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Herr Weidmann halten Sie bitte beide Augen offen (Teil I) NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 6 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Sehr geehrter Herr Weidmann,es passiert nicht häufig, daß ich in deutscher Sprache schreibe , es sei denn es handelt sich um Übersetzungen von Werken Anderer oder direkte Ansprache deutschsprachiger. Personen. Die Grundpositionen mein...
German elections part2: not too much on eurozone reforms NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 49 Minutes ago
Dear reader,the last couple of days I watched some of Germany's main candidates for the elections which are being held today, and what they had to say to their electorate. So far commentators offered some comments on Ms Merkel and her rather wary sta...
Rapid growth of German pension liabilities for public officials NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 11 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Dear reader,many risks such as the break-up of the eurozone or the demographic 'time bomb' especially for aging societies such as Japan or Germany have been highlighted many times before.Another big "invisible", or at least "underacknowledged",...
Bavarian (German) bank whistleblower released from mental institution NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 11 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Dear reader,some stories are so unbelievable that a comment by this author, other than that this guy has been extremely lucky the story went public, isn't needed.Here's the story:Bavaria top court orders Mollath released from mental institution ...
Use KfW aid for Southern Europe wisely, do not create new 'bubble economy' NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 1 Year, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Dear reader,first of all I would like to express my delight at German government's recent decision to use its excellent public investment bank – KfW- to deliver some support for the crisis stricken countries in the South of Europe. Of course I...
German elections 1: new anti-Euro party - Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 1 Year, 2 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
(>5000 words)Dear reader,September 22nd will be Germany's next (federal) election day. Voters will be called to the polls to vote a new Bundestag, which then after the parliament reconvened, will vote a new chancellor (which sounds more exiting th...
Eurogroup's 'bail-in' of central banks around the globe: 426 bn € NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 1 Year, 3 Months, 4 Days, 6 Minutes ago
Dear reader,apologies, i made a mistake by not explicitly mentioning the potential for killing the market value of gold by implementing that Eurogroup 'rescue package' for Cyprus. I just mentioned the other massive 'market movers' and side effects of...
PAINI* 2b: Eurogroup responsible for confusion NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 1 Year, 3 Months, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Dear reader,my Twitter timeline provided me with this piece by Dutch economists Eijffinger & Mujagic just some hours after PAINI 2 was published.PAINI by the way means: Panic About Idiocy Not Inflation, whereas WAINI was acronym for Worry about i...
PAINI part 2: Eurogroup creating EMU banking confusion NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 1 Year, 3 Months, 1 Week, 20 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Dear reader,it's always hard to find an appropriate headline.This time I could have used 'Euroland of Confusion' as there was once a song titled: Land of ConfusionFirst a few articles on the latest 'wisdom' of euro zone's finance ministers re.:...
Panic about idiocy: Sinking Europe - part I Cyprus NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 1 Year, 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 22 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Dear reader,first some technical changes due to a rapidly deteriorating situation in the eurozone:1.) From now on it's "panic about idiocy not inflation", whereas before it was just "worry about idiocy not inflation"2.) In order to be able to co...
Google translate's accuracy decreased ? NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 1 Year, 4 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Dear reader,just a very short blog entry as a follow up on the earlier call for an 'European translation software' posted here: Blogging isn't the only thing Europeans can't do This author doesn't know if this is 'just me', or if others also observe...
SNSReaal: The failure of banking oversight and politics in NL NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Dear reader,yesterday evening, February 6th 2013, professor Arnoud Boot  (#) appeared on Dutch TV show 'Pauw en Witteman' where he gave his insights regarding the recent nationalization of SNSReaal.He gave the viewer his accont of what went...
Mr Münchau overlooked important developments in Italy NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Dear reader,yesterday, Sunday Jan 20th,  it was brought to this author's attention that Mr Münchau wrote another¹ comment on Italy which misses a few points.It's hard to stay informed about all the events in the whole eurozone, and so Mr Münc...
Paul de Grauwe: Bedenken über Bankenaufsicht NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 1 Year, 7 Months, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
(dt. Übersetzung aus dem Niederländischen. Artikel erschienen in De Morgen, Dec 17th 2012)Letzte Woche wurde ein wichtiger Schritt in Richtung Einigung der Euroländer unternommen. Während des europäischen Gipfels kamen die Länder überein...
"Opposition sucks" NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 1 Year, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Minutes ago
Dear reader,just a few words on the current state of the German opposition, or to be more precise: on the main opposition party, the SPD or Labor.Of course "opposition sucks" is the translated version of a meanwhile famous quote (Ger) by former...
The Eurozone's Design Failures: can they be corrected? NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 1 Year, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
The Eurozone's Design Failures: can they be corrected? (London School of Economics, audio livestream , 81min)Speaker(s): Professor Paul De Grauwe Chair: Professor Nicholas BarrRecorded on 28 November 2012 in Old Theatre, Old Build...
Some blind spots of ECB and Bundesbank NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 1 Year, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Dear reader,here are some remarks on two separate issues (ECB + Bundesbank) which have something in common: inflation.Again this author feels obliged to make some comments about some misconceptions on 'modern times' inflation and where he feels 'old...
Waini*: (part 7) Chinese will look after German care recipients NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 1 Year, 9 Months, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Dear reader,first of all Waini is short for "Worry about idiocy not inflation", a series about what goes extremely wrong or where some serious misperception is taking place. Waini will be used from now on in order to shorten the headlines, give them...
Dutch FinMin de Jager: states acted as lender of last resort (video) NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Dear reader,it's unfortunately (as far as this author knows) impossible to translate video streaming, but here is what Dutch finance minister, Mr de Jager, said by and large in this NOS interview: (starting from approx at 2:20mins) "European sta...
Look 80 years back NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Dear reader,not only has the euro crisis crawled further since almost one year ago this author, in one of his first blog entries published here at Eurozoneremarks, tried to point out that using whatever means of "creative finance" to restore growth i...