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Kurt Bayer: Fighting for Economic Fairness

Kurt Bayer: Fighting for Economic Fairness

Economist Kurt Bayer is theoretically retired. A former senior economist with the Austrian Economics Research Institute (WIFO), head of economic policy for the Austrian Ministry of Finance and a director of the World Bank, he now has time to meet at Café Engländer on a weekday and talk about his work with Transparency International (TI), […]

Bulgarian PM resigns

Bulgarian PM resigns

Citing a lack of support from the Bulgarian people, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov stepped down on 20 February, following protests over high electricity prices, austerity measures and corruption. His decision is expected to be approved by the country’s parliament, thus leading to new elections at a date still to be set. The action is […]

G20 Summit Adjourns

G20 Summit Adjourns

By the end of the G20 Summit on Apr. 2 in London, leaders came away with quite a respectable list of agreements – and more than skeptics had expected. Until now, the world’s 20 largest economies had taken a backseat to the G8, the group of primarily Western countries belonging to an ‘old boys club’ […]

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