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Weidmann’s resignation complicates German political outlook

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Weidmann’s resignation complicates German political outlook

Thursday 21 October 2021Vol.12 Ed.42.4

Commentary: Weidmann waves the hawkish white flag

By David Marsh and Pierre Ortlieb

Germany’s difficult coalition-building process has gained fresh complexity following the announcement of Jens Weidmann’s resignation. The departure of the Bundesbank president, coinciding with the departure from office of his former boss, Chancellor Angela Merkel, will open decisions on the Bundesbank succession to possible squabbling among coalition partners of likely Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

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Meeting: Germany after the election, financial, economic and European prospects for the next four years

Friday 22 October 11:00-12:30 BST

This off-the-record roundtable brings together experts from the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs, Federal Ministry of Finance and the Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft to discuss Germany’s changing political and economic landscape. Themes include the German growth agenda and investments in the green economy, and fiscal and monetary interaction on the European stage.

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