1. 11.04.2019 · ZEW ()
    European Integration
    Brexit | Europe | United Kingdom
    ZEW economists see an extension of the Brexit deadline as an opportunity for new elections

    At an EU summit in Brussels, the United Kingdom and the remaining Member States of the European Union agreed to move the Brexit date to 31 October 2019. However, Great Britain is also free to leave the EU at an earlier date or to cancel Brexit altogether. Professor Achim Wambach, President of the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research and Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the ZEW Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance”, offer their view on the matter.

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  2. 28.03.2019 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    Brexit | United Kingdom | Europe | Parliament
    Achim Wambach comments on the current course of the Brexit

    Contrary to initial plans, Great Britain will not leave the European Union on 29 March 2019. The withdrawal agreement negotiated between the UK and the EU has already twice been rejected by the British Parliament. The House of Commons has now taken a new approach to test whether an alternative solution would gain majority support, while British Prime Minister Theresa May has offered to resign. Professor Achim Wambach, president of the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research comments on the current state of the Brexit process.

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  3. 22.03.2019 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    Wambach is part of the commission for "Security in Transition" established by the Center for Liberal Modernity

    On 22 March 2019, the expert commission “Security in Transition” presented its final report within the framework of an economic conference in Stuttgart. The commission was established at the beginning of 2018 by the Center for Liberal Modernity with support from the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung. The commission consists of 14 representatives from the realms of science, business, trade unions and local politics, including Professor Achim Wambach, president of the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim.

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  4. 19.03.2019 · ZEW (vgr)
    Comment
    mobile phone network
    ZEW economist Vitali Gretschko comments on 5G auction

    On 19 March, German launched its auction of frequencies for the new mobile standard 5G. Professor Vitali Gretschko, head of the Research Group “Market Design” at the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, comments on the auction.

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  5. 07.03.2019 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    ECB | Central Bank | Monetary target | Monetary policy decisions
    Heinemann comments on the change in the interest rate outlook of the Governing Council of the ECB

    The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) has changed its interest rate outlook and postponed the date for a possible first interest rate hike to early 2020. In addition, the Council decided to launch a new series of targeted longer-term refinancing operations (TLTRO) for banks. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Research Department at the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, offers his view on the ECB's decision.

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  6. 22.02.2019 · ZEW (fhe)
    Comment
    Public Finance | Tax | Public Budget
    Friedrich Heinemann comments on high surplus in 2018

    According to calculations by the Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden, the surplus of the federal government, the states, municipalities and social security funds in 2018 amounted to 58 billion euros. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Research Department at the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, comments on this matter.

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  7. 06.02.2019 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    Takeover | Merger | Business concentration | EU Commission

    The European Commission has blocked the proposed rail merger deal between the German company Siemens and the French group Alstom due to competition concerns in the markets for railway signalling systems and high-speed trains. The president of the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim and chairman of the German Monopolies Commission, Professor Achim Wambach, comments on this matter.

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  8. 31.01.2019 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    United States | Monetary policy decisions | Central bank
    Friedrich Heinemann comments on Fed's interest rate policy

    In its latest statement, the US Federal Reserve has initiated its move away from a policy of constant interest rate hikes. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said that the central bank would take a “patient” approach toward further interest rate changes. The Fed has also made it clear that the shrinking of its balance sheet could come to an end over the course of this year. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Research Department at the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, comments:

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  9. 24.01.2019 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    Central bank | ECB | Monetary policy decisions
    Friedrich Heinemann is head of the department "Corporate Taxation and Public Finance" at ZEW.

    As expected, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) has not made any changes to its interest rate policy in its first policy meeting this year. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Research Department at the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, offers his view on the ECB's decision.

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  10. 16.01.2019 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    Brexit | United Kingdom
    Friedrich Heinemann comments on the failed Brexit agreement.

    The vast majority of MPs in the UK Parliament has rejected the Brexit deal agreed between Theresa May and the European Union. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Research Department at the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, offers his view on the Brexit vote.

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