Tag Archives: Germany

How Germany’s Current-Account Surplus Will Correct Itself

Germany’s over-dependence on its automotive industry will be its undoing.

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Angela Merkel: Ever-Lasting Woman Leader?

Among countries with populations of at least 100,000 people, which woman holds the record for the longest uninterrupted tenure as the elected head of government?

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How the Berlin Government Could Rein in Airbnb and Protect Local Housing

If Airbnb knowingly facilitates criminal activity, it should itself be treated as a criminal enterprise.

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A Carbon Cost: Germany’s Energy Transformation

Germany is not on target to meet 2020 emissions targets, due in part to the setback of rapid denuclearization.

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Merkel and Macron: The New “2 M’s” Power Couple

With a new French President at her side, Merkel feels invigorated again. She even feels a sense of destiny regarding Europe.

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The Macron Effect: Can France Overtake Germany Again?

It’s not a foregone conclusion that Germany always has the upper hand economically over France.

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Trump to Germany: Pay Up!

The U.S. President reflects on why Germans must be made to pay for all the wrongs they inflicted on the United States.

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Is Germany Really Poverty-Stricken?

Fake facts, presented under the cover of academic neutrality, become a 2017 election topic in Germany.

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The EU: Like Building a Cathedral

Will the “cathedral” – aka the EU – ever be completed? Is it worth the effort? Or might it fall down and bankrupt its builders?

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The Black Box of Executive Compensation

German companies need to do much more to live up to the transparency standards required by democracy in the age of globalization.

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