Leading German Economist on Corona Policies “The Virus Must Be Contained Before the Economy Can Recover”

In an interview, Clemens Fuest, one of Germany’s top economists, discusses the impact of the coronavirus on governments and business. He says bankruptcies are inevitable and that the effects of the crisis will be with us for a long time to come.
Interview Conducted by Martin Hesse und Michael Sauga
Economist Clemens Fuest: "It will not be possible to avoid insolvencies."

Economist Clemens Fuest: "It will not be possible to avoid insolvencies."

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A waiter and guests at a café in Venice after the lifting of the lockdown: "It is right to show solidarity now."

A waiter and guests at a café in Venice after the lifting of the lockdown: "It is right to show solidarity now."

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