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OSCE chief Greminger warns against nationalism

the OSCE Secretary General, Greminger has warned of growing nationalism in Europe. In a newspaper interview, he, this weakness in Europe, said, "from the insid

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OSCE chief Greminger warns against nationalism

the OSCE Secretary General, Greminger has warned of growing nationalism in Europe. In a newspaper interview, he, this weakness in Europe, said, "from the inside out". Between the lots of States rule is a "trust deficit".

the head of The organization for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has found a Trend towards nationalism, Europe from the inside out weakness. "If you're interested not really for multilateral solutions, then an organization and its set of instruments for the promotion of cooperative security less attractive. And sometime at the expense of security," said OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger of the "New osnabrück newspaper".

security situation "worrisome"

more and more countries were taking the "as a consequence of a more national-oriented policies. Because the governments should be cautious". The overall security situation in Europe, the OSCE Secretary-General considers to be "alarming". Many actors are unpredictable, and there is "an absolute deficit of Trust" between Russia and the United States and other Western States. "Our observers have noted, more and more near-incidents," said Greminger and warned: "We have to manage the military risks again and go back."

The danger of an escalation Greminger sees in the conflict of Ukraine with Russia. "There are currently simply no political will for peace," he said. He fears a chain reaction in the individual fire area herds emerging brand. He wishes to himself, "that there is political impetus of the Normandy four-Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia".

special OSCE observers are in Ukraine.

peace in the Ukraine in the distance

focal points are the "occupied Crimea", the "illegal elections in the two rebel republics" and the situation in the Donbass, said the Swiss Diplomat. He called on Russia, as "escalating gesture," the 24 most recently, in the Strait of Kerch captured Sailors for the release of the three seized ships.

Russia and the Ukraine would have to finally You get out of the logic "As You are to me, so I did." A breakthrough for peace, the OSCE Secretary-General does not see in the foreseeable future.

weakness in the area of cyber-security

in addition to the conflict in Ukraine, the military risks and the threat of nuclear arms spiral, the OSCE chief sees a whole range of other threats to Europe, ranging from terrorism to violent extremism, human-, weapons -, and drug-trade seeds, it is extremely to cyber-attacks.

In dealing with the digital challenges of warfare Greminger, sees his Organisation is still under-equipped. "We are not prepared for the cyber age. I have a single specialist for cyber security. We are here to be weak, to be truly sustainable and, above all, proactive work," said Greminger. He called for a better financial equipment of the OSCE member States in the area.

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