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German elections: Merkel looking for a (new) deputy

Angela Merkel is set to win a fourth term as chancellor, thanks to the strong German economy. Her choice of coalition partner will have ramifications beyond Germany. We see a renewed Grand Coalition as the most likely. They may make progress on Eurozone integration.

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De EMU is (nog) geen optimaal valutagebied (Dutch)

De eurozone voldoet nog niet aan alle criteria voor een optimaal valutagebied. Zo is zowel de budgettaire samenhang als de arbeidsmobiliteit nog te gering. Als de samenhang binnen de eurozone niet wordt versterkt blijft de euro een kwetsbare munt.

Economic Report

North Korea’s pressure point: the economy

China’s economic lifeline is key for North Korea’s economy. Recent sanctions are expected to put more pressure on the regime in Pyongyang, but China also has its strategic interests related to North Korea.

Economic Report

Pan-European Pension Product

A review of the EC proposal for a Pan-European Pension Product (PEPP). We believe a PEPP will be more successful in some countries than others. In the Netherlands we currently see little added benefit for another individual pension product.