Europe

The Brex­it pro­cess: chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties

Brexit presents the EU27 with the challenge of maintaining the unity of the EU, upholding the integrity of the single market, and limiting damage to citizens and companies. There will be two years of negotiations between the EU27 and the UK, starting with talks about an exit deal. Later in the negotiations, the two sides will discuss their future relations.

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25 July 2016

“Europe has to make a difference”

An interview with Wolfgang Schäuble about global problems and European solutions. The interview was published in the 23 July issue of Bild.

16 November 2016

EU budget: “we need to increase funding for current challenges”

Ahead of the Economic and Financial Affairs Budget Council meeting on November, 16 th, 2016, German deputy Finance Minister Jens Spahn talked with Politico about the EU budget for 2017, the review of the Multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2014-2020 and the consequences of a Brexit for the EU budget.

14 October 2016

Conference on the Future of the EU Finances: “New Priorities in European Spending"

The Federal Ministry of Finance of Germany organized a conference on “New Priorities in European Spending – How to Shape the EU-Budget of the Future?“ in Berlin in July 2016. Professor Thiess Buettner summarizes the discussion in a personal note and concludes with some policy recommendations.