Venezuela – Question & Answer – Excerpt from the press release (09.01.20)

P: Does France still consider Juan Guaidó the legitimate president of Venezuela? What is your position regarding what happened on January 5 in the Venezuelan parliament? R: France celebrates the re-election of Juan Guaidó as president of the National Assembly of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on January 5. Consequently, for France, he remains the […]

The Federal Foreign Office warns of instability and famines

Berlin Germany and other European countries are trying to return to everyday life, and the number of new infections is falling. The intensive care units are emptying even in particularly affected Italy. Nevertheless, it is clear that the pandemic is far from over, not in Europe and certainly not in other regions of the world. […]

Corona emergency aid for 25 countries: IMF announces debt relief

The coronavirus pandemic is at its peak in Europe and the United States, and has only just begun in emerging markets. To mitigate the foreseeable catastrophe in the weakest countries on earth, the IMF quickly reaches into the Ebola cash register. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced immediate debt relief for 25 developing countries […]

IMF expects worst economic crisis since 1929

Berlin The corona pandemic plunged 170 of the 189 member states of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) into recession. 160 months ago, 160 of them had good prospects for economic growth. IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva announced in Washington on Thursday that the fund would describe the worst economic decline since the Great Depression in its […]

“We are dealing with a global emergency”

Development Minister Gerd Müller (CSU) wants to move large parts of the development aid to an immediate corona program for poor countries. On Wednesday, he would suggest to his EU colleagues to redeploy all available EU funds for development cooperation. “At least one billion euros should come together at the beginning,” said Müller in the […]

Corona in the Global South: Woe to the global pandemic

Many poorer countries are not well prepared for the corona pandemic. Now the debt could be canceled. Corpses in front of the house. The morgue in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil has long been full Photo: Filiberto Faustos / AP BERLIN taz | In Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador, horrible scenes took place last […]