The German state is taking in more money than it's spending. Investments in schools and infrastructure are falling behind. Should the government invest more, even if it means taking on more debt? We ask the head of the DIW economic institute.
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has been mulling an economic stimulus package, should Europe's largest economy slide into a full-blown recession. It would mark a departure from a policy of balanced annual budgets.
The European Central Bank's first female president inherits an almost empty toolbox from her predecessor — at a time when persistently low inflation and weak growth are showing the limits of monetary policy.
The new government is determined to go on with its reconstruction of Poland's political economy. But without a Senate majority and economic downturn looming, will it be able to keep its show on the road?
The unpopular Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is 14% behind in the polls in the run-up to the UK's December 12 election. But, it seems, some of his more radical economic ideas are not as unpopular as the man himself.
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