The team of flassbeck-economics is taking a break until September 1st. We wish all of you all the very best in the meantime and we hope that you will have a nice, interesting and peaceful summer holiday.
The last six months have been an extremely hectic time. It was a great challenge for the team to respond effectively to all the dramatic events in Germany and Europe. We were driven by your interest in our work and your willingness to engage with us and discuss our positions and insights. The rising number of readers as well as the huge number of (mostly) very positive reactions from our readership is encouraging. Due to the increasing requests, it was not possible to answer everyone or to deal with all the questions raised. For those readers whom we were unable to respond to, we only ask for their understanding. .
Unfortunately, the political situation in Germany and Europe gives little reason for optimism in the upcoming autumn season. Dogmatism and bigotry continues to threaten the public sphere, social cohesion and peaceful cooperation between nations. During the last couple of months, one small country became the target of resentment and contempt in Germany. [...]