When it says no, it means no even if it is the IMF that insists. The German government headed by Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated its opposition to any relief for Greece’s debt. Even though the policies enforced since the sovereign debt crisis in 2011 have […]
After 253 billion euros of trade surplus in 2016 and the world’s most profitable exporting economy, Germany breaks the nail with a budgetary surplus of almost 24 billion euros recorded during the same year. Faced with Greece and Italy in very serious condition and France, […]
“The world has changed dramatically. We have no fixed international order,” explained German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the beginning of her speech at the 53rd Munich Security Conference. After the Brexit referendum, Merkel said, the EU has been going through a very difficult phase and […]
A large amount of gold bars worth a total around USD 13 billion has been repatriated from New York to Frankfurt. According to the New York Federal Reserve, 642 tons have been sent back to Germany since 2013 and another 100 ton shipment from Paris...
After the Brexit, France will be the sole military nuclear power of the European Union (EU). Given the increased dangerousness of the international context and the possible divorce between the EU and the Trump administration, a growing number of Germans is wondering about the relevance […]
“We are not currency manipulators,” said Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, about his institution and Germany during a Q&A session in the European Parliament on February 6, 2017. Draghi replied to accusations made by Peter Navarro, an economic advisor to US President Donald Trump. […]
According to an INSA poll for the German magazine Bild, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) represented by Martin Schultz would be beating Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU-CSU alliance if elections were to take place today. The SPD would be defeating the CDU-CSU by one percentage point […]
While the Italian banking sector remains fragile, rumors since December 2016 of a potential takeover of the Italian Assicurazioni Generali SpA (G) – or at least of its French activities – by German group Allianz (ALVG) is being ill-perceived in Italy. A hundred Italian Senators,...
Within just a few months, the context has drastically changed for the European Union (EU). The Brexit which the British people voted for in June 2016 has yet to be activated using Article 50, however this move may prove even more consequential for the EU […]
Donald Trump has been yesterday officially elected the 45th POTUS by the Electoral College. Following the two terrorist attacks that took place on the same day in Ankara (Turkey) with the assassination of Russia’s Ambassador Andrey Karlov and in Berlin (Germany) where dozens have been […]