Angela Merkel Germany’s Chancellor, for a 4th consecutive term


It comes as no big surprise – the German federal election have brought Angela Merkel and her center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party as the largest party and therefore she is  set to remain Germany’s chancellor, for a 4th consecutive term. Merkel is now mulling her coalition options.

Voter turnout was at 76.2%.

Frau Merkel has won the most votes, but her party has been weakened and […] Continue Reading…

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig visits Russia

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig visits Russia
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig had to ask herself before her Russia trip whether or not her ‘school-Russian’ would suffice. Well she is finding out this week leading, along with her ministers Christian Pegel,Till Backhaus, a large economic delegation to Russia, more precisely to the partner region to St. Petersburg.

The day before yesterday she visited a ship-building fair in […] Continue Reading…

Merkel to US -‘ Nord Stream 2 pipeline project is none of your business !’ – by G-N Blog Financial commentator Emil vd H.

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stated very clearly that a proposal from the US Senate which would impose sanctions on Russia could create negative economic results for the European  economy and was therefore unacceptable.

A spokesman for Merkel said sanctions with extra-territorial effects – those having impacts on third countries – were clearly wrong and not thought out.

The German Foreign Minister Gabriel and the Austrian Chancellor […] Continue Reading…

Northern Germany used as Doormat by US Government – by Germany-North contributor Mr Emil K.


Yet again, if any further proof were indeed needed, the present German government of CDU/SPD has shown its complete subservience to US bellicose interests and sold its own sovereignty.

Three US military cargo ships with the  misleadingly innocent names ‘Resolve, Freedom and Endurance’   docked at the North German port of Bremerhaven unloading the tanks which will be sent on to Poland by train. It will require […] Continue Reading…

Fritz Reuter in Grabow…..again!

Fritz Reuter  [7 November 1810 – 12 July 1874] was not only known as a popular North German novelist and humorist but more importantly as a critic of the social conditions of that era.

The 3 volumes novel ‘Ut mine Stromtid ‘ is by far the greatest of Reuter’s works in which he descirbes the men and women he knew in the villages and farmhouses of […] Continue Reading…

Anti-CETA demonstrations in Northern Germany Saturday 17th September 2016 – by GN contributor Emil K.


This coming Saturday there well be lots of demonstrations all over Europe against CETA/TTIP/TISA and that includes at least 7 cities in Germany.

The ‘Canada and European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement’ is known as CETA.

Criticism has been building on both sides of the Atlantic with many unions, environmentalists and even whole areas and municipalities campaigning against CETA. Many argue that CETA is in […] Continue Reading…

When the nicest building in town is the Library! Grabow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

When the nicest building in town is the Library ………you are in a wonderful place!
Such a place is Grabow in the South-Western part of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It is in fact an old school which has been completely renovated and is the most prominent and handsome building in the town.
Stadtbibliothek Grabow,Kießerdamm 19A,
19300 Grabow,
Monday: 13:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 13:30 to 17:00
Wednesday: 13:00 to 17:00
Thursday: closed
Friday: 10:00 to 12:00 […] Continue Reading…

May Day – International Workers day in Hamburg & Northern Germany 2016

Happy May Day 2016 !

‘May Day’ is a world-wide celebration of the social and economic achievements and progress of the workers and Labour movement – it is also refered to as ‘International Workers’ Day’, or ‘Labour Day’ and is the primary Communist and Socialist celebration now encompassing all manner of left or anti-capitalist groupings.

Marches are traditional in Germany on the first of May, centered usually […] Continue Reading…

Rostock – Helsinki new fiber optic sea cable C-Lion1 completed


The Rostock-Helsinki new fiber optic sea cable has become a reality. The Finnish company Cinia has  deployed a submarine fiber optic cable between Rostock in the north of Germany and Helsinki in Finland.

This is an important telecom project laying  under-water data cable  -which will both improve internet connectivity and improve security between Finland, Germany and Central Europe. Called ‘C-Lion1’ – the project services are expected to […] Continue Reading…

Buying Property in NORTHERN GERMANY – Part Three

We write today our 3rd article in the series about buying real-estate, or property in Germany North.

Today we look at one particular provider in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. She happens to be celebrating her 10th anniversary as a business and we start by congratulating her!

Her name is Anja Gerland and she has a small business which specializes in the North Eastern part of Meck Pomm or Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

All of her site in […] Continue Reading…