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Österreichischer Ökonom als neuer Präsident des IfW Kiel geplant

Posted by hkarner - 1. September 2018

Der Ökonom Gabriel Felbermayr soll mit März 2019 die Nachfolge von Dennis Snower beim renommierten Wirtschaftsinstitut antreten.

Gabriel Felbermayr, derzeit Leiter des Zentrums für Außenwirtschaft des ifo Instituts Leibniz

Der österreichische Ökonom Gabriel Felbermayr könnte mit März 2019 die Nachfolge von Dennis Snower (67) beim Kieler Institut für Weltwirtschaft (IfW) antreten. Damit rechnet Schleswig-Holsteins Wissenschaftsstaatssekretär Oliver Grundei (CDU). Institutssprecher Guido Warlimont sagte am Freitag, die Vertragsgespräche seien sehr weit fortgeschritten.

Im Mai hatte die „Zeit“ bereits berichtet, dass Felbermayr gute Chancen habe, nächster IfW-Präsident zu werden. Felbermayr, gebürtig aus Bad Hall in Oberösterreich, war unter anderem für die Unternehmensberatung McKinsey und als Professor am Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre der Universität Hohenheim in Stuttgart tätig und arbeitet aktuell beim Ifo-Institut in München – als dortiger Leiter Außenwirtschaft.

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Bundesbank’s Weidmann Says a Euro-Area Budget Could Be a Good Thing, With Conditions

Posted by hkarner - 1. September 2018

Date: 31-08-2018
Source: The Wall Street Journal

He warned that such a budget ‘should not create new opportunities for public borrowing’

Germany’s Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann. Speaking in Athens, Mr. Weidmann argued that a euro-area budget “could be a welcome development…if it is part of a fundamental reform of EU funds.’

German Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann signaled Thursday that he might support the creation of a common eurozone budget that could help improve the region’s competitiveness and assist crisis-hit countries, but only as part of a fundamental reform of European Union funds.

The comments from Mr. Weidmann, a longtime critic of greater risk-sharing across the currency bloc, come amid an intense political debate over reforms that could strengthen the 19-nation currency bloc. French President Emmanuel Macron has championed the creation of a sizable common budget that could improve the convergence of eurozone economies and help the bloc weather future crises.

Speaking in Athens, Mr. Weidmann argued that a euro-area budget “could be a welcome development…if it is part of a fundamental reform of EU funds.” Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Italy is turning into a lost case

Posted by hkarner - 1. September 2018

Date: 30-08-2018
Source: The Economist
Subject: Tensions rise between Italy and the EU

Migrants and the economy are the flashpoints

AS ITALIANS trickled back to the cities from holidays on the coast and in the sun-baked countryside, the scene was set this week for what promises to be a difficult autumn. Over both the enduring problem of what to do about migrants arriving from north Africa and the even older problem of Italy’s dangerously anaemic economy, clashes with the EU are looming.

In the latest flexing of his muscles, Italy’s interior minister and leader of the Northern League, the pugnacious Matteo Salvini, kept more than a hundred asylum-seekers cooped up on one of Italy’s coast-guard vessels, the Ubaldo Diciotti, for almost a week as he demanded EU agreement on a policy for the redistribution of migrants. After a meeting in Brussels ended without progress, the Italian Catholic church helped to broker a deal. Most of the asylum-seekers entered Italy under its auspices; 20 each went to Ireland and, somewhat improbably, to Albania.

But this is only a temporary and partial climb-down. Mr Salvini and his political soulmate, Viktor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary, made clear during a meeting in Italy this week that they plan to build an EU-wide, anti-immigration front for the European elections next year (though they are at odds over the sharing of migrants). They plan to challenge the centrist alliance that France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, is trying to forge, and which they depict as pro-immigration. Mr Salvini said they were at a “historic turning point” in Europe. With traditional conservatives increasingly clashing with hardline populists, he may well be right. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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