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I was interviewed for The European, a German publication, by Christoph Hosang on why the eurozone’s crisis response has been such a disaster and why the German government is a big part of the problem Tweet

Posted 21 Sep 2014 in Blog, euro, European Spring, Germany, The European
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I was interviewed by Pierre-Henri Thomas for the Belgian publication Trends Tendances on the crisis in Europe and why Germany is not an economic model Tweet

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I was interviewed by Eric Bonse for the German newspaper, Die Tageszeitung Tweet

Posted 17 May 2014 in Blog, Die Tageszeitung, euro, European Spring, Germany
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Former ECB chief economist Otmar Issing has a piece in today’s FT that is riddled with mistakes and misconceptions. The headline gives you the gist of it: “Get your finances in order and stop blaming Germany: The countries now in trouble have caused their own problems”. Here are a few of the flaws in his argument. […]

Posted 26 Mar 2014 in Blog, euro, Europe, European Spring, Germany
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In additional to its fiscal enforcement powers, the European Commission is now mandated to tackle excessive imbalances in the eurozone that could endanger its stability. Due to German lobbying, EU rules on imbalances are dangerously unbalanced: while they deem a current-account deficit of 4% of GDP problematic, a surplus has to exceed 6% of GDP […]

Posted 17 Oct 2013 in Blog, euro, Germany
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Die Berliner Republik, 06/12. Wenn Vorbehalte gegen Eingewanderte und Einwanderung laut werden, gehen Progressive nicht selten in Deckung. Das ist ein großer Fehler. Denn sowohl progressive Prinzipien als auch Pragmatismus und ökonomische Vernunft sprechen dafür, Einwanderung und Vielfalt ohne Wenn und Aber zu unterstützen

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in German. Read it here (scroll down the page) Tweet

Posted 15 Sep 2007 in Blog, Germany, Immigration