||Chancellor Kohl Advocates Efforts to Increase German Competitiveness (March 25, 1993)
In a programmatic speech in the Bundestag, Chancellor Helmut Kohl reflects on the intensification of global economic competition and calls on the country to prune....
||The CDU Adopts a Neoliberal Party Program (February 23, 1994)
In response to changes in elite opinion, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) proposed a new party program during its Hamburg Congress. The program embraced neoliberal ideas, shifting the rhetorical....
||German Trade Unions Oppose the Dismantling of the Welfare State (March 5, 1997)
In this action program, the Confederation of German Trade Unions [Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund or DGB] called for reducing unemployment and increasing social justice through deficit spending,....
||President Roman Herzog Calls for a Renewal of Confidence (April 26, 1997)
much commented upon speech, Federal President Roman....
||SPD Chairman Oskar Lafontaine Criticizes Globalization (June 25, 1997)
To stem the shift in public opinion towards neoliberalism, SPD Chairman Oskar Lafontaine emphatically warns against lowering the standard of living by cutting....
||DaimlerChrysler Chairman Jürgen Schrempp Defends Globalization as an Opportunity (July 2, 1999)
Countering the strident criticism of the left, DaimlerChrysler chairman
Jürgen Schrempp defends globalization as an opportunity to increase worldwide prosperity....
||Environmental Minister Jürgen Trittin Supports Ecological Modernization (October 21, 1999)
Minister of the Environment Jürgen Trittin (Green Party) asks business and labor unions to work toward ecological modernization. In order to assuage fears about....
||The Red-Green Government Lowers Income Taxes (July 15, 2000)
A journalist discusses the complicated parliamentary maneuvering that
Chancellor Schröder employed to pass an income tax cut. He also discusses some of the....
||Federal President Johannes Rau Calls for a Globalization Policy (May 13, 2002)
Taking fears of globalization seriously, Federal President Johannes Rau, a moderate Social Democrat, carefully attempts to analyze the advantages and disadvantages....
||The German Council of Economic Experts Urges Further Reforms (November 13, 2002)
In order to boost the momentum for neoliberal reform, the German Council of Economic Experts proposed a twenty-point program for “employment and growth” in its annual report for 2002-03. It advocated....
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