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  Interior minister - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An interior minister is the member of a country's government typically responsible for policing, national security, and immigration matters.
Similarly, autonomous entities and dependent territories may also have interior ministers; an example is Hong Kong (a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China), which has a Secretary for Security.
The United States Secretary of the Interior is primary concerned with managing lands owned by the federal government, mainly the administration of natural resources such as parks and wildlife.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Interior_minister   (191 words)

 ISN Security Watch - The battle over post-9/11 German intelligence
Germany's interior minister fights a losing battle to streamline the country's rival intelligence agencies, while legislators in Berlin walk a fine line between protecting the public from future terrorist attacks and restricting civil liberties.
It was with all of that in mind that Interior Minister Schily embarked on reforming the structure of Germany's security agencies in the wake of the Madrid attacks.
However, the latest decisions of the Interior Ministers' Conference in Kiel on 7 and 8 July also show that there seems to be a consensus among the interior ministers and Otto Schily regarding a central database on Islamist extremists.
www.isn.ethz.ch /news/sw/details_print.cfm?id=9472   (1684 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | International | Comment: Good cop, bad cop?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The German minister bluntly defended the apartheid wall being built by Ariel Sharon's extreme rightwing government, and proceeded to declare that Islamic terror is now the greatest danger to the "civilised" world.
Germany often tries to be even-handed in the Arab-Israeli conflict, but it sometimes has a peculiar way of going about it.
Germany also tends to unleash a pre-emptive broadside of criticism at the Palestinians, before it allows itself the luxury of slapping Israel on the hand.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2004/709/in2.htm   (1347 words)

 Germany: Interior Minister Schily bans Turkish newspaper
At the end of February, in an overnight operation, Germany’s interior minister Otto Schily (Social Democratic Party-SPD) banned the company Yeni Akit, which is based in the German state of Hesse and publishes the Islamic newspaper Anadolu Vakit (Anatolian Times).
A press statement issued by the German Interior Ministry stated: “The legal bases for the ban are paragraphs 3 and 17 (association statute) together with paragraph 130 penal code (incitement).
According to press reports at the end of 2004, a deputy of the Christian Democratic Union had already drawn the attention of the interior minister to an article in the newspaper in which the existence of the Holocaust is denied.
www.wsws.org /articles/2005/mar2005/turk-m25.shtml   (795 words)

 Migration News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An EU decision in July 1997 led Germany to stop the recruitment of Eastern European workers under bilateral agreements; the EU concluded that because Germany's agreements with Eastern European countries were bilateral, they violated the EU freedom to provide services provisions.
Germany's foreign minister threatened on September 5 to impose sanctions on countries that refuse to accept the return of criminal immigrants, including cuts in development aid.
There are 6,000 Algerians and 26,000 Lebanese in Germany whose applications for asylum have been rejected, and Germany has decided that it is safe to return most of them to their countries of origin.
migration.ucdavis.edu /mn/comments.php?id=1341_0_4_0   (365 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | German minister calls for ban on rightwing parties
The interior minister of Germany's most populous region, North Rhine-Westphalia, said that when the authorities there outlawed a far-right group, it only succeeded in driving it underground and making surveillance of its members more difficult.
Ministers accept that substantial immigration from outside the European Union is required, not just to bridge a technological skills gap, but to keep a balance between Germany's active and non-active sectors of the population and keep its creaking pensions system from ruin.
The problem is that Germany's far-right violence is overwhelmingly concentrated in the economically depressed east, which was under communist rule and, until the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, had an uninterrupted experience of dictatorship stretching back to the foundation of the Third Reich.
www.guardian.co.uk /international/story/0,3604,349743,00.html   (660 words)

 Germany calls for emergency summit on European security - Stormfront White Nationalist Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Germany's Interior Minister Otto Schily has called for a meeting of European Union ministers and security chiefs to convene as quickly as possible to discuss a possible new threat to EU countries from Islamic extremists.
After a meeting of Germany's "security cabinet" on Sunday, Interior Minister Otto Schily called for an emergency EU security conference to discuss ways to respond to what he called "a potentially new scale of terrorist threat" in the wake of the deadly Madrid bombings.
Schily told reports that Germany would put the motion to Ireland, which holds the six-month rotating presidency of the EU, and ask that the meeting of European Union interior ministers and security chiefs convene within a week.
www.stormfront.org /forum/showthread.php?t=121701   (547 words)

 Germany gives U.S. 1st priority
KARACHI, Pakistan -- Germany dropped its request for the extradition of Ramzi Binalshibh on Sunday, opening the way for the suspected coordinator of the Sept. 11 attacks to be handed over to the United States after his arrest last week by U.S. and Pakistani intelligence.
Germany's Interior Minister, Otto Schily, said Saturday he would seek Binalshibh's extradition to Germany, which had issued an international arrest warrant for him.
Germany's interest in the case stemmed from Binalshibh's membership in the Hamburg cell, which also included Mohammed Atta, the suspected ringleader of the hijackers.
www.freep.com /news/nw/ramzi16_20020916.htm   (428 words)

 BBC News | Europe | Refugees arrive in Germany
Germany has agreed to accept 10,000 refugees from Kosovo in total, although that figure is far less than the 40,000 originally suggested.
Germany's Interior Minister Otto Schily said that politically it was better for people to stay within the Balkans region, in order that they could return home when it was possible.
He and other European interior ministers who met to discuss the problem see large-scale evacuation of refugees from the Balkans to Western Europe as a last resort.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/europe/newsid_314000/314948.stm   (629 words)

 Bloomberg.com: Germany
Roland Koch, 46, who became prime minister of Hesse in 1999, told the regional court in Wiesbaden today that he was first informed of the accounts by Manfred Kanther, the former head of the Christian Democratic Union party's operations in Hesse, two days before the CDU admitted to the secret funds.
Kanther, Germany's former interior minister under ex- Chancellor Kohl, and two other defendants are facing as much as five years in prison for transferring 10.6 million euros ($14 million) to accounts in Switzerland and then via Liechtenstein back to Germany to fund campaigns between the end of 1983 and 1998.
Germany's Federal Constitutional Court in September ruled that the CDU has to repay 21 million euros in state aid because of the secret Swiss account.
www.bloomberg.com /apps/news?pid=10000100&sid=awo8uneNrfAk&refer=germany   (612 words)

 World Peace Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A second candidate, current Defense Minister Peter Struck, 62, is generally seen as the most qualified man for the job, but he has battled poor health, which has caused his wife to plead for Struck to step down.
Apparently for good reason: "The foreign minister chair is surely the most stressful and physically strenuous job," Stuchtey said, adding that he nevertheless sees the outgoing defense minister of having the best chances of getting the prestigious brief.
Interior Minister Otto Schily also is a hot candidate, but whether he still has a viable future in politics could be doubted in light of his 73 years of age.
www.wpherald.com /storyview.php?StoryID=20051011-120407-5859r   (933 words)

 Germany Proposes Global Travel Security System
Germany's interior minister, Otto Schily, says his country wants to set up a global travel security system with the United States to help combat international terrorism.
Schily said Germany also wants current and new member states to harmonize their passport and visa controls with the system used in the United States.
The German interior minister says he has already agreed with the U.S. homeland security secretary, Tom Ridge, on a global system for visa applicants and other travelers.
www.iwar.org.uk /news-archive/2003/11-01.htm   (494 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | IBM signs Linux deal with Germany
Germany has signed up IBM for a major public sector computer contract, dealing a blow to software giant Microsoft in the process.
Germany's Interior Minister, Otto Schilly, said the move would help cut costs and improve security in the nation's computer networks.
Germany is far from being the first country to turn to "open source" software as a means of securing its computer networks and saving money.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/2023127.stm   (578 words)

 CNN.com - Germany tightens security net - October 28, 2001
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Tighter anti-terrorism measures are to be introduced in Germany in the wake of the hijack attacks on the United States.
The package will include upgrading identification cards for non-nationals living in Germany but Interior Minister Otto Schily did not say whether fingerprint information would be added to IDs as had been suggested.
Germany has been one of the main focal points of the investigation into the September 11 strikes after it was emerged that three of the suspected hijackers had lived in Hamburg.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/10/28/gen.germany.security   (442 words)

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Subject: FC: Germany's interior minister calls for crypto-crackdown Sender: owner-fight-censorship-announce@vorlon.mit.edu Reply-To: declan@well.com X-FC-URL: Fight-Censorship is at http://www.eff.org/~declan/fc/ Germany's interior minister today called for a crypto-crackdown.
Interior Minister Manfred Kanther told a conference in Bonn the government did not want to stifle development of the Internet through excessive regulation, particularly in the area of encryption, which protects data from unwanted access.
Germany currently has several police teams that surf the Internet in search of criminal activity ranging from illegal pornography and child prostitution rings to extremist writings.
www.well.com /~declan/nym/germany.0497.txt   (1244 words)

 USATODAY.com - Pakistan says investigation into Bin al-Shibh arrest complete   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Interior Minister Moinuddin Haider also said authorities now believe Bin al-Shibh was the only high-profile al-Qaeda figure arrested in the raids Tuesday and Wednesday.
Germany's interior minister said Saturday that he would ask for Bin al-Shibh's extradition.
Germany's interest in the case stemmed from Bin al-Shibh's membership in the Hamburg cell, which also included Mohammed Atta, the suspected ringleader of the hijackers.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2002-09-16-bin-al-shibh_x.htm   (944 words)

 Germany starts to give "photovisas" on January 1, 2003.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Germany starts to give new permits to enter the countries of Shengen first from the European Union Countries.
Under the initiative of Berlin, the countries of the EU are obliged to introduce single "photovisas" of the Schengen zone by 2007.
In total Germany gives out annually about 6,5 million short-term visas and about 1 million permissions to reside in Germany during the limited time period.
www.abnews.ru /news/eng_news/537.html   (211 words)

 Germany Info: Government & Politics
Germany’s Interior Minister has again used the country’s strengthened anti-terrorism laws to outlaw an extremist Islamic organization based outside Germany but active in the country.
Hizb ut-Tahrir (Arabic for Liberation Party) has spread violent propaganda and anti-Semitic slander in Germany and is active on university campuses and around mosques and Islamic centers, Interior Minister Otto Schily said in announcing the ban on Jan. 15.
The law allowing the banning of organizations that support violent or terrorist activities outside Germany was adopted as part of the government’s second anti-terrorism package and went into effect at the beginning of 2002.
www.germany-info.org /relaunch/politics/new/pol_schily_ban.html   (236 words)

 Berlin tackles 'farmbelt fuhrer' website
Germany's interior minister, Otto Schily, is locked in a long-distance struggle with one of the world's most notorious neo-Nazis over the right to a web address.
Surfers who type in the address www.bundesinnenministerium.com expecting to reach the interior ministry's homepage find instead a site decorated with swastikas and a picture of a man sporting a Hitler moustache and wearing Nazi uniform.
An interior ministry spokesman in Berlin said yesterday: "We have been in contact with his internet service provider and we have also taken the matter up with the [UN's] World Intellectual Property Organisation".
www.buzzle.com /editorials/1-8-2002-9052.asp   (383 words)

 Germany Info: Government & Politics
In releasing video tapes showing suspected al Qaeda terrorists possibly delivering martyrdom messages, US Attorney General John Ashcroft thanked Germany's interior minister on Jan. 17 for his help in investigating and pursuing one of the men shown on the tapes and other suspected terrorists who operated in Germany.
Binalshibh, 29, a citizen of Yemen who lived in Germany, is one of five men on the tapes released by the Justice Department.
Germany has issued two other arrest warrants for individuals believed to have been associated with the hijackers in Germany.
www.germany-info.org /relaunch/politics/new/pol_ashcroft_schily_video.html   (330 words)

 Albanian Telegraphic Agency (ATA), 97-02-20
According to the spokesman of the Interior Ministry, Beckstein said he had followed with attention the latest developments in Albania and highly appreciated the stand of the Albanian police, who, he said, had avoided bloodshed through their self-control.
The participants in the protest demand the abrogation of the law, resignation of the Education Minister, Sofija Todora and of the chairman of the Students association, and the approval of a new law on the University.
Present in the meeting also were the Higher Education Minister, Besnik Gjongecaj, the DP deputy Evis Grezda, and the chairman of the Youth Forum of the Democratic Party and deputy of the People's Assembly, Afrim Krasini.
www.hri.org /news/balkans/ata/1997/97-02-20.ata.html   (4770 words)

 German Minister Justifies Israeli Barrier | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 14.09.2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Interior Minister Otto Schily said the controversial West Bank barrier is effective because it has led to a drop in attacks on Israel.
Bildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift: German Interior Minister Otto SchilySchily, who is currently in Israel for an international conference on terrorism, said the security barrier was the result of decades of failed efforts to prevent Palestinian suicide bombers from crossing the border and attacking Israel.
Cabinet Minister Sajeb Erekat said the German minister's statements were "very strange and unusual," and not in keeping with the official German position on the barrier.
www.dw-world.de /english/0,1594,1432_A_1327916_1_A,00.html?mpb=en   (693 words)

 Sofia News Agency
Germany's Interior Minister Otto Schily arrived in Bulgaria on a two-day visit on the special invitation of his Bulgarian counterpart Georgi Petkanov.
The two ministers also participated in a special ceremony for the donation of 25 vehicles to Bulgaria's Border Police services at Sofia's Sveti Alexander Nevski Square.
On Tuesday Germany's Interior Minister Otto Schily is scheduled to meet Bulgaria's Parlimentary Speaker Ognyan Gerdzhikov.
www.novinite.com /newsletter/print.php?id=26578   (102 words)

 AllRefer.com - Hermann Wilhelm Goering (German History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
When Hitler came to power (1933) he made Goering air minister of Germany and prime minister and interior minister of Prussia.
He became director of Hitler's four-year economic plan in 1936, supplanted Hjalmar Schacht as minister of economy in 1937, and was virtual dictator over the German economy until 1943.
In World War II he was responsible for the total air war waged by Germany; his immense popularity in Germany declined after the Allied air forces, contrary to Goering's emphatic predictions, began to lay Germany to waste.
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 CNN.com - Ex-minister backs German strike - Dec. 23, 2002
Germany's former finance minister Oskar Lafontaine has backed public sector workers in their threat of an all-out strike over a pay dispute.
Schroeder last week announced plans for a tax amnesty and an end to heavy taxation of interest income in an effort to encourage wealthy Germans to keep their money in the country, buoying government revenues badly strained by the sluggish economy.
Germany's Interior Minister Otto Schily has argued that a three percent rise would cost six billion euros ($6.19 billion), or about 0.3 percent of Germany's two trillion euro gross domestic product (GDP).
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/12/23/germany.lafontaine.strike   (363 words)

 MENAFN - Middle East North Africa . Financial Network News: DOHA: The Doha Conference on international funding for ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A highlight was a meeting of interior ministers from six countries, including Qatar, Afghanistan, Germany, Pakistan, Iran and Tajikistan.
Germany's federal Interior Minister Otto Schily said at a press conference held imemdiately after the conference that his country will spend $57.4m on police rebuilding work in Afghanistan.
Unama's Secretary-General Jean Arnault, Afghanistan's Interior Minister Ali Ahmed Jalali and Qatar's Minister of State for Interior Affairs H E Sheikh Hamad bin Nasser bin Jassem Al Thani, were present at the press meet.
www.menafn.com /qn_news_story_s.asp?StoryId=51121   (433 words)

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