Economics and politics - comment and analysis

The German Service Sector Miracle

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Germany’s Federal Statistics Office presented its first results for German gross domestic product (GDP) for 2019 on 15 January. According to these results the German economy grew by 0.6 per cent last year. Last week (14 February) the results of the calculation for the fourth quarter of 2019 were also presented. …

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Politik als Farce

6. February 2020 I Events, General Politics

Eine Farce, sagt der Duden, ist eine „Angelegenheit, bei der die vorgegebene Absicht, das vorgegebene Ziel nicht mehr ernst zu nehmen ist, und nur noch lächerlich gemacht, verhöhnt wird.“ Genau das hat sich gestern im Landtag von Thüringen abgespielt. Die von der Gesellschaft den Parlamenten vorgegebene Aufgabe, …

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Italy: The election in Emilia Romagna – or How Europe is Constantly Dismantling Itself

Salvini will carry on, enormously strengthened, and sooner or later he will reach his goal.
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“Matteo Salvini has lost, his plan to overthrow the government has not worked.” This, or something similar, is the usual chorus of headlines in German papers after the regional election in Emilia Romagna. …

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