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Economic Report

Germany: Merkel’s sports minister causes trouble

The German CSU was to propose a plan to turn away migrants at the border who had registered elsewhere in the EU, prompting a veto from Merkel and leading to a showdown. The current deal provides Merkel with a two-week deadline to try to find (bilateral) deals in Europe.

Economic Quarterly Report

Eurozone: groei zet door, maar piek lijkt bereikt (Dutch)

De eurozone heeft een sterk 2017 achter de rug en ook in 2018 blijft de groei op peil. Wel lijkt de piek –op basis van sentimentsindicatoren- bereikt. Nu de werkloosheid rap daalt wordt dit jaar ook het jaar van de waarheid voor de loongroei.

Economic Comment

Was nun, Mutti? II: Merkel fights for her political future

The breaking down of ‘Jamaica’-coalition talks last night brings unprecedented political uncertainty to Germany. Political initiative and control is moving away from Merkel towards the President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who can ultimately trigger new elections.