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IW Economic Forecast: In Descent
The power struggle between the USA and China is also perceptible in these parts; exports are declining, companies invest less. The German Economic Institute thus adjusts its economic forecast downward.
Green Bonds: Clear criteria for a veritable market
The European Commission currently aims at boosting the green financial market by softening the capital requirements for green bonds. This could lead to a bubble, reports the German Economic Institute (IW) in a study. Instead of pushing for rapid growth, the EU ...
Russian gas: Can Europe cope with an import stop?
Putin's war in Ukraine has been going on for over a week now. In order to hit Russia hard financially, an import stop for gas is also discussed. This would not only put a strain on Russia, but also on the European gas supply.
Circular economy: How waste shipments contribute to protecting the environment
The European Commission aims at further reducing illegal waste exports and is therefore revising its regulations. Legal waste shipment is an important step towards an efficient circular economy: it reduces resource utilization and saves CO2.
„Wir sind besser gewappnet, als es die USA waren“
Seit 2009 sitzt Petra Kammerevert für die SPD im Europäischen Parlament. Seit 2017 ist sie Vorsitzende des Ausschusses für Kultur und Bildung. Zudem ist sie Mitglied des WDR-Rundfunkrats und dort seit 2010 Chefin des Programmausschusses. Der iwd sprach mit ihr ...
Eurobarometer: The Challenges of the EU
The European Union should provide for more jobs, eliminate inequalities, and solve problems relating to migration. These are the results of a survey conducted by Eurobarometer.
In the media
The difficulties of universal redistribution in times of welfare chauvinism
Previous studies have found substantial support across Europe for the creation of a universal basic income system. Yet as Matthias Diermeier and Judith Niehues explain, there is also widespread support for restricting the access of immigrants to state ...
Foreign and security policy: In Search of a New World Order
Russia’s war against Ukraine will have consequences extending far beyond the European Union and our country’s security and defense policies. In fact, this war is the most visible and tragic proof to date that the world is in a dramatic process of change.
With Trump, despite Brexit: How to rescue the EU
Europe has frequently been in crisis since its integration process began 66 years ago. At such times, there has often been a lack of imagination about what the next step might be. There were also periods when things ground to a halt. But there has never been a truly existential crisis like the one we are experiencing today.