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Ondernemers: kijk verder dan Noordrijn-Westfalen! (Dutch)

Duitsland blijft een aantrekkelijke exportbestemming, maar Nederlandse bedrijven zijn vooral gericht op Noordrijn-Westfalen, terwijl daarbuiten evengoed interessant kansen liggen

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.

Economic Report Dutch version

German elections: Was nun, Mutti?

While Merkel was the unsurprising winner of yesterday’s elections, the outcome suggests a shift in the German political landscape as the populist far-right AfD came in third. The process of finding a workable coalition starts now, but we may not see a new government before Christmas.