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By Hans-Werner Sinn - Jan 22,2020
MUNICH — Under President Ursula von der Leyen, the new European Commission has big plans to address climate change.
By Hans-Werner Sinn - Nov 25,2019
MUNICH — Germany’s automobile industry is its most important industrial sector. But it is in crisis, and not only because it is suffering the effects of a recession brought on by Volkswagen’s own cheating on emissions standards, which sent consumers elsewhere.
By Hans-Werner Sinn - Sep 18,2019
MUNICH — On September 12, the European Central Bank decided to launch, yet, another asset-purchase programme, with plans to buy 20 billion euros in new securities per month for an indefinite period of time, using the same structure as it has in the past.
By Hans-Werner Sinn - Jul 31,2019
MUNICH — Expectations, and, for many economists, rather bad ones, have been confirmed: the European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to inflate the eurozone.
By Hans-Werner Sinn - May 27,2019
MUNICH — French President Emmanuel Macron thinks an overhaul of Germany’s economic model is overdue.
By Hans-Werner Sinn - Nov 29,2018
MUNICH — US President Donald Trump is making an intolerable show of himself in Europe.
By Hans-Werner Sinn - Sep 30,2018
MUNICH — Will history repeat itself? When US president Ronald Reagan assumed office in 1981, he lowered the maximum corporate and personal income tax rates, and allowed companies to write off capital expenditure depreciation almost instantly.
By Hans-Werner Sinn - Jul 30,2018
MUNICH — In May 1998, irrevocable conversion rates for the currencies that would be merged into the euro were implemented. In a sense, this makes the single currency just over 20 years old.
By Hans-Werner Sinn - Apr 04,2018
MUNICH — US President Donald Trump is making good on his promises to put “American first” through trade protectionism. How should Europe respond?Trump has temporarily exempted Europe from his newly imposed import duties on steel and aluminum.
By Hans-Werner Sinn - Nov 22,2017
Germany is experiencing a political watershed.It is not just that the exit of the Free Democrats (FDP) from coalition talks has cast doubt on whether Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) will remain in power.

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