Economy

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Publication: From Scale to Purpose? The EU and European startups

With the global race for tech dominance and digital sovereignty set to intensify, we look at what the EU is doing to strengthen its fledgling but ambitious startup sector. We find that despite bold and proactive new steps, the creation of European unicorns will probably require bigger thinking than the EU can currently muster. Europe’s true strength, however, could lie in channeling the forces of technology strategically to help solve the social and environmental challenges that lie ahead.

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Reinhard Mohn Prize 2020: Geographical overview of our results

The following list presents the results of our worldwide research by country ...

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Dialogue: Indo-German 1.5 Track Dialogue

Government representatives and think tankers from India and Germany met online for the second Indo-German Track 1.5 Dialogue. Discussions focused on the challenges and potential for cooperation in foreign and security policy as well as trade and economics.

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Anniversary: 20 years of German Israeli Young Leaders Exchange

Since its founding in 1977, the Bertelsmann Stiftung has devoted considerable effort to facilitating German-Israeli relations. This long-term cooperation was built on the close friendship cultivated between Liz and Reinhard Mohn with then-Mayor of Jerusalem, the legendary Teddy Kollek.

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Study: European AI with Indian Data: The illusion of low-hanging fruits

Europe is keen to unleash the potential of closer ties with India. Many hope that cooperation in the field of Artificial Inteligence (AI) and data driven businesses could lead the way. But a new study cautions about unrealistic expectations: If you’re looking for quick wins, look elsewhere.

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US Elections: The Threat of a Chaotic Legal Fallout

President Donald Trump’s chances of reelection do not look good, even after his miraculous bout of corona. But even if Democratic challenger Joe Biden’s wins the election, it could plunge the nation into a serious democratic and constitutional crisis.

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Event: #NextGenerationEU: Creating a New Strong European Economy

“Next Generation EU” (NGEU) has been introduced by the Commission and the Council to counter the negative impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. As it is still up to the Parliament to implement it into legal basis, there are uncertainties about how NGEU is concretely going to work. In a virtual event organized by the Espacio Bertelsmann in cooperation with the Europe’s Future programme, the German embassy in Madrid and the European Commission, European experts came together to discuss the design of NGEU in order to achieve a new strong European economy.

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Online Discussion: Getting the WTO Back on Course and Into Safe Waters

What the Selection of a New Director General Means for Global Trade Governance

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Migration to Europe : Europe’s Latest Immigration Plan Unlikely to Heal Rifts

After years of bitter division on how to deal with migrants, the European Union has finally unveiled a new plan. But it is unlikely to gain widespread traction, not least as attitudes towards refugees have hardened amid the corona crisis.

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Study: Exploring a “Green List” for EU-China Economic Relations

A new study assesses which areas of the EU’s economic engagement with China are safe from being drawn into discussions about sensitive sectors, critical infrastructure or national security.