By Bodo Herzog - 30. 09. 2012

We cannot rely on central banks to carry us through the Eurozone crisis. ...

By Bodo Herzog - 11. 08. 2012

If the Eurozone is to be saved, policy-makers must embrace a strict framework of consistent and enforceable rules. ...

By Bodo Herzog - 6. 07. 2012

The Eurozone cannot prosper without respect for the rules and restrictions of the common currency framework. We need a strong referee - and the Europe...

By Bodo Herzog - 1. 06. 2012

The economic rationale of the current crisis is remarkably simple: Without fiscal stability, there will be no economic growth....

By Bodo Herzog - 4. 05. 2012

The British government's objection has put European plans for a transaction tax on hold. But there is no convincing alternative: States must regulate ...

By Bodo Herzog - 29. 03. 2012

Because of its institutional deficiencies, the Eurozone finds itself in a particularly tough position today, even when compared to other nations with ...

By Bodo Herzog - 2. 03. 2012

Demographic change is an undeniable fact for Western societies, and a serious threat to economic competitiveness. But there's a cure: Education. By fo...

By Bodo Herzog - 3. 02. 2012

We need a strong fortress of financial regulation, not a patchwork of national rules. When that is done, markets can be made to work efficiently again...

By Bodo Herzog - 6. 01. 2012

Rating agencies continue to dominate market mood swings. Two lessons can be learned from recent down-gradings: Rating agencies must take responsibilit...

By Bodo Herzog - 2. 12. 2011

Germany has emerged as the biggest opponent of Brussels' new economic toy: Eurobonds. And Merkel is right: In the short term, Eurobonds are neither re...


EU CO2 standards for trucks: Industry express serious concerns
By Alexandre Kintzinger

The EU-Parliament and the Council reached a provisional deal on new CO2 emission targets for heavy-duty vehicles. Until 2030 emissions from new trucks have to be 30 % lower compared to 2019 emission level. The EU said it is an opportunity for the manufactures to embrace innovation. For the industry,

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Years of austerity have left their mark on Europe: budget deficits have shrunk, reforms have been delayed, and the social costs of cuts are increasingly visible.

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30 million Americans have no health insurance
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No, President Trump, there is no "national emergency" on the souther border. You want a national emergency? 30 million Americans have no health insurance and many more are under-insured.

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On the occation of the first visit of a Pope at the Arab Peninsula in the United Arab Emirates Pope Francis called upon to use religion for peace, tolerance and the compliance of the freedom of religion. Dialog and tolerance are the keywords. But what´s the meaning of it?

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Back To Basics
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Conservatism appears to be in crisis: climate change calls for environmental policies, the welfare state must be reformed (but not be abolished), the financial crisis has exposed the flaws of markets. Many conservatives struggle to articulate their answers - or do they?

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