Das Freihandelsabkommen TTIP zwischen Europa und den USA findet kaum noch zu Zustimmung. Diese Aversionen sind jedoch unbegründet – und schlecht für die handelsabhängige deutsche Wirtschaft.
Die Gelegenheit, die Transatlantische Investitions- und Handelspartnerschaft (TTIP) zwischen den Vereinigten Staaten und Europa zum Abschluss zu bringen, neigt sich immer mehr ihrem Ende zu. In den USA, in Frankreich und
This article was published on ft.com on June 29, 2015.
The breakdown of negotiations on Greece has come as a shock. Berlin and other European capitals look in disbelief at the Greek government’s resolve to inflict huge economic and financial damage on its own country and its citizens […] read full article on ft.com
Europeans reacted with relief to what is widely seen as surrender last month by the Greek government in tense talks over an extension of the bailout programme for Athens… (read full articel on ft.com, published March 9, 2015)
This article was first published on ft.com on 27 August 2014.
The news that German output declined in the second quarter has dented the country’s economic euphoria, but only a little.
Many blame the Ukraine crisis and transient factors such as the mild winter, and believe that Europe’s largest economy remains fundamentally strong. They are wrong. Germany’s disappointing performance mostly reflects structural weaknesses, both at home and in the eurozone. Policy makers should act quickly, before the problems become further
With the crisis in Ukraine intensifying, the United States and the European Union are locked in a battle of wills – and sanctions – with Russia. Indeed, in retaliation for the intensification of Western financial sanctions, Russia has announced a ban on food and agricultural imports from the US and the EU. But the real threat to the West lies in the potential impact of a financial crisis
Europe is stuck in a deep slump and facing the prospect of many more years of stagnation and high unemployment. European leaders are right in their diagnosis that a growth stimulus is urgently needed to end the crisis. But they are wrong in their solution: The Continent doesn’t need more public spending and bigger government. It needs more competition, innovation and the completion of the
This is a translation of the original German article published in FAZ on February 6, 2014.
European Central Bank President Draghi has played down German fears about high inflation and urged Germany not to ignore the positive impact of European monetary policy. Bundesbank president Weidmann has also recently stressed that there are no reasons for German concern about inflation. The public debate about European monetary policy, however, has become more heated