German Leaders Meet Opposition Activists: And party boss Egon Krenz and West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl review ways to forge closer ties during a minute telephone conversation. It was the first contact between the Communist Party and New Forum, and it seemed to reflect at least tacit acceptance of the organization by the Communist regime. They discussed ways to forge closer links between the two Germanys.
Scientology as a state-recognized religion and Scientology as a business Scientology, founded in the early s in the United States by L. Ron Hubbard and today claiming to be represented in countries, has been a very controversial new religious movement.
Kentwriting innoted that officials at all levels of German government shared the insistence that Scientology should be suppressed. Ron Hubbardthe founder of Scientology, but not Scientology itself.
Scientology and the legal system While there have been calls for Scientology to be banned, the Church of Scientology remains legal in Germany and is allowed to operate there. In Decemberthe Administrative Court in Berlin ruled against the Berlin Office for the Protection of the Constitution and ordered it to stop the recruitment and deployment of staff and members of the Church of Scientology Berlin as paid informants.
The court ruled that the use of informants was disproportionate. The federal court based its opinion on its judgment that the aims of Scientology, as outlined by L.
Ron Hubbard in his writings, were incompatible with the German constitution. Inthe Swiss government detained an agent of the German government, charging him with "carrying out illegal business for a foreign state, working for a political information service and falsifying identity documents".
Ron Hubbard will not be used in executing the contract". Ron Hubbard and had participated in a course run by a Scientologist management and communication consultancy firm. In Novemberthe government abandoned its attempts to ban Scientology, after finding insufficient evidence of illegal or unconstitutional activity.
But they put very little of this into practice.
The appraisal of the Government at the moment is that [Scientology] is a lousy organization, but it is not an organization that we have to take a hammer to.
Scientology and celebrities Tom Cruise is one of several Scientologist artists who have been subject to boycott calls in Germany.
Department of State began to include the issue of Scientology in Germany in its annual human rights reports after the agreement between the Church of Scientology and the U. Internal Revenue Servicethrough which Scientology gained the status of a tax-exempt religion in the United States.
Department of State spokesman Nicholas Burns rejected the Nazi comparisons in the open letter as "outrageous" and distanced the U. This is intimidation, pure and simple. President Bill Clinton at a conference in Philadelphia.
The Constitutional Court and various courts at the state level have not explicitly ruled that Scientology is a religion.
Government agencies at the federal and state level have rules and procedures that discriminate against Scientology as a group and against its members.In this letter, Gysi pleaded with Soviet leaders either to put pressure on German Chancellor Helmut Kohl to return the archive to the PDS, or if Kohl felt this was politically impossible, to destroy it.
Hardly a day passes without new headlines appearing about the financial machinations of the former German Chancellor and long-serving Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Chairman Helmut Kohl. The man. The widow of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl did not want Angela Merkel to speak at his state memorial service on July 1, Der Spiegel reported Wednesday.
Maike Kohl-Richter had suggested that only foreign guests should speak at the service, including Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.
BERWIN LEIGHTON PAISNER’S CORPORATE CRIME AND INVESTIGATIONS COLUMN: OCTOBER fortune and paragraph a of the German criminal code to settle the case against him.
That provision criminal investigation into former German chancellor Helmut Kohl’s role in the party financing scandal that.
Prague, 24 January (RFE/RL) -- Western press commentary today and over the weekend focuses in large part on problems in two major European countries -- Russia and Germany.
Some analysts mull. The partners in Deutsche AG include Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the Soviet Union, George H. W. Bush, former President of the United States, Dr Helmut Kohl, former Chancellor of Germany, and Dr Joseph Ackermann, CEO of Deutsche Bank AG.