A high turnout of voters marked the latest works council elections in Germany, underlining their importance to the German industrial relations system. However, a study published in January 2015 shows that they remain male-dominated, with women holding only 25% of the seats. Two-thirds of works council members were reelected, of whom a disproportionate share were also union members.
The IW Financial Expert Survey for the first quarter of 2018 revealed that the surveyed experts predict, on average, higher interest rates and stock market indices, a depreciation of the Euro vis-à-vis the US Dollar, and lower oil prices by the end of the ...
In recent years, net migration reached a new peak in Germany. Between 2011 and 2015, net migration amounted to more than 2.7 million people. This influx of people has had an impact on society, on the economy in general, and on most businesses.