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Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany | 09/12/2013

Finally everyone in agreement

The new global trade agreement signed in Bali is a breakthrough for mankind, the left-liberal daily Süddeutsche Zeitung applauds: "The papers are full of bad news? Here's some good news, some really good news! The new agreement will reduce bureaucracy at the customs level; this sounds technical but it can set a new dynamic in motion that experts (believe it or not) put at up to a trillion dollars. Furthermore it will be easier for developing nations to gain access to important markets. And state subsidies will be reduced in the agricultural sector. ... Here, everyone is negotiating with everyone else and each state, whether big or small, counts equally, even in this fragile system for reaching relevant decisions. The UN debating club or the failed climate protection conference seem pitiful by comparison."

Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany | 07/09/2012

Basing the Eurozone on breach of contract

A euro community based on repeated breaches of agreement is built on precarious foundations, warns the left-liberal Süddeutsche Zeitung in the wake of the ECB's decision: "Saving the euro at any price could spell economic disaster; this is one red line that must not be crossed. The other is the legal boundary: in a community based on law it may never be said that the end justifies all means. ... The history of the past three years of euro bailouts is a history of breaches of contract - and now things are to continue along the same lines? Above all it is unacceptable for the ECB to impose itself as a secret, or more precisely a sinister ruler in Europe. It cannot and should not be tolerated that an institution with no democratic legitimacy decides over living conditions in Europe, or that ultimately it will be irrelevant how the German Constitutional Court rules next week or what the Bundestag decides. The thought that the ECB will simply print more money if the rulings and laws don't suit is simply unbearable."

Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany | 25/05/2010

BP deserves to go down because of oil disaster

The environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico didn't just 'happen', it was created by human hands, the left-liberal daily Süddeutsche Zeitung points out indignantly: "The energy companies that year after year rake in billions in profit, in other words in surpluses after deducting all the costs, have the money to organise as many safety precautions as possible. If they fail to do this it's a crime. ... When the bore hole needs sealing not only the chairman of the board but also the entire company has to be there to help. ... With all the crises it's easy to forget that the market economy is still a relatively well functioning system. There is no better alternative, as far as we can see now. But those who abuse the liberal system at the expense of the public at large must be severely punished. And those who do so with such grave consequences as BP and the other companies involved have no right to continue taking part in the system."

Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany | 05/10/2006

Germany's economic and political crises

In an effort to help the ailing aircraft constructor Airbus and its parent company EADS the German government is considering acquiring a stake in the company. "If you really want to make the situation even more chaotic then this is exactly the way to do it," Marc Beise comments. "A country that seemed to be on the road to recovery after several hard years and that will register over two percent growth for 2006 is permanently in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, whether it's the politics or the financial section you're reading. …There has not been a single case in which state intervention on behalf of a company – particularly one in a crisis – has turned out to be beneficial in the long term. Moreover, Airbus' current problems have their origins in politics. Naturally, the government can't do anything about miscalculations for cables and other technical calamities. But it can certainly do something about the chaotic management and the complicated structure of the company."

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