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Iconoclasm and moral hypocrisy
Covid measures, crucial decisions
As the number of coronavirus infections rises across Europe, many governments, including Germany’s, are considering implementing a second lockdown. But another shutdown of Europe’s largest economy could be disastrous and have far-reaching effects throughout the continent.
Germany’s high-risk energy strategy
The German government hopes to overcome the shortcomings of its Energiewende plan with new initiatives such as a coal phaseout by 2038, a new climate policy package and an ambitious hydrogen strategy. But the blueprint still lacks coherence and cost efficiency, meaning it could further weaken the economic competitiveness of ...
Departing U.S. troops leave tough questions behind
President Donald Trump has finally announced a long-discussed redeployment of some American forces in Europe, mainly from Germany to Italy and Belgium. Wielded as a “punishment" by the U.S. administration, the move is less consequential from an immediate military perspective than critics and the media would admit. But it does ...
Opinion: Europe’s ‘historic’ deal and the future of the EU
Many have hailed the EU’s July decision to partially mutualize its newly issued debt as a “historic step.” Massive as it is, the stimulus package is unlikely to fix Europe’s fragile and crisis-stricken economies, even if the Union’s show of unity has already firmed it politically. However, the change in ...
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Shale gas revolution
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