Through its Brussels Office, the German Economic Institute (IW) has a permanent representation and presence at the European level.
Since the opening in mid-2015 our colleagues promote the IW’s ideas and arguments in European debates and exchanges. The mission for its work in the European capital is to advocate for policies favouring and supporting a socially responsible free market economy.
The institute aims to provide scientifically sound answers to key questions around European integration:
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of our joint economic system?
- What are the factors that will determine our future?
- How can the European economy remain competitive in a changing world?
German Economic Institute
Brussels Liaison Office
Rue Marie de Bourgogne/Maria van Bourgondiëstraat 58
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +32 2513 06 56
Fax: +32 2513 06 68
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