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7. November 2013 I Jörg Bibow I Countries and Regions, Economic Policy

German Policy Bears Foremost Responsibility for the Euro Crises

In advance of this week’s Ford–Levy Institute conference in Athens, Greece (Nov. 8–9), I had an interview with George Papageorgiou, senior editor of, on the role German policy has played (and still plays) in generating and exacerbating many of the problems plaguing the eurozone periphery. This is something I was warning about back in 2005 (see here, for instance). We also discussed where the eurozone needs to go from here, touching on a plan for a Euro Treasury I’ll be discussing at the Athens conference.

Here is the link for the interview (in English). There is also a greek version.