Window on Europe
Thursday, November 19th, 2009
Interview mit dem Arab German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Thomas Bach, president of the Ghorfa Arab German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The economic crisis has had only relatively little affect on the Arab countries. Their economic power, especially that of the oil and gas producing countries, has even had a stabilizing effect. ARAB FORUM was able to speak with the president of the Ghorfa Arab German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Thomas Bach, and ask some questions about the future of German-Arab economic relations, including Iraq’s potential and educational training as an export article.
Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
A little tale of political integration.
The political integration of immigrants, particularly those with a Muslim background, is regularly made a subject of discussion by immigrant groups, Turkish and Arab organizations, and occasionally even by the press. Despite the large number (close to 3.3 million) of devote Muslims in Germany, their presence is little felt in politics. Many are plagued by the thought that the prejudice against and fear of Islam are so great in this country that one does not even dare to give this segment of the population its legitimate voice in politics.