In the Ifo Viewpoint releases we present the Ifo perspective on topical issues in economic policy.
Munich, 14 May 2013 Last summer, the financier George Soros urged Germany to agree to the establishment of the European Stability Mechanism, calling on the country to “lead or leave”. Now he says that Germany should exit the euro if it continues to block the introduction of Eurobonds. Soros is Details
Munich, 8 May 2013 Germany's roads are crumbling, according to the Cologne Institute for Economic Research, and it is right: 21 per cent of federal roads and nine percent of motorways in Germany urgently require repairs, but there is no money available to make them. Doing the full extent of Details
Munich, 3 May 2013 Germany is currently experiencing a massive wave of immigration that is reminiscent of the time after the Fall of the Iron Curtain. In 2012 a net total of around 410,000 people came to Germany (after subtracting the number of emigrants). This was around the same number Details