Germany Questions Appropriateness of Russia's Hosting FIFA World Cup

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After flight MH17 crash, German politicians question Russia's role as host of the FIFA World Cup in 2018, report German-language media. 

Despite the ongoing debate concerning sanctions against Russia, Europe and the US are unanimous that Russia is to blame for the Malaysia Airlines crash over eastern Ukraine, which killed all 298 passengers. 

As a consequence, German politicians are discussing if Russia's role as host of the FIFA World Cup in 2018 should be taken away and given to another country. 

"A change in the host could have a much greater impact than the imposing of economic sanctions," said Michael Fuchs, deputy chairman of the CDU. "Russia's borders are too porous to allow the country's imports to be stopped, that is why the control of possible economic sanctions is difficult. Furthermore, FIFA should think twice if Russia is a suitable partner, since it can't even guarantee safe air routes." 

"If Russia's president Putin doesn't actively cooperate to resolve the case of flight MH17's crash, a World Cup in Russia is unthinkable", "The World Cup will offer Putin a stage for his propaganda show" are among comments that German politicians made, quoted by Der Spiegel. 

Against the measure of taking away the role of Russia as the host of 2018's World Cup is the leader of Germany's social party (SPD) Sigmar Gabriel: "To have a debate about the World Cup four years in advance is not very clever", said Germany's Economy Minister. 

According to a German survey, the majority of Germans support sanctions against Russia. Fifty-three percent support the blocking of Russian bank accounts in the West and 30% are against the measure. 

A military operation and a breaking of diplomatic relations with Russia, though, was rejected categorically by the majority.

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Atlanticist - 25 Jul 2014 // 23:17:00

Malak Pito, have you ever heard of global warming? We need photovoltaics, wind and also hydropower to diversity from fossil fuels that Russia provides to pollute the world. If we don't have change in carbon dioxide emissions the world will begin to dissapear with sea rises. I hope you are not from Varna or Burgas because if you don't like photovoltaics they will dissapear in a few years with sea rising levels.

malak petko - 25 Jul 2014 // 23:13:06

No Germans are not brainwashed..

Their brains function this way normally. They are born brainwashed.

Have you ever asked question why the most numerous tribe in western Europe never had a colonial empire?
Or why they made such a catastrophic world wars?

Because they are inhibited in a humanitarian sense.
Even the savages did nor want them.

They hate Russia and they want revenge.
That is all.. but they have no imagination to see the consequences!!!
Now being leaders of Europe they turn it into something like the "Fourth Reich"..
But again with little understanding of the human consequences.

I can predict the future better than 10 000 Germans (excluding the Turks living there, they are much more educated in a humanitarian sense).
I cant be fond of Germany and the Germans seeing how their Forth Reich is destroying the economies of the smaller countries.
I am not grateful that their pressure installed useless photovoltaic panels worth at least 15 000 000 000, for which we can not pay.

Now I see that they a pushing Russia to invade Ukraine.
That is what I see. Russia does not have interest in this but the German European Union can succeed in convincing them that they have no choice.
And of course they, the Germans cant predict the outcome.

All this EU beurocrasy that is busy each night at the conferences of the Lobbying groups in Brussels. They are German-minded and self centered.
not an idiots......just Germans.
That is what I just said.
EU is pushing Russia to invade Ukrain. But with very real thought about the consequences..because they have absolute no clue how a military victory on Russia will look like..
and how it will reflect on their forth Reich.
Self centered people can not be leaders of such enormous Union. They never had even an empire.
And certainly they do not have a mission.
Pressing Bulgarians to pay 15 000 000 000 for photovoltaics can not be a mission.

EDC - 24 Jul 2014 // 09:45:57

What is it ,are all EU countries BRAIN WASHED ,What has Russia got to do with the mess OF an ILLEGAL GOVERNMENT IN UKRAINE now supported by the USA ,
Ukraine for many years bought ARMS and UNIFORMS made in RUSSIA and now the WORLD is SURPRISED that the people in Ukraine who are seen on the streets are wearing uniforms that look like Russian uniforms ,
of course they look like Russian uniforms they are made in Russia and from the same materials the only difference is the flashes /badges . Those in Ukraine now in CONFLICT / OBJECTION of the Illegal government do not wish to be part of Europe ,The people of Ukraine and the Government who believe that to be part of Europe will pathe theirs streets with GOLD they are to blind to see .They the people will see very little money they will only have the problems of PAYING BACK THE EU LOANS the Government take and POCKET FOR THEMSELVES,
An EU passport will not make them RICH. They need to ask questions now Where DID those in Government get the WEALTH they already have , If the Ukraine is such a poor country ? Like Russia those that are very rich seen an opportunity to acquire Companies from the work force who did not understand the worth of SHARES.

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