Once upon a time in the West
What weakened the “West” and led to today’s restless world?
After 15 years in office, German chancellor Angela Merkel will leave her successor with a shambles of a democracy
The European Central Bank’s activism on climate change is leading it into uncharted territory.
After a decade of Germany’s unprecedented policy experiment, some unintended side effects and new stability risks are becoming apparent.
As well as teaching NZ history, we should be teaching world history and addressing the lack of general knowledge of our idealistic youth.
Poland could become an even bigger headache for Brussels than Brexit over the coming years.
Germany doesn’t need a grand scale infrastructure programme, it needs a different Chancellor in a different coalition government.
Oliver Hartwich looks at the arguments in favour of Boris Johnson’s “mild course of action” in proroguing Parliament.
The way things are going, Germany may soon be ‘the sick man of Europe’ again.
Over the coming months, German banks will likely start charging negative rates from the first Euro - meaning everyone will have to pay if they want to keep their money in a bank.
European politics is a strange business. Where voters can choose candidates, who disappear after the elections. Where right-wing governments nominate left-sounding candidates.
Oliver Hartwich will paying close attention to one of the most interesting political manoeuvres in European politics - Denmark’s new leadership.
French President Macron has effectively made himself Europe’s Winston Peters.
It could take the UK Conservatives years to recover and rebuild from the defeat they are facing, and even that is not guaranteed
The selection of a replacement for Angela Merkel as leader of the Christian Democrats may have further destabilised German politics.
While the EU has been gazing into the timeless Brexit blackhole, it’s own next crisis could be just as severe.
Ironically, no person is better qualified to give advice on the current divisions in British politics than former Prime Minister David Cameron.
Theresa May cannot win this anymore. But nor could any potential successor, which is why no-one is challenging her for the leadership - yet.
If success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm, then German economics minister Peter Altmaier is on a winning streak. Oliver Hartwich takes a closer look at Germany’s move to model itself on Airbus, just after it canceled the A380