1. 23.07.2019 · ZEW ()
    European Integration
    Brexit | United Kingdom | European Integration and EU Policy
    ZEW President Achim Wambach on Brexit and Boris Johnson as next Prime Minister

    The British Conservative Party elected Boris Johnson as its new leader. He will soon also take over the office of British Prime Minister. The President of the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, Professor Achim Wambach, comments on this matter.

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  2. 03.07.2019 · ZEW (fhe)
    European Integration
    ECB | Eurozone
    Friedrich Heinemann on Christine Lagarde as possible President of the European Central Bank

    Christine Lagarde was nominated to become the new President of the European Central Bank (ECB). This was agreed by the heads of state and government of the European Union, as Council President Donald Tusk announced yesterday. Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann had also been repeatedly considered as Mario Draghi’s successor. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the ZEW Research Department “Corporation Taxation and Public Finance”, comments on the upcoming change in presidency at the ECB.

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  3. 27.05.2019 · ZEW (fhe)
    European Integration
    European Integration and EU Policy | ECB | EU Commission
    ZEW economist Friedrich Heinemann comments on the importance of the ECB presidency for Germany

    After the European elections, the European Council must propose a candidate for president of the Commission to the European Parliament. With the end of Mario Draghi’s term as president of the European Central Bank (ECB), another important position in the EU is to be filled in the following months. With Manfred Weber and Jens Weidmann, there are promising German candidates for both offices. However, it is deemed impossible that both positions will be filled by Germans. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the ZEW Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance”, comments on these pending decisions following the European elections.

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  4. 09.05.2019 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    ZEW economist Friedrich Heinemann comments on tax revenue estimates by the Federal Ministry of Finance

    The German Federal Ministry of Finance’s Working Party on Tax Revenue Estimates has made a downward adjustment of its forecasts for federal, state and municipal tax revenues in Germany up until the year 2023. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Research Department at ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, comments on this matter.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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