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Monthly Archives: September 2017

How Ceta will change our lives

As the free trade agreement Ceta has officially entered into force, removing a considerable amount of trade tariffs between the EU and Canada, maple syrup from Canada could soon become cheaper in European supermarkets, and so might the fine wines of Ontario. While it is...

EU to get tougher on Internet giants

According to plans by the EU Commission, the European Union will introduce a joint tax for taxing the profits of Google, Apple and other Internet companies. How exactly this should be implemented remains unclear for the time being. Internet companies are generating gigantic profits, partly...

At the crossroads: Why Germany needs Martin Schulz and the Ampel coalition

The countdown to election day is finally drawing to a close; on Sunday, the 25th, the long-winded and spectacularly unspectacular "Wahlkampf" will end. Some 70 percent of eligible voters, many of which undecided to this day, will be flocking to the urns across Germany...

German economy slowing down slightly in second quarter

According to the monthly Bundesbank (German Central Bank) report, the economy has slightly decelerated in the second quarter of 2017. "The German economy will continue to grow in the coming months, albeit somewhat less rapidly than in the previous quarter," central bank economists comment...

Free trade: EU and Japan agree on deal

The EU and Japan together represent around one third of global economic output. The trade agreement will be signed in autumn. The European Union and Japan have negotiated the free trade agreement Jefta for around four years. Now, they have basically agreed on the conclusion...