Social organizations in Germany call to oppose the Munich Security Conference

10.02.2023, Berlin.

More than 60 organizations signed the joint call to oppose this year’s Munich Security Conference, German political scientist and historian Claus Schreer said on February 9, the Junge Welt newspaper wrote.

“This is a conference of economic representatives of NATO and the EU together with high-ranking military officials,” Schreer said. He added that the main topic this year will be the conflict in Ukraine.

Schreer said the call not to hold the Munich Security Conference was signed by organizations fighting for peace, climate justice, social organizations, and, for the first time in recent years, trade unions.

Representatives of the Socialist German Workers’ Youth (SDAJ), the Democracy in Europe 2025 (DiEM 25) movement, the Munich American Peace Committee (MAPC) and the 21st Munich International Peace Conference were present at a press conference held by Klaus Schreer.

Schroer said a demonstration against the conference is scheduled for February 18. Organizers expect 2,000 demonstrators to attend. The demonstration will begin with a rally at Karlsplatz in Munich at 1 p.m., and will march to the central Marienplatz, where the final rally will take place.

The Munich Security Conference has been held annually since 1962. Initiated and organized by the German publisher Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin, the event was held under the auspices of the Christian Social Union. Until 1992, most participants consisted of military and political leaders of NATO member states, well-known political scientists in those countries and media representatives. Since 1998, the costs of the event have been borne by the German government.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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