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GED Study: EU-India FTA - Two Unequal Partners?
The EU and India could benefit from a bilateral trade agreement. But they still have a long way ahead.


Talks between India and the EU about a possible Free Trade Agreement (FTA) have been going on for some while now and have been anything but easy so far. There are many hurdles to take before both sides will be able to agree to a deal. Our newest GED Study examines the economic effects such an agreement could potentially have. 更多 …

Thames Barrier; Shutterstock ID 252814702; PO: Cover Focus Paper GED Globalization and the Welfare State; Job: 103-64119-104; Client: Bertelsmann Stiftung ; Other: ST-NW   22.05.2017 Thames Barrier; Shutterstock ID 252814702; PO: Cover Focus Paper GED Globalization and the Welfare State; Job: 103-64119-104; Client: Bertelsmann Stiftung ; Other: ST-NW 22.05.2017

Focus Paper: Can the Welfare State Keep Up With Globalization?
A Discomforting Answer in Three Simple Graphs


In the past, more open economies used to have larger welfare states which served as a protection against external shocks. Our new focus paper suggests that the link between openness and the scope of the welfare state has weakened over time. 更多 …

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French Elections on May 7th: Emmanuel Macron vs. Marine Le Pen
Our last update before the election has the latest info and comparison of the two candidates


On May 7th, France will elect a new president. With Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen scoring first and second in the first election round on April 23rd, the French will have the choice between two totally different visions for their country, their society and the future of the European project. Accordingly, also the economic programs of both candidates differ starkly from each other. 更多 …

Paris, Champs-Elysees at night; Shutterstock ID 114479500; PO: GED Focus Paper Frankreich Titelbild; Job: 103-64119-104; Client: Bertelsmann Stiftung ; Other: ST-NW  23.03.2017 Paris, Champs-Elysees at night; Shutterstock ID 114479500; PO: GED Focus Paper Frankreich Titelbild; Job: 103-64119-104; Client: Bertelsmann Stiftung ; Other: ST-NW 23.03.2017

Electing Europe’s Future: France’s Presidential Candidates and Their Visions for the French Economy
Socio-economic challenges are at the core of this year’s elections


Our newest GED Focus Paper provides an overview of France’s overall socio-economic situation and of the policy solutions the five top candidates propose. 更多 …

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Letter of Notification from the Prime Minister to the President of the European Council setting out the United Kingdom's intention to withdraw from the European Union.

Signed by the Prime Minister in the Cabinet Office. Letter of Notification from the Prime Minister to the President of the European Council setting out the United Kingdom's intention to withdraw from the European Union. Signed by the Prime Minister in the Cabinet Office.

Brexit: What the General Election Means for Brexit
Can the British Government be Expected to do the Right Thing Once They Have Exhausted Every Other Possibility?


Winston Churchill once said about the American government, that they could be trusted to implement the right policies once they had exhausted every other possibility. The next months will show whether the aphorism also applies to the British government. 更多 …

Thames Barrier; Shutterstock ID 252814702; PO: Cover Focus Paper GED Globalization and the Welfare State; Job: 103-64119-104; Client: Bertelsmann Stiftung ; Other: ST-NW   22.05.2017 Thames Barrier; Shutterstock ID 252814702; PO: Cover Focus Paper GED Globalization and the Welfare State; Job: 103-64119-104; Client: Bertelsmann Stiftung ; Other: ST-NW 22.05.2017

Focus Paper: Can the Welfare State Keep Up With Globalization?
A Discomforting Answer in Three Simple Graphs


In the past, more open economies used to have larger welfare states which served as a protection against external shocks. Our new focus paper suggests that the link between openness and the scope of the welfare state has weakened over time. 更多 …

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GED Study: EU-India FTA - Two Unequal Partners?
The EU and India could benefit from a bilateral trade agreement. But they still have a long way ahead.


Talks between India and the EU about a possible Free Trade Agreement (FTA) have been going on for some while now and have been anything but easy so far. There are many hurdles to take before both sides will be able to agree to a deal. Our newest GED Study examines the economic effects such an agreement could potentially have. 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 …