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Germany: Merkel’s sports minister causes trouble (Engelstalig)

The German CSU was to propose a plan to turn away migrants at the border who had registered elsewhere in the EU, prompting a veto from Merkel and leading to a showdown. The current deal provides Merkel with a two-week deadline to try to find (bilateral) deals in Europe.

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

Een eurozonecrisis staat niet voor de deur

De economische groei in de eurozone zwakt dit jaar wat af, maar blijft relatief sterk. De handelsspanningen met de VS, politieke ontwikkelingen in Zuid-Europa en dure olie zijn belangrijke risico’s. De eurozone staat echter zeker niet op omvallen.

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Swiss say Nein to Vollgeld (Engelstalig)

The idea underlying Vollgeld is that of full-reserve banking from the 1930’s. In today’s context its side-effects would likely lead to instability and a deflationary tendency. In the Swiss case, uncertainty would have prevailed in the short-term, followed by a further appreciating Swiss Franc.