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Strategy Paper: Tunisia Needs a Security Package

The assassination of tourists in Sousse is a call: Tunisia needs European help in implementing democracy and market economy as well as speedy and robust support in building up its security sector. 

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Study: BREXIT could be expensive – especially for the United Kingdom…

Exiting the EU could cost the United Kingdom more than €300 billion. The remaining EU member states would only experience minor economic losses from an exit. But elections in the British House of Commons could set a course for a bitter economic and above all political setback for the entire EU.

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Study: The wage inequality becomes wider by the departure from collective agreements

The wage distribution in Germany has become increasingly unequal in recent years, especially since the mid-1990s. The decline in collective bargaining is a key driver for this development. By contrast, global trade merely plays a subordinate role. 

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Conference: A New Departure for the European Union

Is the new-look EU capable of making a fresh start? What are the political challenges for 2015? How can the EU stabilize relations with its neighbors? These issues were the focus of this year’s “Brussels Think Tank Dialogue”.

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: 2013 German-Spanish Forum

The 7th German-Spanish Forum in April 2013 focused on the educational systems of both countries.

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Event: German-Spanish Conference 2014

A Bertelsmann Stiftung's conference, held in May 2014, focused on the future of the German-Spanish relations.

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The networked economy: Globalized trade

For several years, the Bertelsmann Stiftung has been exploring the economic aspects of globalization. In the following interview, Thieß Petersen and Jan Arpe discuss the connections and interdependencies within the global economy and take a critical look at the most important developments and risks.

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Study: 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.