2022 is a decisive year for the EU’s climate policy. Many projects will be negotiated in the upcoming months. One of the most important issues discussed is the CO2 border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) – an instrument that will oblige importers from non-EU countries to pay a CO2 price equal to that of EU companies. You […]
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ESG Insights: The Taxonomy of the European Union
Nuclear power and fossil gas with a “green” label? How can this be? Is this even allowed? Europe’s member states view this very differently. In particular, Germany and France are divided in this case. Yet, the decision lies with the Commission: You can read the full article in German here You can read the full […]
Investing in the GET-World. Geopolitics, ESG and technology as macro drivers of the 2020s
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.
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
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: