The ECB is considering stimulating the economy with funding for local infrastructure projects. Germany already has experience with so-called "helicopter money."
The European Central Bank has left interest rates and massive support for the eurozone economy unchanged, despite sharp upgrades to the bank's growth forecasts. But inflation will remain stubbornly low, the ECB says.
The showdown involving Mikheil Saakashvili is a sideshow. But if those in power in Kyiv continue to block the fight against corruption, the consequences will be devastating, writes DW's Bernd Johann.
Sherpa won its first big victory against an African playboy misusing public funds. The NGO wields the law to bring corrupt companies and wrongdoers to justice. It has cement firm Lafarge and BNP Paribas in its sights.
Prices in Germany rose faster than expected in November, strengthening the case of the European Central Bank, which has argued that its economic stimulus will eventually lead to more growth and higher inflation.
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