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Italy has voted – who is to blame?

Italy voted last Sunday in a way that should deeply frighten all those who still feel a touch of responsibility for Europe in them. But nothing of the sort can be observed in German politics or the public. One merely sees one’s own prejudices confirmed and reflexively admonishes Italian politics to finally turn to the path of virtue that Germany has long been charting. …

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Eastern Europe and Russia – The economic disaster we created is forgotten – Part 4

Catastrophic events can carry the seeds of fundamental improvement. Thinking beyond the day, it is clear that a future peace can only be permanently secured with new concepts. Perhaps the West, and Europe in particular, will now finally learn that this requires much more than open markets. …

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Eastern Europe and Russia – The economic disaster we created is forgotten – Part 3

If one is looking for confirmation of how important and correct our criticism of the Western institutions is, which have been dealing with the economic situation in Eastern Europe and Russia since the fall of the Berlin Wall, one only has to look to Brussels. …

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