In the Ifo Viewpoint releases we present the Ifo perspective on topical issues in economic policy.
Munich, 21 January 2014 The European Union has earned its place as an instrument for peace in Europe. Free trade has brought prosperity to its peoples, and the freedom to choose a place of residence guards against the resurgence of totalitarian regimes. The Acquis Communautaire protects all member states’ citizens Details
Munich, 17 October 2013 Niall Ferguson and I have a different view of the euro crisis, but there are also aspects on which we agree: The Eurozone is stuck in a wretched crisis that has brought about unbearable unemployment levels in southern Europe, and which cannot be solved satisfactorily through Details
Munich, 16 October 2013 A year ago the German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble gave me a good telling-off. Why? Because I had issued a warning that, with the European banking union, politicians were preparing to shift the losses from write-downs of Europe’s over-indebted banks to the tax payers to protect Details