UAE shuts German pro-democracy office in Abu Dhabi


BERLIN, March 29 (Reuters) - Germany's Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, a think tank close to Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives which promotes democracy abroad, said on Thursday authorities in Abu Dhabi had ordered it to shut its office there. "We can only react with complete incomprehension at this unexpected and sudden development in Abu Dhabi," said foundation head Hans-Gert Poettering in a statement. No reason for the closure had been given, he said. The Foundation opened its office in ...

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