There is no alternative to debt relief (

Photo: dpa / Frank Rumpenhorst The International Monetary Fund has recognized the danger and has certainly not banished it. What IMF chief Kristalina Georgiewa has promised in terms of debt relief and emergency loans to help the poorest countries to cushion the economic consequences of the coronavirus epidemic will not be enough. That is one […]

The strong don’t want to help the weak yet (

Covid-19 patients are cared for in a temporary field hospital that was set up on the Ifema exhibition center in Madrid. Photo: dpa / Manu Fernandez When the Eurogroup again gives a video conference on April 7 to discuss the economic consequences of the corona pandemic, an issue will once again be on the agenda: […]

Cuba’s problem with the debt (

After the supply crisis and lack of fuel, there are now payment difficulties – Cuba’s problems are getting worse. In view of the tightening sanctions imposed by the United States and the increasing nervousness of its creditors, the Cuban government is trying to pay overdue debts in the millions to countries like France, Spain, Belgium, […]

An openly political record – Culture / Next

The number of beautiful films presented this year in competition at the Berlinale validated the requirement that we were entitled to expect from the new direction of the festival, embodied by Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian, while making any prognosis difficult. on the charts, revealed on Saturday evening. By awarding the golden bear to There […]

Because wants to relax the debt brake (

The current renovation work on the New Town Hall in Hanover is also expensive. Photo: dpa / Sina Schuldt Should a storm like »Sabine« rage so badly that one can speak of a natural disaster, and if a large amount of state aid is required to remedy damage, the debt brake that will apply from […]

Alberto Fernández: Argentina needs debt relief (

Photo: dpa / Esteban Collazo “We’re in the intensive care unit!” Nobody will contradict these words that Argentina’s center-left president Alberto Fernández found on his visit to Germany on Monday. Argentina’s economy is on the brink and in March there is still a risk of insolvency if the new government fails to achieve a debt […]