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World Economic Forum Davos 2019: about economic downturn and trade war
World Economic Forum Davos 2019: about economic downturn and trade war
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World Economic Forum Davos 2019: about economic downturn and trade war

In view of a trade war, the Brexit and the threat of an economic downturn, the World Economic Forum meeting this year was dominated by calls for increased international cooperation. Read here what Lagarde and Merkel had to say.

Brexit agreement ahead of vote in British Parliament
Brexit agreement ahead of vote in British Parliament
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Brexit agreement ahead of vote in British Parliament

The “divorce agreement” of the British with the EU stands. At the highly anticipated EU Special Summit on Sunday, Britain and the EU agreed on their post-Brexit relations at the end of March 2019. Now only the vote in the British House of Commons is missing. It’s getting tight.

Germany remains Europe’s driving economic power
Germany remains Europe’s driving economic power
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Germany remains Europe’s driving economic power

Germany is not only the largest, but also one of the strongest economies in the Eurozone and the EU. This is reflected, among other things, in its stable economic growth. In 2017, Germany’s GDP increased by 2.2 per cent compared to the previous year, only slightly less than the total Eurozone growth of 2.4 per cent.