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Politics as risk

2012 in Tokyo: at the annual meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the European debt crisis  (and risk) was the focus. ECB members sat on the podium. They defended the eurozone and spoke of the rescue of Greece with a correspondingly rigid austerity programme. And especially: keeping the state and the banks separate from each other.
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Nina Hoppe über Franz Vranitzky und seine politische nachhaltige Wirkung

Vranz

Yesterday I saw Franz “Vranz” Vranitzky taking part in a discussion group, and felt quite emotional. He was the Chancellor who shaped my political awareness. I was 13 when he became Chancellor and 24 when he resigned, which is why I long for another politician of the Vranitzky mould. It is the social-liberal dimension that I miss in today’s politics.
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