Olaf Gersemann

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Berlin und Paris sind genauso verantwortlich wie Athen

While Greece certainly deserves its share of the blame for the euro crisis, Germany and France are also responsible to a large extent, argues Olaf Gersemann, economics columnist for Die Welt and a regular contributor to the Advisor. Gersemann contends that by acting in the name of monetary integration, Germany and France pushed Greece and others into living beyond their means via the strength of the euro, leading to the current crisis. This essay appeared in the June 19, 2011, edition of Welt am Sonntag and is available in German only.

Germany’s Electoral System at 60: Trends and Reforms for the Twenty-first Century

German-American Issues 11 When Germany elected a new government on 27 September 2009, it did so not with an eye to the party, economic, or political successes of the previous …