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May 2015

06.05.2015 – ZEW (cfu/ggr/jpr)

ZEW President Fuest on UK's General Elections on 7 May, 2015: "New Orientation"

On 7 May, 2015, general elections will be held in the UK. The coalition government consisting of conservatives and liberal democrats must face the public vote. According to many observers, the outcome of these elections will be decisive not only in determining the United Kingdom's economic policy orientation in the years to come, but also for London's EU policy. read more

April 2013

18.04.2013 – ZEW (mkp/ybr)

Joint Economic Report Spring 2013: German Economy Recovers – Long-Term Oriented Economic Policy Required

Positive signals for the German economy in the spring of 2013: the financial market situation has eased and the headwind from the global economy is abating. The Joint Economic Report of spring 2013, conducted by ZEW in cooperation with other leading economic research institutes, forecasts an increase of the German gross domestic product of 0.8 per cent in the current year (68 per cent projection interval: 0.1 to 1.5 per cent) and 1.9 per cent in 2014. read more

October 2012

11.10.2012 – ZEW/Forschungsinstitute (mkp)

Joint Economic Report Autumn 2012: Economic Slowdown due to Euro Crisis – Stability Risks Remain High

The euro crisis is putting a strain on the German economy. Economic growth will thus remain weak in the near future and will not improve until next year. The institutes forecast an increase of GDP by 0.8 per cent in 2012 and by 1.0 per cent in 2013. The situation on the labour market will worsen; the number of unemployed persons will increase slightly in 2013 to 2.9 million. The national budget will be nearly balanced in 2012 as well as in 2013. The institutes take a critical stance to the ECB initiative to purchase sovereign bonds of struggling countries. According to the institutes, the ECB programme fuels the risk of inflation. read more

April 2012

19.04.2012 – ZEW/Forschungsinstitute (mkp)

Joint Diagnosis Spring 2012: German Economy on the Rise – European Debt Crisis Intensifies Further

After a weak winter half year, the German economy is on the rise again. The institutes forecast an increase of the real GDP by 0.9 per cent for 2012 and by 2.0 per cent for 2013. The situation on the labour market will improve further and the number of unemployed persons will decrease to 2.8 million in 2012. read more

October 2011

13.10.2011 – ZEW/Forschungsinstitute (mkp)

Joint Economic Forecast Autumn 2011 - The European Debt Crisis Affects German Economy

In the summer of 2011, the outlook for the global economy clearly deteriorated. Especially the sovereign debt crisis is threatened to turn into a bank crisis among Europe. This is increasingly affecting the German economy. The grown insecurity will put at risk domestic demand, and foreign trade might stop contributing to the expansion due to the difficult situation of important trading partners. read more

April 2011

07.04.2011 – ZEW/Forschungsinstitute (mkp)

Joint Economic Forecast Spring 2011: Continuing Upswing– European Debt Crisis Still Unresolved

In the spring of 2011, the global economy is on the upswing, in particular due to the momentum in emerging economies. Germany is also experiencing a strong economic recovery. The institutes expect that the German Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will increase by 2.8 per cent this year and by 2.0 per cent in 2012. For 2011 and 2012, an unemployment rate of 6.9 per cent and 6.5 per cent, respectively, is expected. read more

June 1999

11.06.1999 – ZEW (ggr)

ZEW Economic Forum 1999: Economic Prospects and Policy in Europe

Within the context of the first Economic Forum of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Franz welcomed some 200 participants. "The purpose of this ZEW event, which will take place annually from now on, is to offer a forum of discussion on current economic policy issues", emphasised the president of ZEW. "Economic prospects and policy in Europe" were a major topic discussed at the first ever ZEW Economic Forum, which started off with two insightful and informative presentations on two key aspects of European economic policy by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Otmar Issing, member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB), and Karel Van Miert, EU Commissioner for Competition. read more

08.06.1999 – ZEW (kvs)

Economic Prospects and Policy in Europe

On June 11, 1999, the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim will host a one-day economic forum on the topic "Economic Prospects and Policy in Europe". read more


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