The dedication this week of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum was more than an opportunity for the five living U.S. presidents to compare notes on what Stefan Lorant called “the glorious burden” of the office.
Europe needs a new Marshall Plan to help economic “reconstruction” in debt-crisis battered states just as the original plan helped rebuild the continent after World War II, German Social Democrat leader Sigmar Gabriel said.
Nouriel Roubini , the economist who predicted the global financial crisis, said a new Marshall Plan- style fund should be set up for North Africa and the Middle East to stabilize regional economies, according to an article he wrote in Handelsblatt .
Two years to the day since protesters toppled Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, triggering revolts across the Arab world, euphoria has clearly turned to disappointment. Building Arab democracies with open economies is proving much harder than was, perhaps naively, anticipated.
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has at last opened the door to the possibility of writing off Greek debts, but only several years from now. As they decide on the right thing to do, Germans should take a close look at their own history.
President Barack Obama is proposing a fundamental shift in how the U.S. feeds the hungry overseas, a plan the administration says will help more people for less money though critics warn it will cost jobs at home.
Headquartered in a former Rothschild chateau in an affluent Parisian neighborhood, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is best known for earnest conferences on economic and social policy.
The euro, European stocks and U.S. index futures rallied, erasing earlier losses, amid reports that European Union officials have come up with a plan to recapitalize struggling banks and halt a surge in bond yields.
States of the Gulf Cooperation Council are working on starting a Marshall-style plan to support Bahrain and Oman, which are facing instability, Al-Qabas reported, without saying where it got the information.