The real dividing line in the debate about Greece and the euro is whether Germany and Europe should give in to Athens’ demands, or force Greece to reform? Interestingly, both camps are firmly pro-European.
In the past 25 years, Russia has gone from being the defining member of the Eastern bloc to a European integration project, only to shift east once again – this time toward China. In which camp will it end up?
Yemen is headed for all-out civil war, another theater of the sadly familiar cast of proxy wars, sectarian violence, state collapse, and militia rule. The only actors who will prosper are the likes of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.
Greece needs to make reforms if it is to return to growth, and it is more likely that this will happen inside the euro than outside. The key is to reactivate a logic that has worked many times: solidarity in exchange for reforms.
Has anybody counted how often the headline “Now Grexit is unavoidable” has popped up in the media over the last few months? In fact, the ongoing Greek debt crisis is predictable only in its unpredictability.
Angela Merkel’s government seem to be taking the accelerating Greek crisis in good spirits, and it isn’t hard to see why: with Sunday’s referendum, Greece’s government has taken the country’s fate into its own hands
There was nothing he wouldn’t sell and very little he couldn’t buy. Alexander Schalck-Golodkowski was communist East Germany’s foremost capitalist. Having outlived the state he served by a quarter century, he died on June 21 at the age of 82.
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+++ Andreas Rinke explains the Merkel Mystique; Clare Richardson goes on the data trail; Sumi Somaskanda assesses the impact of the right-wing Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) entering the Bundestag; Matthias Geis looks beyond Angela Merkel and sizes up her heirs (“Close-Up”); Marcel Fratzscher points his finger at where Germany is lacking economically; Tyson Barker, Clare Demesmay, Quentin Peel, Jana Puglierin, Jan Techau, and Nikolaus von Twickel are sending memos to the next chancellor; and much more +++
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