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Interview of Professor Peter Bofinger, Professor of Economics, Money & International Economic Relations at the University of Würzburg & member of the German government’s Council of Economic Advisors, to the Crisis Observatory

Professor Peter Bofinger makes an overall assessment of the handling of the crisis by the Eurozone and the European Central Bank, while explaining the essence of the term “Basket Eurobonds” and the potential creation of a European Recovery Programme. Moreover, he answers questions related to the role of Germany in the management of the European crisis, the sustainability of the Greek debt, as well as the prospect of a new “haircut”. Lastly, he does not omit to comment on two contemporary issues, namely increasing income inequalities and the prospective change of approach in teaching Economics.