Brian Parkin Archive

German budget squeeze, the noose tightens

[Skip to the end] More likely to be higher than expected as the economy deteriorates and credit markets remain problematic. German Budget Squeezed as Crisis Hurts Revenue, Forces Outlays By Brian Parkin German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government faces revenue shortfalls this year and will have to expand net borrowing in 2009 as ...Read More

Bloomberg: Russian control of energy to Eurozone

[Skip to the end] Medvedev May Seek to Assure Merkel on Russian Energy Supplies by Lyubov Pronina and Brian Parkin (Bloomberg) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev may seek to assure Europe of Russia’s reliability as an energy supplier and allay German Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s human- rights concerns in a one-day visit to Berlin ...Read More