Monthly Archives: October 2011

Griechenland und Deutschland

“Jahrzehntelang verstanden sich Deutsche und Griechen nach dem Ende des letzten Weltkriegs bestens: Schätzten die Griechen deutsche Wertarbeit von Audi bis Zeiss, fanden die Deutschen den “Griechischen Wein” und das damit assoziierte unbeschwerte Lebensgefühl ohne allzu viel Leistungsdruck durchaus attraktiv. … Continue reading

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Good news! Greece will grow again in 2014!

Greece should return to growth in 2014, Mr. Reichenbach (Head of the EU Task Force in Greece) said. Perhaps that made some people feel good. Excuse me; feel good? Another at least 2 years of economic decline? Put differently: another … Continue reading

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Send machinery & equipment — not money!

Remember that Greeks had possibly the best reputation of all guest-workers in Central Europe during the 1960s/70s? So much for the point that Greeks are lazy and can’t work hard! Remember that Greek guest-workers worked the machinery & equipment in … Continue reading

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A positive future perspective for Greeks!

The Executive Editor of the Kathimerini formulated a sensational phrase in a commentary dated October 28: “Maybe at the end of the day the problem will be that you as a people (the Germans) have found the perfect model for … Continue reading

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EU: "We don’t know where we are going but the faster we drive the sooner we will get there!"

Wherever one looks today, the focus of brainpower is on solutions to the debt problem (not only of Greece’s debt). Put differently, all brainpower is applied to financial engineering. I have seen no brainpower being applied to a Business Plan … Continue reading

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Greece versus The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

This report will probably hurt the Greek psyche at its core: The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has become one of the shooting stars world-wide as regards the ease of doing business in a country (according to the World … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman – Mr. Doom!

Uff, Paul Krugman really knows how to present worst-case scenarios!

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