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Honouring Hans Tietmeyer at 85

The Bundesbank recalls the achievements of its former President Hans Tietmeyer, who has just turned 85. In a conversation with journalist David Marsh, Hans Tietmeyer reviews past monetary policy decisions.

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Pension adjustments unavoidable

In the latest issue of the Monthly Report, the Bundesbank explains the need for adjustment to the statutory pension insurance scheme arising from continued demographic change, arguing that raising the retirement age again cannot be taboo.

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Jens Weidmann giving an interview

"We have come to a crossroads"

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann has called on European governments to make a decision: relinquish sovereign rights or step up individual national responsibility. "Sooner or later, a pivotal decision has to be taken if we want to safeguard the monetary union as a union of stability," Mr Weidmann said in an interview.

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New capital requirements for banks

In future, it should be possible to resolve banks in an orderly fashion without endangering financial stability and leaving the taxpayer to foot the bill. With the implementation of TLAC and MREL, new standards were defined at both the global and the European level to ensure the resolvability of institutions in the event of a crisis. In its latest Monthly Report, the Bundesbank describes how both concepts work and how they differ from one another.

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Tackling sovereign debt crises more effectively

The financial and sovereign debt crisis has shown that the European monetary union is not crisis-proof. In the current edition of its Monthly Report, the Bundesbank presents a number of different approaches describing how sovereign debt crises can be dealt with more effectively in future and also avoided from the outset.

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Andreas Dombret at the panel discussion on Brexit

Dombret: no new post-Brexit banking crisis

According to Bundesbank Executive Board member Andreas Dombret, the UK vote to leave the EU is not likely to cause any major turbulence in the financial sector. "I do not see Brexit triggering a new banking crisis," he said.

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New €50 note appearing in spring 2017

The European Central Bank and the national central banks of the Eurosystem began rolling out a second series of euro banknotes in May 2013. The new €50 banknote will start circulating on 4 April 2017.

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Jens Weidmann

"Maastricht rules need strengthening"

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann has cautioned against using the Brexit vote as a reason to soften the fiscal rules in the euro area. In an interview with German weekly magazine Focus, Mr Weidmann stressed the importance of member states abiding by shared agreements and joint promises.

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Weidmann: Keep spell of uncertainty as short as possible

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann expects Brexit to place a strain on Germany's economy. It is in the interests of both parties, he says, for the EU and the United Kingdom to quickly enter into level-headed negotiations on their future relationship.

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IMF forecasts moderate growth in Germany

The International Monetary Fund expects moderate economic growth to continue in Germany. At the same time, IMF economists urge Germany to accelerate reforms.

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