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  Joschka Fischer - Greens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
Fischer subsequently renounced violent and radical action and became engaged in the social movements and later in the newly founded German Green party, mainly in the state of Hesse.
Fischer was a member of the German Bundestag for the Green party from 1983 to 1985 and became Hesse's environmant minister in 1985 in the first ever state level Social democratic -Green party coalition in Germany.
Fischer became the vice chancellor and foreign minister of Germany in 1998 and was re-elected in 2002.
www.german-embassy.org.uk /joschka_fischer_-_greens.html   (288 words)

 International Crisis Group - Joschka Fischer
Joschka Fischer was born in Gerabronn in Baden-Württemberg, Germany on April 12, 1948, the third child of a German family, which had for many generations settled in Hungary.
From 1987 to 1991, Fischer was Head of the Green Party Parliamentary Fraction in the State Legislature of Hesse and from 1991 to 1994 he served a second tenure as Hessian Minister of the Environment and Energy and held the additional portfolios of Federal Affairs and Deputy Minister President.
Joschka Fischer’s tenure was also characterised by his Government’s critical stance on the war in Iraq.
www.crisisgroup.org /home/index.cfm?id=4231   (388 words)

 Joschka Fischer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Joseph Martin "Joschka" Fischer (April 12, 1948 –) was German foreign minister and Vice Chancellor in the government of Gerhard Schröder from 1998 to 2005.
Fischer was born in Gerabronn in Baden-Württemberg, the third child of a butcher, whose family had lived in Hungary for several generations, but had to leave the country in 1946 after Hungary was occupied by the Soviet Union.
Fischer was again Environment Minister in Hessen from 1991 to 1994, and, later on, became co-chairman of the Greens parliamentary party in the Bundestag.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Joschka_Fischer   (1692 words)

 TomPaine.com - Joschka Fischer Gets It
Fischer believes the situation can be resolved through the development of a "grand bargain" that would require the United States to negotiate alongside the Europeans and directly with the Iranians.
Indeed, Fischer could not overestimate how important the energy question is. During the question and answer period, he chastized a member of the audience serving in the U.S. Commerce Department for attempting to place the blame on the lack of a U.S.-E.U. energy consensus on the European bureaucracy.
Fischer retorted that it is America's intransigence on energy that is the major stumbling block and that the proper forum must be the Group of Eight industrialized countries --  a forum Bush has avoided engaging seriously over energy.
www.tompaine.com /articles/2006/02/23/joschka_fischer_gets_it.php   (729 words)

 Online NewsHour: The German Perspective -- May 25, 1999
JOSCHKA FISCHER: First of all I think we all in the West know that there will be only one positive outcome, which we are fighting for: the return of all refugees.
JOSCHKA FISCHER: But I think there is a real possibility to get an agreement because the military campaign is working on the one hand and on the other hand, we are very active on the diplomatic track.
JOSCHKA FISCHER: If you were to ask me a half year ago whether we would politically survive a bombing campaign of 60 days, I would say "never." We are now very united not only in Germany, but also in the alliance.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/europe/jan-june99/fischer_5-25.html   (1773 words)

 Joschka Fischer, Popular Radical | Election 2005 | Deutsche Welle | 20.07.2005
Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer was once a leftist radical who was involved in civil unrest and agitation in the 1970s.
Fischer was a member of the German Bundestag for the Green party from 1983 to 1985 and became Hesse's environmant minister in 1985 in the first ever state level Social democratic-Green party coalition in Germany.
German politicians and the press were divided on Tuesday on whether Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer should keep his job despite his admission that he made mistakes in his handling of an immigration scandal.
www.dw-world.de /dw/article/0,1564,1647194,00.html   (833 words)

 Political Scandal: Joschka Fischer with His Back Against the Wall - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News
Indeed, Fischer was so popular in 2002 that German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder largely based his early election campaign on the fact that Fischer would remain at his side at the helm of Germany's political leadership.
Fischer, as the minister in charge of Germany's embassies and consulates, is in hot water.
Fischer's popularity is not just a function of his being the foreign minister -- a position free from the often unpopular domestic decisions of everyday politics.
www.spiegel.de /international/0,1518,343108,00.html   (1547 words)

 Paul Hockenos: The Chameleon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
Fischer and Cohn-Bendit were never pacifists, a fact often overlooked by those evaluating their positions on military intervention in the 1990s.
Fischer is one of the foremost proponents of an autonomous, tightly knit Europe, the recipe, he argues, for another 50 years of peace and prosperity in Europe.
Fischer embodies the halting converegence of left and right in Germany over the course of three decades, a process of moderation and compromise that has created a broad, essentially liberal consensus across the German party spectrum on most key issues.
bostonreview.net /BR29.3/hockenos.html   (5432 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Profile: Joschka Fischer's three lives
German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer, of the Green Party, is an exception to the rule in German politics - he is witty, has star quality, and he courts controversy.
But Fischer's stature grew as one of the "realos" able to give a tough profile to a party dominated by the flower-waving "fundis", or fundamentalist, rank and file.
Fischer argued that pacifism had to be discarded in the face of genocide and ethnic cleansing.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/1107628.stm   (604 words)

 BBC - BBC Four Profile - Joschka Fisher
Fischer was even filmed beating up a policeman during a 1973 street demonstration.
Fischer even got a pot of paint all over him, but the troops ultimately went in.
Joschka Fischer is obviously an expert in the powers of reform.
www.bbc.co.uk /bbcfour/documentaries/profile/joschka-fischer.shtml   (430 words)

 Online NewsHour: Newsmaker: Joschka Fischer -- April 30, 2002
JOSCHKA FISCHER: Well, I think there are some successes, especially in Ramallah and hopefully also in the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem.
JOSCHKA FISCHER: I think it's in the interest of Israel that the facts will be put on the table, and we should not live with the myth, I think.
JOSCHKA FISCHER: My impression is that this is a very tragic and bitter conflict, and we are used in the media society to focus on the leaders, but I think this conflict is much more deep- routed, and the only way out is a compromise.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/europe/jan-june02/fischer.html   (2158 words)

 CNN.com - Profile: Joschka Fischer - August 29, 2002
Joseph Martin Fischer, leader of Germany's Green Party, was born the son of a butcher in Gerabronn, about 45 miles northeast of Stuttgart, on April 12, 1948 -- two years after his Hungarian-German parents were forced to leave Budapest.
Fischer became head of the Greens in the Hesse parliament and was seen as the "real opposition leader" for the next four years.
Fischer, who became one of two heads of the parliamentary group, began to develop an inclination towards international politics.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/08/29/fischer.profile.de/index.html   (588 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Germany rejects 'goosestep' image
Joschka Fischer believes the negative view many Britons - especially young people - have of Germany is harming relations between the two nations.
Mr Fischer said official relations between Germany and the UK were excellent, but "people to people there is a problem and I think the media are playing an important role".
Mr Fischer said his children, aged 20 and 25, were puzzled by Germany's portrayal on British television and in the press.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/3758982.stm   (431 words)

 Davids Medienkritik: Fischer
Fischer, who now basks in the glow of hindsight, belonged to a government that itself believed that Saddam Hussein possessed WMD and was dangerously close to building an atomic bomb as late as 2001.
Fortunately for Fischer, his responsibility for an attack on another policeman in 1976, who was badly burned by a "molotow cocktail", could never be firmly established - though witnesses testified that in a preparatory meeting the night before the demonstration he called for molotow cocktail attacks against the police.
Zum heutigen (27.01.02) Selbstmordanschlag in Jerusalem erklärte Bundesaußenminister Joschka Fischer:
medienkritik.typepad.com /blog/fischer/index.html   (11951 words)

 Ion Mihai Pacepa on Germany on National Review Online
Joschka Fischer, who testified as a character witness at Klein's trial in 2001, refuted as "grotesque" the allegation that the arms used in the OPEC attack had been kept in the apartment he shared with Hans Joachim Klein and Daniel Cohn-Bendit (currently a member of the European Parliament).
In October 2002, Fischer was asked by a German prosecutor about this statement — but he dodged the question, replying simply that his flat had not been a hostel for terrorists.
It may never be possible to prove "beyond the shadow of a doubt" Joschka Fischer's connection with the Soviet KGB, but I do know that the KGB — and my DIE — was financing West Germany's anti-American terrorist movements in the 1970s, while I was still in Romania.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/comment-pacepa021403.asp   (1043 words)

 So, farewell then, Joschka Fischer. - By Michael Scott Moore - Slate Magazine
Fischer was Schröder's foreign minister and his sharp-tongued conscience during the seven-year coalition between the SPD and the Greens.
Fischer and Schröder took Cabinet seats in 1998, and for the first time there were people in charge of the Federal Republic of Germany with no connection to World War II.
Fischer was, in other words, the kind of intelligent and principled European politician America needs—not a lap dog, but a loyal critic.
www.slate.com /id/2128286   (1830 words)

The German public radio and television news service notes that Fischer was "the most popular German politician for a long time," and led the Greens into a coalition government with the Social Democrats and their highest electoral score ever.
Fischer sketched a new transatlantic consensus, summarized in this report: "'Where the old consensus was based on a common view of an external Soviet threat and the need for a united external policy, the next consensus must be fundamentally different.
Rather than mounting the usual puling and substanceless Green opposition to military humanitarian intervention, in Iraq and at large, Fischer's stand-down of Rumsfeld et al was an articulate expression of frustration with the arrogance and incompetence of the Bush administration, which he felt would certainly undercut the essential good of ridding Iraq of Baathism.
direland.typepad.com /direland/2006/06/joschka_fischer.html   (1119 words)

 Green Godfather Leaves Leadership | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 21.09.2005
Green party patriarch Joschka Fischer shocked both supporters and opponents Tuesday with the news that he would not continue leading the Green party should the party be sitting in the opposition in the next Bundestag.
Fischer made clear that he would remain at the head of his party only under the most extreme circumstances.
Bildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift: Two symbols of the Green party: Joschka and sunflowersIn stepping back from the top position in the party, Fischer said he was avoiding the fashion in which former chancellor Helmut Kohl continued to lurk about his party, attempting to exert influence though his time had passed.
www.dw-world.de /dw/article/0,1564,1716650,00.html   (729 words)

 Germany’s Red-Green Romeo -- In These Times
Fischer’s parents were ethnic Germans expelled from Hungary in 1946, the bottom of the barrel in an occupied and destitute postwar Germany.
Fischer and his all-male “Frankfurt Gang” established themselves as the party’s hard-nosed pragmatists, or “realos,” the wing dedicated to an electoral strategy in contrast to the idealistic Green fundamentalists, or “fundis.” An inner party war between the two factions raged throughout the ’80s until the realos finally prevailed.
Fischer personifies the rightward shift of the left over the past three decades, proving that this is not a uniquely Democratic Party phenomenon.
www.inthesetimes.com /site/main/article/1963   (2118 words)

 UCLA CEES: Joschka Fischer Argues Global Powers 'Condemned to Cooperation'
Brandishing a 20 euro note as his exhibit, Fischer said that the EU and the European Common Market were "revolutionary" developments that had guaranteed stability in a broad, extraordinarily diverse territory in spite of strong nationalistic tendencies.
Fischer added that Europe had been extending an invitation to Turkey for decades and would be "foolish" now to rescind it.
Fischer, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and four other former foreign ministers recently signed an op-ed urging direct U.S.-Iranian negotiations.
www.isop.ucla.edu /euro/article.asp?parentid=44648   (889 words)

 European Tribune - Community, Politics & Progress.
BERLIN - Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer announced Tuesday after the German government's weekend election defeat he would not seek a prominent parliamentary role in his Greens party beyond serving as an ordinary member of the Bundestag.
Fischer didn't have the official leadership of the Greens.
Fischer said he will step back IF the greens are not part of the next administration.
www.eurotrib.com /story/2005/9/20/11246/5505   (799 words)

 CER | Britain: Joschka Fischer popular in London
Fischer was in Britain on Wednesday 24 January to deliver a speech to the German-British Forum.
In advance of Mr Fischer's visit, the British government had a quiet word with its counterparts in Berlin to request that their guest bear in mind British sensitivities on matters European.
In general Fischer received positive reports from a press that has developed a soft spot for him, despite his controversial past and EU proposals that few in Britain could make.
www.ce-review.org /01/4/ukpress4.html   (915 words)

 Fischer: Iran entitled to access nuclear energy for peaceful use - Irna
Former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer, here Wednesday said that during his talks with Iranian officials he underlined that Iran is entitled to access nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
Saying that his talks with Iranian officials were informal and that he was not visiting Tehran as a mediator, Fischer said that in such cases all means should be used to reach mutual understanding.
Fischer arrived in Tehran on Monday night in response to the invitation of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council.
www.irna.ir /en/news/view/menu-236/0608027553181600.htm   (498 words)

 Interview: "We Opposed War in Iraq for Good Reasons" - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News
Fischer: These issues are beyond the scope of the federal government; they are the business of churches and religious communities.
Fischer: You are being unfair to the chancellor.
Fischer: Admittedly, I was 51 percent in favor and 49 percent against Turkey's joining the EU.
www.spiegel.de /international/1,1518,324188,00.html   (1984 words)

 CNN.com - Joschka Fischer: Speedier Iraq transition is key - Nov. 17, 2003
CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer spoke with Germany's Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer in Washington about moves to rebuild the relationship.
FISCHER: Well, this was not an issue in the discussions I had today and not in the discussions between the president and the chancellor September in New York City.
FISCHER: First of all, I think for both France and Germany, the United States is the most important ally outside of Europe.
www.cnn.com /2003/US/11/17/cnna.fischer/index.html   (815 words)

 Captain's Quarters
Fischer will begin his new job as a guest professor at the Ivy League institution, SPIEGEL is exclusively reporting this weekend.
Fischer is currently a Green Party member of the German parliament, but he hasn't said when he will give up his seat.
I'm no fan of Fischer, but even so: Kelly took the information from an article by Paul Berman on Joschka Fischer and ran with it, i.e, he erronously concluded that Fischer was behind German opposition to the war on Iraq.
www.captainsquartersblog.com /mt/archives/007229.php   (2115 words)

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