Intelligence HQ Moves to Berlin
Stratfor, Jan. 15
“The German government said January 15 it will move its intelligence agencies to Berlin from several small towns in western Germany where they have been located since the end of World War ii.”
Labor Divide in Europe
Stratfor, Jan. 20
“At least five European Union members—Austria, Germany, France, Belgium and Finland—will have a moratorium on free labor movement for the incoming Central European states …. These decisions will further entrench divisions between incoming states and current members and add a purely economic dimension to what until now generally has been a political fight.”
Watch for divisions and crises within the EU to multiply until it spurs strong leadership to the fore.