Will Multilateralism Be Great Again?

March 29, 2021

A few weeks ago, six eminent world leaders — including UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and German Chancellor Angela Merkel — called for the revitalization of multilateral cooperation. They reminded us of the UN Millennium...

How Malta Weathered the Global Financial Crisis

April 16, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Lawrence Gonzi, the former prime minister of Malta. Nestled in the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and Tunisia, Malta is the smallest member state of the European Union, having joined the bloc in May 2004. A strong economic performance,...

Questioning Germany’s “Employment Miracle”

January 12, 2019

The claim of German success based on the low unemployment rate does not explain how gains and losses are distributed across the population. Germany, with the world’s largest trade surplus and record-low unemployment, is sold as an economic superstar and a “model” for the rest of...

Remembering “Lehman Weekend”: Where Are the Risks Now?

September 15, 2018

Most analysts say occasional financial crises are inevitable. So where are the biggest risks now? A panel of experts, including some who were in the historic meetings at the Fed 10 years ago, offer their views. September holds the dubious honor of being the month that marked two cataclysmic...

Tectonic Plates Have Shifted in the Eurozone

February 27, 2018

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to the EU commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs, Pierre Moscovici.  President Donald Trump's election marked a new turn in US-EU relations. It is an environment dominated by tension, mutual suspicion and the...

How the Eurozone Crisis Shapes China’s Global Economic Strategy

August 17, 2012

Despite the relentless bad news concerning the Eurozone crisis, China remains confident that its economy is well prepared enough to withstand the worst effects. The current Euro crisis is strongly correlated with China’s economic stability and growth, with Europe being an important business...