A clear, credible climate protection law is good for business, German expert says

By |oktober 9th, 2019|climate neutrality, climate protection, Economy, EU ETS, German climate package, German climate protection law, Germany, News|

In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Karsten Neuhoff, a climate expert and professor, spoke about Germany's hotly-debated climate protection bill, stressing that a clear regulatory framework with "clear and credible paths for reducing emissions" is a...

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Commissioner hearings LIVE: Margrethe Vestager

By |oktober 8th, 2019|competition, Digital Europe, digitalisation, Economy, Industry, Margrethe Vestager, News|

The European Parliament is grilling the proposed members of Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission in a series of hearings between 30 September and 8 October. On Tuesday, Danish official Margrethe Vestager, nominated as Executive Vice President for Europe fit for the Digital Age, will be questioned by MEPs

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All signs point towards recession in Germany

By |september 12th, 2019|Draghi, ECB, Economy, European Central Bank, Germany, News, recession|

The ifo Institute for Economic Research has lowered its forecast for Germany's economic growth for 2019 and 2020. Instead of the previously predicted 0.6%, the institute now expects a 0.5% growth rate for 2019. A potential hard Brexit and escalation of...

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Trade wars: Germany’s slide into recession

By |avgust 28th, 2019|Companies, Economy, Germany, Ifo, News, recession, trade wars, world trade|

Germany is facing a recession, with business confidence plunging to levels not seen since the global economic crisis of 2009. As a result, calls for increased investment are growing louder – but possibly for the wrong reasons, EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Unconventional measures are seeing a comeback at the ECB

By |julij 26th, 2019|Christine Lagarde, ECB, Economy, Eurozone, Germany, interest rates, Italy, Mario Draghi, News, trade wars|

The ECB's key interest rate remains at zero and is expected to be at that rate at least until summer 2020. However, ECB chief Mario Draghi is suggesting that a decisive fiscal policy is far more important for the eurozone, especially for Germany and It...

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First clashes liven up last EU Spitzenkandidat debate ahead of election

By |maj 16th, 2019|2019 European elections, Climate Change, debate, Economy, employment, News, Spitzenkandidaten, Taxation|

The six lead candidates of the main political parties laid out their visions of Europe on Wednesday evening (15 May), clashing over jobs and climate change in their last televised debate before the EU elections.

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Capital markets need to start making sustainability mainstream – report

By |maj 15th, 2019|climate, Economy, Green finance, News, OECD, sustainability, UN Environment Programme, World Bank|

We need to reboot the financial system and rethink old structures. This is what the OECD, the World Bank Group and the UN Environment Programme are calling for in their new joint report. Sustainable finance should become mainstream, but the market is s...

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French finance chief wants to tax expatriate business leaders

By |februar 4th, 2019|Bruno Le Maire, business, Economy, News, tax avoidance, tax exile, Taxation|

French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire wants to introduce legislation to ensure that heads of large French businesses living abroad pay more taxes in France. EURACTIV France’s partner La Tribune reports.

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European elections amid a looming economic storm

By |oktober 22nd, 2018|2019 European elections, ECB, Economy, EU economy, News, trade war|

The slowdown of Europe’s economic growth and the risk of a new recession if the ongoing trade war worsens could steer the political agenda in the run-up to next May's European elections.

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Tax evasion deprives the EU of 20% of corporate taxes

By |junij 11th, 2018|Companies, corporate tax, Economy, News, tax competition, tax havens, Taxes|

Economists consider, based on tax havens’ statistics such as Bermuda or Ireland, that 40% of multinational companies' profits avoid taxation. The EU would thus be deprived of a fifth of its income from companies. EURACTIV.fr reports.

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