Tag Archives: Germany

Merger Control of a different kind

With merger control, governments and courts usually try to prevent companies from joining forces and forming a monopoly that would have negative effects for the market and for consumers. A court in Germany has now stopped a merger of a … Continue reading

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Iran punishes athlete for standing next to an Israeli.

In a recent post, I had already wondered how Iran’s government would react to an Iranian chess player losing the world record in simultaneous chess to an Israeli player. Well, now we know how Iran’s sports administration has handled a … Continue reading

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German minister incites racism.

Maybe I have gotten spoilt regarding respect for minorities and other cultures since moving to London, probably Europe’s most multi-cultural city. But what I heard this week from a German minister about some ethnic minorities was shocking even by German … Continue reading

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My Birthday

Today, I turned 35. I am now older than what the average life expectancy for people in Swaziland (a small country in Southern Africa) is. As I don’t feel old and I am still in fine shape physically and mentally, … Continue reading

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