How to be a better German Finance Minister
Germany’s financial minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, has a knack for taking on the tough questions that will test his leadership abilities in the coming months.
The top German official has made his reputation as a tough negotiator and has the potential to make a lasting impact on the global financial markets, with his ability to take on a broad range of tough questions.
But Schaeuruble’s political acumen has also made him a thorn in the side of Germany’s powerful financial sector, which has suffered a string of scandals in recent years.
“He’s a really tough guy.
He’s very confrontational.
I don’t like him, but he’s not a guy who’s a bad guy,” said Peter Bauer, director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
Schaeuble has come under criticism from within the finance industry for a lack of accountability and transparency.
Schaeumbers actions have left many questioning the merits of his position.
Schauble has repeatedly said he wants to stay in his current job.
Schauble said in an interview with German public broadcaster ARD in January that he would continue to work with Germany’s Federal Reserve, which he described as a “major financial institution.”
The comments sparked widespread criticism in Germany, where he has long been an outspoken critic of the Fed and its decision to keep interest rates near zero until late 2017.
The comments prompted Schaeubles chief of staff to resign.
Schäuble has defended the Fed’s decision, saying it was based on the need to protect the economy from a global financial crisis and not on the desire to create a new era of prosperity.
“There is no such thing as a financial system without financial regulation,” he said.
“I do not want to impose a new system.”
But he has also come under fire for his handling of the global crisis, which saw the U.S. economy slide into recession and sparked a global political debate about economic policy.
He has repeatedly blamed the financial crisis on the Fed for pushing too hard to stimulate the economy, something he has said has no bearing on his job.
Critics have said Schaeuba was too cozy with the central bank and had become too cozy in the past.
Schreuble also has a history of missteps and has been at odds with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, over key economic issues.
Merkel has been criticized for allowing Schaeumbis decision-making to go unchecked during the financial meltdown in 2008 and 2009.
Schaeduble has been blamed for ignoring advice from the chancellor to hold back from expanding the euro, which would have been seen as a big mistake.
Schaeduble was the only person in his office to attend the 2010 G20 summit in China and later attend the 2009 summit in the United States.
He then faced criticism for being too close to the former German chancellor and was accused of being too cozy.
He has also been criticized in Germany for not taking decisive action to stem the eurozone’s debt crisis in 2010 and 2011.
Schaea has since been accused of failing to do enough to support the German economy during the crisis, including failing to tackle unemployment and helping to undermine Germany’s own efforts to tackle the crisis.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference in Berlin, Germany, on June 12, 2018.
The German Finance Ministry has said Schaubers recent statements about his economic record have caused him to lose his trust in the chancellor.
“His comments are clearly provocative,” spokesman Thomas Hildenbrand said.
“The chancellor and Schaeubers relationship is important to us and we are concerned that he has not been able to live up to the high standards of the public office he holds.”
Schaeubes views of Merkel are more complicated.
He said in January she was the best person to tackle a global economic crisis, but that he also felt that Merkel was not as tough as he thought she was.
“Her style is not my style,” Schaeude said.
He also said that she did not deserve the trust of the German public, saying Merkel had a hard time convincing people she was tough on the issue of immigration.
“I think she’s a good woman, but her style of dealing with immigration, which I think is too harsh, I think that I would disagree with a lot,” Schaube said.
Germany has struggled with a massive housing bubble since the 2008 financial crisis, and it has faced criticism over its high unemployment rate and high levels of state debt.
The chancellor’s popularity has also declined among younger Germans, as well as those who support more immigration.
Schaauble has also faced criticism from some conservatives, who say he is too friendly to Merkel, and that he is not willing to stand up to her.
Schaumes recent remarks about Merkel have also been viewed as politically motivated.
He recently suggested she should have her own party and be in charge of the economy instead of the chancellor.”I think