Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras: Greece and its international lenders have come under criticism from  Germany’s Ifo Institute. Photograph: Alexandros Vlachos/EPA

Germany’s Ifo Institute is proud of its standing as an independent think tank. Chancellor Angela Merkel and other political leaders might wish it were(...)

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