Monthly Archives: February 2014

Why raising politicians wages is a bad idea…if you do it like this

Today it became public, that the newly elected grand coalition, consisting of christian democrats and social democrats, intends to increase the salary of parliamentarians from currently 8252€ to 9082€ (before taxes). They argue, that this was planned since 1995 were … Continue reading

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Steinmeier’s active foreign policy. Learning from Sweden

During the recent weeks Germans witnessed a push towards a more active foreign policy. Foreign minister Steinmeier (SPD), Minister of Defense von der Leyen (CDU) and the federal president pushed an initiative  towards the readiness for military action in conflicts. They … Continue reading

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