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The Deutsch View

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October 1, 2013

OpenCanada interviewed Werner Wnendt, Germany’s ambassador to Canada, about Merkel’s election victory, Germany’s role in Europe, and its relationship with Canada.

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History Repeats Itself (Let’s Hope Marx Was Wrong)

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July 29, 2011

Were it not for the two world wars, this moment may have occurred much earlier in history: Germany is now the centre of Europe. As OpenCanada’s Think Tank piece, “Will Germany Kill Europe?” suggests, the future of Europe is largely in German voters’ hands. This piece, drawing on the European Council on Foreign Relations report […]

An Interview with Louis Pauly

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July 29, 2011

Was the current European crisis caused by a “lack of stability culture” or by the flawed architecture of the single currency system? Louis Pauly: Both. There is great lip service to former, especially in Germany, but even they let its banks operate with too much leverage, too little capital.  It’s not a new story. Based […]

An Interview with Brian Milner

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July 29, 2011

Was the current European crisis caused by a “lack of stability culture” or by the flawed architecture of the single-currency system? Brian Milner: Both, really. The competitive gap between the wealthier euro-zone members and Greece, Portugal, and probably Ireland was far too wide to be bridged by the flexibility of a single currency and the […]