Tag: Germany

Europe Loses Trust in Obama

Europe Loses Trust in Obama

| November 11, 2013

The US president’s turnabouts on Syria and Iran—coupled with his policy fumbles at home—have diminished European allies’ traditional respect for the White House.

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The Dilemma at the Heart of Europe: Germany and the German Question

The Dilemma at the Heart of Europe: Germany and the German Question

| September 3, 2013

The issue that has been conspicuous by its absence from Germany’s parliamentary campaign: the relationship between Europe and the economic powerhouse that is too small to lead, too large simply to fall into line.

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A Dark Vision of the Future of Europe

A Dark Vision of the Future of Europe

| August 22, 2013

French philosopher André Glucksmann finds the situation in Europe “extremely unsettling.” In a SPIEGEL interview, he discusses the failure of European intellectuals, how divisions could lead to an EU breakup or even hostilities, and why pursuing a United States of Europe is “the wrong goal.”

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Merkel’s European Failure: Germany Dozes on a Volcano

Merkel’s European Failure: Germany Dozes on a Volcano

| August 9, 2013

Angela Merkel’s government is forcing Southern Europe to undertake profound reforms while at the same time denying its own responsibility for the consequences of its crisis policies. Germany is risking a historic failure with its shortsighted wrangling.

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The Germans Want Their Gold Reserves Back In Germany

The Germans Want Their Gold Reserves Back In Germany

| January 19, 2013

The first major sign that trust between central banks across the globe could be deteriorating.

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Germany Repatriating Gold From NY, Paris ‘In Case Of A Currency Crisis’

Germany Repatriating Gold From NY, Paris ‘In Case Of A Currency Crisis’

| January 16, 2013

Officials at the Bundesbank acknowledged the move is “preemptive” in case a “currency crisis” hits the European Monetary Union.

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Why Germany Wants its 674 Tons of Gold Back

Why Germany Wants its 674 Tons of Gold Back

| January 16, 2013

German fixation on its gold comes at a time when the world of finance seems in chaos.

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Germany to Move 674 Tons of Gold

Germany to Move 674 Tons of Gold

| January 16, 2013

More than two-thirds of Germany’s gold reserves, valued at 137 billion euros, or $183 billion, is abroad, stored in vaults in New York, Paris and London.

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