The removal of Donald Trump from office in November has brought great relief to German politics, business and society. But anyone who thinks that under the new US president Joe Biden a return to the supposed good old days will follow is mistaken. After all, regardless of the presidential election, 2020 marks the end of […]
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China Update: The 14th Five-Year Plan and its implications on the German industry
The 14th Five-Year Plan indicates that Beijing feels compelled to make the country economically, technologically and financially more independent and self-sufficient. At its core is the striving for greater independence and fewer international risks, a reduction of the vulnerability of relevant supply chains and securing strategic resources.
Departing the EU – destination unknown? Implications of Brexit
On 31 January 2020 the United Kingdom left the European Union, losing vote and voice. It was a legal departure. Until the end of 2020 the UK will be treated as a member in economic and financial aspects. The critical date is not 31 January, but 31 December 2020. This is when Brexit will be […]
A post-Brexit trade deal under pressure?
A post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and the EU becomes increasingly unlikely as officials speak of “little progress” when asked about the latest round of talks. BGA-Partner, Jürgen Chrobog, provides a great Insight into post-Brexit trade deal negotiations:
Washington Update: Relations of the USA with Germany and the European Union. An – incomplete – assessment.
The transatlantic relations are currently at a low point. BGA-Partner, Jürgen Chrobog, provides a great overview over the fault lines of US-German relations. In his analysis, he concludes that the answer for Europe to adress the transatlantic challenges has not changed: The solution for lies solely in the European Union. The agreement on the aid […]