Markus Kerber, managing director at the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI), the Federation of German Industries. (Photo: DWN/Jakob Reinhardt)

Markus Kerber, managing director at the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI), the Federation of German Industries. (Photo: DWN/Jakob Reinhardt)

German labor model can be a template for Europe

Federation of German Industries wants more German leadership in resolving the Euro crisis

Markus Kerber, magaging director of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), want to see German and European industries taking leadership to resolve the Euro crisis. As banks and governments are locked into their own problems, European industrial leaders should take the helm and try to stimulate growth with significant investments.

Herman Van Rompuy and José Manuel Barroso want more power for the European Union. The Think Tank Open Europe says: The true core concept of a European culture is that it is decentralized. (Photo: consilium)

Herman Van Rompuy and José Manuel Barroso want more power for the European Union. The Think Tank Open Europe says: The true core concept of a European culture is that it is decentralized. (Photo: consilium)

Citizens clearly remain very critical of the bailouts

Open Europe: Grand European plans are doomed to fail

Open Europe's Pieter Cleppe says that where the EU has gained a lot of decision making power, it has failed most of the time. He sees democracy best performed in sovereign nations and wants the European institutions being lean and efficient.

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