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Thorsten Kroke Event 16. September 2021

ECLASS Congress: International conference on open data standards

On September 16, 2021, data managers, leaders, innovators and successful practitioners from industry, trade and engineering meet at the first virtual ECLASS CONGRESS.

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The introduction of the EU Taxonomy for Sustainable Activities
IW-Policy Paper No. 14 23. July 2021

Ecologically sustainable or not?: The introduction of the EU Taxonomy for Sustainable Activities

Peter Friedrich / Finn Wendland

The EU Taxonomy for Sustainable Activities (EU Taxonomy) is the lead instrument to integrate and promote sustainability in capital markets across the EU.

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Conceptualisation of the potential Renewables-Pull-Effect
External Publication 21. July 2021

Conceptualisation of the potential Renewables-Pull-Effect

Sascha Samadi / Stefan Lechtenböhmer / Peter Viebahn / Andreas Fischer

This report was prepared by the Wuppertal Institute in cooperation with the German Economic Institute as part of the SCI4climate.NRW project. The report aims to shed light on the possible phenomenon that the availability and costs of "green" energy sources may become a relevant location factor for basic materials produced in a climate-neutral manner in the future.

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How the EU can achieve the 2030 climate targets in the road transport and building heat sectors
IW-Policy Paper No. 13 14. July 2021

How the EU can achieve the 2030 climate targets in the road transport and building heat sectors

Roland Kube / Finn Wendland

o implement the European Green Deal, the European Commission is planning a comprehensive renewal of European climate protection instruments in July 2021. This study sheds light on the planned realignment of the climate policy guiding instruments.

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Measuring the solidarity principle in Germany’s statutory health insurance system
IW-Analyse No. 143 13. July 2021

Would universal health insurance lead to more solidarity?

Martin Beznoska / Jochen Pimpertz / Maximilian Stockhausen

The principle behind Germany’s statutory health insurance (SHI) system, into which all employees up to a certain income threshold are obliged to pay a per¬centage of their earnings, is one of solidarity.

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Are Supplementary Agreements a Cure-all?
IW-Trends No. 2 29. June 2021

Achieving Flexibility Within Collective Bargaining in the Metal and Electrical Industry

Helena Schneider

Companies which are bound by sector-level collective agreements in the metal and electrical industry yet are keen to invest or to protect jobs in times of economic difficulty can negotiate supplementary agreements allowing them to deviate temporarily from the provisions of the sectoral agreements.

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A Heavy Burden on German Industry
IW-Trends No. 2 24. June 2021

An International Comparison of Unit Labour Costs: A Heavy Burden on German Industry

Christoph Schröder

Since 2018 An international comparison reveals the high level of unit labour costs in German manufacturing. In 2020, German unit labour costs were 22 per cent higher than the average in the 27 comparator countries, and 18 per cent above the mean in the rest of the Eurozone.

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Sandra Parthie Event 23. June 2021

livestream debate (via Zoom): Corporate finance – How to steer the transformation after the Covid crisis?

While the precise impact varies from sector to sector, the Coronavirus generally has left a strong mark on the European economy. A broad policy response has alleviated the repercussions on European SMEs and corporates, albeit to a limited extent. Importantly, policymakers have already phased out some temporary support measures and will likely continue to do so in the near to medium term.

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Status Quo and Further Development
IW-Policy Paper No. 12 20. June 2021

Continuing Vocational Education and Training in Germany

Hans-Peter Klös

A fundamental position in the political debate on continuing vocal education and training (CVET) in Germany, which is gaining in breadth, advocates a system change with a CVET Act, extended legal and exemption options for CVET, a basic education income, CVET funds, and the introduction of employment insurance.

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