13 posts

Expert insight and updates on the news and events that matter.

January 18, 2022

ESG Insights: Climate policy of the European Union: The carbon border tax

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 […]

December 22, 2021

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 […]

October 29, 2020

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.

September 17, 2020

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

September 9, 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: