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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany | 20/01/2015

Davos can be a start

A growing lack of trust in politics, the media and business and a world rife with conflict: just getting together and talking against such a background fully justifies the meeting in Davos, the conservative daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes: "For years now we've known in advance what people will say when all is said and done: All talk and no action, a forum for business contacts, a circus of the vanities. ... But that's just a small part of the truth. Nowhere else do so many representatives from the worlds of politics, science, business and the arts meet in such close quarters to discuss the state of the world. That's valuable in itself. People cross paths, shake hands. What can be more valuable, especially in a world where long-standing ties are coming undone? A few days in Davos aren't enough to heal the excesses and greed of managers or the wrongdoings of politicians. But believing that things can improve is a first step along the way."

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany | 19/02/2009

GM bankruptcy as a new start for Opel

"Bankruptcy for General Motors would also be the best solution for its subsidiary Opel", writes the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. "Only then could one attempt to select the pieces of GM from the rubble and put them back together to make Opel once more an independent, mid-sized manufacturer of middle class cars. ... Insolvency is the sole way of drawing the line and putting paid to the endless demands from other carmakers or other sectors. Even if the opposite may seem to be the case to politicians after the diverse bank rescue plans, they will not be able to rescue the entire global economy. It will have to rely as much as it can on its own powers of self-healing, which are not insignificant."

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany | 17/07/2007

Is EADS's management really simplified?

Carsten Knop welcomes the decision, albeit with certain reservations: "Despite the simplification of management structures EADS remains a political enterprise in which managers can't make decisions in the same way they would if it were a private company. For this reason it's vitally important that the cooperation between future sole Airbus CEO Thomas Enders and his superior at parent company EADS, the Frenchman Louis Gallois - a cooperation that until now has gone reasonably smoothly - continues to function well in the future. The less friction there is at the management level, the more difficult it will be for politicians to influence the company."

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