1. 20.01.2021 · ZEW (sru/deg)
    Comment
    United States
    Professor Dr. Sebastian Rausch on the new US President and the upcoming changes.

    Today, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the new President of the United States. On his first day in office, we will already see some groundbreaking decisions, especially regarding the future course of US climate policy. Professor Sebastian Rausch, head of the Research Department “Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management” at ZEW Mannheim, comments on this matter:

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  2. 18.01.2021 · ZEW (awh)
    Comment
    Competition

    Today, the German Bundesrat is expected to pass the amendment to the Act Against Restraints of Competition (GWB). Professor Achim Wambach, president of ZEW Mannheim and member of the Monopolies Commission, comments on this matter:

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  3. 14.01.2021 · ZEW (fhe/deg)
    Comment
    Economic Growth | Coronavirus
    Professor Dr. Friedrich Heinemann on the GDP estimate of the Federal Statistical Office.

    The Federal Statistical Office today released its first estimate of the decline in gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” at ZEW Mannheim, comments on this matter:

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  4. 30.12.2020 · ZEW (awh)
    Comment
    EU Presidency | Germany | European policy
    Professor Dr. Achim Wambach on an eventful six months.

    Germany’s eventful six-month presidency of the Council of the European Union has now concluded with a trade deal with the UK and the prospect of an end to the seven-year negotiations between the EU and China on an investment agreement. Under Germany’s presidency, Europe also saw the adoption of both the COVID-19 recovery plan as well as the multiannual financial framework. The president of ZEW Mannheim, Professor Achim Wambach, comments on this matter:

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  5. 24.12.2020 · ZEW (awh)
    Comment
    Brexit | Trade agreement | Europe
    President of the ZEW Mannheim, Professor Dr. Achim Wambach.

    The European Union and the United Kingdom have agreed on a last-minute trade deal after tense negotiations. The president of ZEW Mannheim, Professor Achim Wambach, comments on this matter: “It is a relief that the wrangling over the withdrawal agreement and trade deal has finally been concluded, and that the incertitude has now come to an end. The agreement provides greater predictability and certainty for future trade relations between the EU and the UK.

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  6. 15.12.2020 · ZEW (awh)
    Comment
    EU Commission | Regulation | Competition
    Professor Dr. Achim Wambach on the EU’s Digital Market Rules.

    Today, the EU Commission is set to unveil the Digital Services and Digital Markets Acts in Brussels. Professor Achim Wambach, president of ZEW Mannheim and member of the Monopolies Commission, comments on this matter: “The EU Commission’s efforts to establish new rules that take into account the fast-paced dynamics of digital markets and limit the market power of tech giants in advance is the right approach. In the future, it will be important to prevent individual companies in digital markets from becoming uncontrollably powerful in the first place.

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  7. 10.12.2020 · ZEW (fhe/deg)
    Comment
    ECB
    Professor Dr. Friedrich Heinemann on the Results of the ZEW Study on Securities Purchase Programs.

    The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to expand the size of its pandemic emergency purchase programme (PEPP) by 500 billion euros as well as to extend its earliest end date by nine months until March 2022. Furthermore, the Council has postponed the start of net repayments under the PEPP until 2024 at the earliest. The ECB is thus reacting to the renewed economic slowdown caused by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the ZEW Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance”, comments on this matter.

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  8. 30.11.2020 · ZEW (der/deg)
    Comment
    Coronavirus

    The video communications software provider Zoom has recently published its figures for the third quarter of 2020. ZEW economist Dr. Daniel Erdsiek, researcher in ZEW’s “Digital Economy” Department, comments on this matter.

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  9. 27.11.2020 · ZEW (gli/deg)
    Comment
    Budgetary process
     ZEW-economist Dr.Georg Licht comments on the latest decisions of the Budget Committee.

    In its meeting yesterday, the German Bundestag’s Budget Committee approved a fund to promote start-ups. Dr. Georg Licht, head of the ZEW Research Department “Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics” at ZEW Mannheim, comments on this matter.

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  10. 20.11.2020 · ZEW (fhe/deg)
    Comment
    Coronavirus | Community Law | EU Presidency | Rule of law
    Professor Dr. Friedrich Heinemann on controversial issues of the Coronavirus Plan.

    Hungary and Poland vetoed the EU’s 1.8 trillion euro budget plan for the years 2021 to 2027. The bone of contention has been a new mechanism under which Member States can lose EU funds for violating the rule of law. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” at ZEW Mannheim, comments on this matter.

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