On April 3, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, together with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced a framework agreement significantly limiting Iran’s future nuclear program. Clearly, this deal was only possible with the patient collaboration of the British, French, German, and EU foreign ministers and U.S. secretaries …Read More

Sometimes you can see more clearly from a distance. A few weeks ago I spoke with Chinese Ukraine and Russia specialists. Their analysis: the conflict in Crimea and in eastern Ukraine will lead to a greater turning point in European and international politics than the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington in 2001. I …Read More

The crises of recent years have shown us that we must part with many convictions held in the past. One of them is that government bonds are risk-free. This also applies to bonds issued by member countries of the European Monetary Union (EMU). The reason for this is simple: Despite having a common currency, the …Read More