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What's AfD's vision for the Ukrainian refugees in Germany?

I believe that AfD will be sympathetic towards Ukrainian refugees staying in Germany and acquiring citizenship, for the simple reason that they're potential voters. It looks like significant ...
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What's AfD's vision for the Ukrainian refugees in Germany?

Acording to this article: AfD calls for prevention of free riders Gottfried Curio (AfD) emphasized that the all-round support for the Ukrainian refugees was "unquestionable", but effective ...
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Does Germany have a law on foreign influence agents (similar to the US' or Russia's)? Or proposals for something like that?

Since Jan. 1st 2022 Germany has a "Lobby Register", where people and organisations have to register if they want to influence members of parliament or government officials on their own ...
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What is the German government's rationale for not allowing Leopard 2 tanks to be given to Ukraine?

Today, Germany, the US and other European nations decided to send tanks (of type Leopard 2 or M1 Abrams) to Ukraine, so the conclusion would be that last week they simply didn't have consensus about ...
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Who exactly in the German government said that they won't be sending Leopards to Ukraine unless the US sends Abrams tanks?

I found this bit in an older CNN piece from Jan 19. It's probably the closest to a official and public German demand, back then, albeit was said conditionally... “If America will decide that they ...
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What is responsible for the "missing consensus" on donating non-Bundeswehr Leopard 2s to Ukraine?

It's hard to give a definitive answer to a Q like this, but the BBC now broke the news with enough confidence that both Germany and the US will send main battle tanks to Ukraine, albeit in somewhat ...
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What did Scholz say about Putin's motive?

The full video of the August 21st interview with Scholz, paraphrased by DW in the article in Fizz's answer, is available here, and I think the exact excerpt is fairly close to the remarks you remember ...
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What is the German government's rationale for not allowing Leopard 2 tanks to be given to Ukraine?

If to assume the PR narrative that this is really the war between NATO and Russia already, not delivering tanks looks like a strange decision. Tanks are build for the war, there is nothing else they ...
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What is the German government's rationale for not allowing Leopard 2 tanks to be given to Ukraine?

Might be due to public opinion. They say here that in a recent survey there were more against it among German people than for it. Support of Scholz is quite low recently so I guess he should really ...
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What is the German government's rationale for not allowing Leopard 2 tanks to be given to Ukraine?

One of the earlier stated reasons on Jan 6, albeit from some a somewhat lower-ranked official was that they apparently saw Leopard [2] tanks as having much more offensive potential; literally that ...
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What did Scholz say about Putin's motive?

I'm not sure Scholz talked much about Putin's motives (publicly) that early on. (There are a few snippets from the Feb 15 joint press conference with Putin, but Scholz doesn't start impugning Putin's ...
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What is responsible for the "missing consensus" on donating non-Bundeswehr Leopard 2s to Ukraine?

According to the Süddeutsche Zeitung, it was explicitly linked to US deliveries of the Abrams in a private phone call. I'm quite certain that the press were not allowed to listen in, so this is ...
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What is the German government's rationale for not allowing Leopard 2 tanks to be given to Ukraine?

Quite a lot of people are speculating, and I doubt that the truth will be really clear even when people write their memoirs and the files are declassified. But there are three or four things to look ...
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What is responsible for the "missing consensus" on donating non-Bundeswehr Leopard 2s to Ukraine?

From the renowned German newspaper FAZ Pistorius sagte nun, „der Eindruck, der gelegentlich entstanden ist, es gebe eine geschlossene Koalition und Deutschland stehe im Weg, dieser Eindruck ist ...
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Who exactly in the German government said that they won't be sending Leopards to Ukraine unless the US sends Abrams tanks?

The original source of this story appears to be the Süddeutsche Zeitung, which reported on the evening of the 18th that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz made the request in a phone call to US President ...
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What if no party crosses the electoral threshold in a parliamentary election?

In sweden, if no party gets over 4% (or 12% in a district) in an election there is no new parliament and the old one remains. It is likely that the government will announce an extra election in that ...
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What if no party crosses the electoral threshold in a parliamentary election?

Parties take measures to ensure something like this might not happen. Even without changing the threshold law, other rules and/or tactical agreements might help smaller parties to gain seats anyway. ...
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What if no party crosses the electoral threshold in a parliamentary election?

In czech-republic, parliamentary elections have a 5% threshold for political parties (and 8-11% for coalitions of parties). The election law 247/1995, article 49 states that if less than two parties/...
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What if no party crosses the electoral threshold in a parliamentary election?

In denmark Compensatory seats are available to parties that have: won at least 1 constituency seat obtained in two of the three regions of Denmark proper, a number of votes greater than the average ...
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