Nobody has the Intention to Raise a Wall around Catalonia

Barcelona (Spain), 09.11.2014 Ever since I first came to Barcelona at the age of 13, this beautiful city of Spain fascinated me. 25 years later I moved here with great expectations to enjoy life in an international, creative city on the Mediterranean sea. In the almost 10 months from then, with some surprise I must say that for the …

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A letter to The Economist: Your article “The European Union – Europe goes to the polls”, May 17, 2014

Sir, listening to this week’s leader in your podcast edition I wanted to thank you for it. For once I can full-heartedly disagree with you on the conclusions you draw. Europe needs more integration and federalism and less national, regional and local government! In a world that moved from a duopoly (US vs USSR) in …

A letter to The Economist: Your article “A slow climb – Business creation in Germany”, Oct 5, 2013

Sir, your account of tech entrepreneurship in Germany is mostly true. In the biggest e-commerce country in Europe though, there are more home grown internet ventures then in any other, and the vast majority in Berlin. The reason for them not being the next Google are not of German, but rather European origin. If I …