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Die Welt’s Economic Editor Tobias Kaiser has an opinion piece in today’s paper entitled entitled “Stay with us, Brits”, in which he argues that:“Berlin needs London as a partner in the fight for fiscal reason [in the EU].” Kaiser highlight…

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It seems the German government has finally publicly accepted what everyone already knew – that Greece will need some kind of further financial assistance after its second bailout programme expires at the end of 2014. German Finance Minister Wolfgang …

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The Bundesbank, The Deutscher Aktieninstitute (DAI), and even EU civil servants from the 11 participating countries have all warned against the FTT in its current form. Today saw yet another German voice raised again the tax – this time from the very…

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Some EU pundits have spent the last several months arguing that a change to the EU treaties is a non-starter. “Don’t you know”, they say with a high degree of confidence “the Germans have gone off it.” And in any case, no one else wants it any way for …

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Given all the Germany-bashing over the last week, in the wake of the Cyprus bailout deal (some of it completely ridiculous), it’s easy to forget that the Germans themselves are remarkably united over the agreement. In fact, the feeling is that Germany,…

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