Tag Archives: reforms

EU Unemployment Reinsurance: Olaf Scholz`s Trial Balloon

Establishing a European Unemployment Reinsurance Fund carries the risk that it might be used to circumvent unpopular national-level decisions on structural reforms.

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“Cool” Germany, Really?

The Economist’s recent feature on today’s Germany as a model for all of Europe was fake news. The signs of crisis – mainly a widespread complacency – are already visible in financial markets.

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UK: Aimlessly Aiding and Abetting Saudi Arabia?

New report questions Saudi Arabia’s utility for Britain.

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Options for Turkey

What the Erdogan government must do if it wants to avoid a “cold Turkey” economic shock.

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Italy Versus Germany: The Real Story

The saga of a dynamic Germany and a sclerotic Italy does not reflect the historical record.

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Saudi Moderation: How Far Will Crown Prince Mohammed Go?

Despite the boldness of his moves, Crown Prince Mohammed has sent mixed messages about how far he is prepared to go to reform Saudi Arabia.

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Prince Mohammed’s Latest Gamble

Can the latest Saudi crackdown disarm ever more widespread opposition within the royal family and the military to the reform path and the Yemen war?

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Letting Saudi Women Drive

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman imposes his reformist will, while Saudi Arabia’s religious ultra-conservatives lick their wounds.

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A Danish Lesson for Germany

How did Denmark successfully reform its labor market?

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Musical Minarets: The Women of Istanbul

How is Turkey’s legacy of women’s rights reflected in songs from the time of the country’s founding?

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