• French Elections Round-Up Part Three: Trade and Globalization

  • French Elections Round-Up Part Two: Employment and Social Policy

  • French Elections Round-Up Part One: Squaring the Circle of French Fiscal Policy

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  • Electing Europe’s Future: France’s Presidential Candidates and Their Visions for the French Economy

Pictured: Prime Minister May gives a press conference during her time at the EU Council

The British Prime Minister has attended a European Union Council meeting in Brussels. 

The Council of the EU brings together EU leaders at least four times a year.  It is where national minister from each EU country meet to adopt laws and coordinate policies. Pictured: Prime Minister May gives a press conference during her time at the EU Council The British Prime Minister has attended a European Union Council meeting in Brussels. The Council of the EU brings together EU leaders at least four times a year. It is where national minister from each EU country meet to adopt laws and coordinate policies.

Brexit Has Just Been Triggered – What Happens Next?
The UK is officially leaving the European Union. We take a closer look at how this works and what happens now.


Today, on March 29, Prime Minister Theresa May will formally notify the European Council of the United Kingdom’s decision to withdraw from the European Union. With this notification begins the two year period, which is foreseen by Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty for the withdrawal from the EU. Still there are many questions that remain unclear. We tell you what to expect next. 更多 …

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GED Webinar: The EU-Japan Trade Agreement
Learn more about the economic effects and policy implications of the next big trade deal


TTIP is seemingly breathing its last breath and President Donald Trump declared the US’ official withdrawal from TPP. Are mega-regional trade agreements at an end then? Not quite. Nowadays many experts are looking at the trade deal negotiations between the EU and Japan to set a renewed signal against protectionism and for free trade among the global economic community. 更多 …

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EU-Japan: Free Trade Agreement Commitment to Economic Cooperation
Learn all about the effects of the proposed trade deal in our newest GED Study!


A new study of the ifo Institute on behalf of Bertelsmann Stiftung shows that both the EU and Japan could gain additional benefit from a free trade agreement. More importantly, however, the agreement would signal a clear commitment to economic cooperation and free trade in the era of Brexit and Trump. 更多 …

Photos taken at the anti-TTIP protest meeting at Parliament Square on Saturday 11th October 2014. Photos taken at the anti-TTIP protest meeting at Parliament Square on Saturday 11th October 2014.

GED Mini-Series: Inclusiveness in the Global Trading System - Where Are We Heading?
PART THREE: What's the current state of affairs and where are we heading?


In our new GED-Project mini-series we examine the issue of inclusiveness in the global trading system. Part three of our four-part series will take a closer look at the current state of the global trading system and the potential path it is heading on. 更多 …

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TFA: The Trillion Dollar Trade Deal That Just Came into Force
...And Which Hardly Anyone Noticed


On February 22, 2017 Chad, Jordan and Rwanda ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). Thus the total number of countries having ratified this agreement exceeded the pre-defined threshold of a 110 required for it to enter into force. Interestingly, this was hardly picked up by the media. A suprising turn, given the hefty one trillion dollar cost saving tag estimated for the agreement. 更多 …

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How Blockchain Technology Could Revolutionize International Trade
Is it time for trade to say goodbye to pen and paper and embrace the future?


While International trade has grown immensely over the past 20 years and exceeded USD 18 trillion in 2014, in many ways it is still dominated by old-fashioned paper-based methods rather than the latest technology. This can make trade very inefficient, expensive, slow and complex. The emergence of the blockchain technology and smart contracts promises to resolve the current problems and inefficiencies, bearing the potential to save global trade trillions of dollars. 更多 …

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GED Under the Radar - February Edition
This month under the radar: Danish labor problems, India's poor, an angry Belarusian and French cows!


Today, we are happy to bring you a brand new segment on the ged-project blog. In it, the GED Team will present to you each month those economic stories that we found most interesting in that month but felt received less popular attention than they actually deserved. These stories can come from all over the word. They can be relevant and important for the global economic system as a whole or just affect a select group of few, they can be serious or they can be humorous. In any case they will be interesting. This is "GED Under the Radar"! 更多 …

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Presidential Powers and International Trade: How Far Can Trump Go?
An array of tools could spell challenges for the international community


Many were struck by the ease by which the new US President could just undo several years of hard negotiation and knock-out one of the potentially biggest free trade agreements in history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), from coming into existence. Keeping this in mind, it seems worthwhile to take a closer look at what powers on trade the President actually has – and at the checks and balances in place. 更多 …

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Pictured: Prime Minister May gives a press conference during her time at the EU Council

The British Prime Minister has attended a European Union Council meeting in Brussels. 

The Council of the EU brings together EU leaders at least four times a year.  It is where national minister from each EU country meet to adopt laws and coordinate policies. Pictured: Prime Minister May gives a press conference during her time at the EU Council The British Prime Minister has attended a European Union Council meeting in Brussels. The Council of the EU brings together EU leaders at least four times a year. It is where national minister from each EU country meet to adopt laws and coordinate policies.

Brexit Has Just Been Triggered – What Happens Next?
The UK is officially leaving the European Union. We take a closer look at how this works and what happens now.


Today, on March 29, Prime Minister Theresa May will formally notify the European Council of the United Kingdom’s decision to withdraw from the European Union. With this notification begins the two year period, which is foreseen by Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty for the withdrawal from the EU. Still there are many questions that remain unclear. We tell you what to expect next. 更多 …

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Brazil & Mega-Trade Deals
The Opportunity Cost of Opportunities Lost


A number of major economies in Latin America are not participating in the mega-deals. However, since the proposed agreements include many of their key trading partners, outsiders will still be effected. In this blog post, we have a look at how this could affect the region’s largest economy: Brazil. 更多 …

Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan traffic flows below Japanese flags at night. ; Shutterstock ID 273245804; PO: GED Blog Webseite; Job: 103-64119-104; Client: Bertelsmann Stiftung; Other: ST-NW  08.03.2017 Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan traffic flows below Japanese flags at night. ; Shutterstock ID 273245804; PO: GED Blog Webseite; Job: 103-64119-104; Client: Bertelsmann Stiftung; Other: ST-NW 08.03.2017

EU-Japan: Free Trade Agreement Commitment to Economic Cooperation
Learn all about the effects of the proposed trade deal in our newest GED Study!


A new study of the ifo Institute on behalf of Bertelsmann Stiftung shows that both the EU and Japan could gain additional benefit from a free trade agreement. More importantly, however, the agreement would signal a clear commitment to economic cooperation and free trade in the era of Brexit and Trump. 更多 …