As a follow-up to my post a few days ago regarding the business relationship between the Munich-based firm Giesecke & Devrient and Zimbabwe, an article in Der Spiegel today reports (English/German) that the company has ceased deliveries of banknotes to Zimbabwe's central bank.
The German-language article suggests that growing public outrage -- as well as requests by at least two cabinet ministers from the SPD -- was decisive in leading the company to suspend its activities with the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.
The Süddeutsche Zeitung reports that a company spokesperson stated: 'There was a certain amount of political pressure.' ('Es hat einen gewissen politischen Druck gegeben.')
A small victory. But even these, I think, should be celebrated.