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Social imbalance in Europe is increasing

Europe is making some progress in terms of economic stabilisation, but the level of social justice has declined in recent years in most EU states. This is the result of a new index comparing the justice of all 28 EU states, which was published today by the Bertelsmann Stiftung.



A poster in Edinburgh with the appeal to vote on September, 18th. Gütersloh / Brüssel - 10/09/2014

Flashlight Europe: Aiming for Independence

Scotland might soon be independent. On September 18 the country will vote on whether or not it will remain in the United Kingdom. The pro-independence faction has been gaining supporters at a rapid pace. What will happen if the country actually decides to leave? What will it mean for the Queen? Would Scotland start using the euro? Not necessarily.

The Petronas Towers, a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, site of the 2014 GES. Gütersloh / Kuala Lumpur - 05/09/2014

The Bertelsmann Stiftung at the Global Economic Symposium in Kuala Lumpur

Migration flows, social cohesion, education in a digital age – those are just some of the topics the Bertelsmann Stiftung will be examining at the Global Economic Symposium (GES), which begins on Saturday. The foundation's specialists will be offering a total of seven workshops at the international conference in Kuala Lumpur.

Small flags in the colors of Germany and Brazil stand on a table. In the background one can vaguely recognize people sitting around another table. Gütersloh - 01/09/2014

Brazil and Germany: A 21st-Century Relationship

Brazil and Germany present many opportunities for fruitful bilateral trade and investment. This is the result of a study authored by the Bertelsmann Stiftung's Global Economic Dynamics project and a team of economists from Brazil's Fundação Getúlio Vargas which was presented today at the German-Brazilian Business Conference in Hamburg.

Medien versammelt sich um Jokowie, Bürger schauen zu. Gütersloh - 22/08/2014

Jokowi's Victory: A New Era for Indonesia?

With the election of its new president, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, Indonesia is now entering a new era. In the current Asia Policy Brief, Andreas Ufen, senior research fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies in Hamburg, examines what the victory means for the country's democratic development.

Cargo containers at a harbor, in the background one can see a container ship at the docks. Gütersloh - 28/07/2014

Denmark and Germany biggest winners of the EU single market

Since 1992, increasing European integration within the EU single market has been having a positive impact on economic growth in all founding countries. This is especially true of Denmark and Germany.


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