Complementary currencies in the European Union: the state of art

Complementary currencies in the European Union: the state of art   Community currencies are economic, policy and social instruments that complement conventional money and address issues that are not commonly addressed by current monetary systems. Unlike internet-based cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, these so-called complementary or community currencies are often centred around a specific region or…

Germany’s new horizons and challenges in the light of Merkel’s leadership

Germany’s new horizons and challenges in the light of Merkel’s leadership   German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) may have won a majority in September’s federal election, but that does not directly implicate that Germany’s future is clearly given. What emerges as Merkel seeks to form a new coalition with the Greens and…