January 21, 2012

Germany's War Against Keynes

John Browne, Christian Science Monitor

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As European leaders hurtle toward another make-or-break summit on the debt crisis Jan. 30,Germany’s economic leadership will again be put to the test. At the last summit in December,Berlin was unable to persuade London to back a plan to more tightly bind the economic policies of all 27 members of the European Union.

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January 11, 2012
Italy & France Team Up Against Germany
Hans-Jurgen Schlamp, Spiegel
Germany has long insisted that austerity be the primary strategy used in confronting the ongoing euro-zone debt crisis. Italy has now joined France in demanding a more nuanced approach. Prime Minister Monti will present his... more ››
January 9, 2012
Angela Merkel's Summit for One
Charlemagne, The Economist
"Dinner for one”, a 1963 British comedy sketch barely known in its country of origin, is Germans’ favourite television viewing on New Year’s Eve. Year after year they delight at the sight of Miss Sophie celebrating her... more ››
January 18, 2012
Germany Will Feel French Downgrade
Nicole Gelinas, City Journal
Who will suffer most from Standard and Poor’s European sovereign-debt downgrades of January 13? Not France, though it lost its triple-A rating. Not Italy, whose rating dropped to BBB+, out of respectable A status. Rather, it... more ››
January 10, 2012
Merkozy Rides Again
The Economist
The main significance of the Merkozy summit is that it seemed to signal a shift in emphasis. True, the austerity agenda - promoted by the Germans and grudgingly accepted by the French - is still there. Indeed, Mr Sarkozy... more ››