunftsstaaten” einzustufen – ein Vorhaben, das auf
Angehörige der Romaminderheiten abzielt, die in Deutschland Asyl suchen. 109 more words


Today we made a visit to the Reichstag, the center of Germany’s government. From the dome, we saw the surrounding buildings of the German Bundestag as well as other significant structures making up the Berlin skyline. 106 more words


Remembering 1914: A Speech in the German Parliament

The eminent 89-year-old French political scientist Alfred Grosser was invited to address the Bundestag in Berlin on Thursday, July 3, in a ceremony commemorating the outbreak of WWI. 263 more words