1. 26.01.2015 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    Eurozone | Parliament | Greece

    After the election victory of Syriza, Europe should prepare for a Greek payment default. The eurozone must send signals for the coming negotiations that it is not susceptible to blackmail should Greece threaten with a payment stop. This is the result of an analysis concerning the changed post-election situation in Greece by Clemens Fuest, President of the Centre for European Economic Research, and Friedrich Heinemann, head of the Public Finance Department at ZEW.

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  2. 22.01.2015 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    Eurozone | ECB | ZEW President

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has decided on the volume of its bond-buying programme: The ECB will buy eurozone government bonds and other assets worth EUR 60 billion per month until September 2016. The President of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Professor Clemens Fuest, comments: "I consider the ECB’s decision to be an acceptable compromise that is consistent with the ECB's mandate.

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  3. 12.05.2014 · ZEW ()
    Comment

    The 2014 elections to the European Parliament take place at a time when Europe is facing considerable economic challenges. Doubts have been voiced about Europe's capability to cope with these challenges. Against this backdrop, the president of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Prof. Clemens Fuest, urges to identify and exploit the potential for growth that European integration offers. At the presentation of a ZEW paper in Brussels that identifies key policy areas for the EU in the coming years, Fuest said: "Europe urgently needs to achieve a sustainable economic recovery as well as a stringent concept for the future distribution of tasks between the European and national level."

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  4. 08.04.2014 · ZEW ()
    Comment

    In the statement on the federal government’s 2012 monitoring report, the Expert Commission on the monitoring process "Energy of the Future" reports mixed interim results for Germany’s "Energiewende", i.e. the transition of the energy system towards renewable sources and more energy efficiency. While the expansion of renewable energies is making good progress, efforts need to be intensified in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the improvement of energy efficiency. The German government has announced clear priorities in this regard, which now have to be implemented.

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  5. 21.06.2006 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    ZEW President | Reform | Federal Government

    By now, the restructuring of the statutory health insurance (SHI) has gradually taken shape as reportedly planned by the federal government. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz, president of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), does not consider the transformation into a fund model to be a suitable reform concept for the GKV.

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  6. 27.02.2006 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    ZEW President

    Germany is once again discussing the implementation of statutory minimum wages. According to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz, President of the Mannheim Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), their introduction would, however, destroy jobs. They would further impede efforts to provide poorly qualified job-seekers with new opporutnities for employment.

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  7. 03.12.1998 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    Tax reform | Reform actions

    The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and Prof. Jacobs, chairholder at the University of Mannheim, analysed the draft legislation for the corporate tax reform for 1999, 2000 and 2002 with respect to its economic impact on the business sector, as well as some aspects concerning the tax system. Thereby, the resulting effects for the corporate tax burden induced by the planned changes in taxation were calculated by using the European Tax Analyzer, which was developed by ZEW in close cooperation with Prof. Jacobs of the University of Mannheim. In this respect, it was established that during the first step of the reform programme business conditions tend to deteriorate slightly. By contrast, the proposed measures for 2002 revealed an improvement of conditions.

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