Numerous parts of the digital world are different from the way things are being used and handled in reality. One of those issues is taxation, which turns out to be rather tricky when it comes to products and services imported from another country, in particular, China. We talked to Prof. Rolf J. Langhammer about what the EU would have to do to solve the problem of VAT fraud.
Stefan Kooths, Head of Forecasting Center at the IfW Kiel Institute for the World Economy, and Galina Potjagailo, IfW Kiel Institute for the World Economy, break down the potential transatlantic trade conflict, saying that foreign direct investments may play a large role in keeping this conflict from becoming a trade war.
The G20 is unable to solve the world’s problems. Time for a new approach: five major powers should take charge of the planet’s fate—including a strong Europe. A column by Henrik Müller.
Where do economic incentives end and where do tax evasions begin? Prof. Hennig Kloth expresses his opinion on the EU vs. Apple case, involving 13bn Euro in taxes to be paid back.
Whenever there is a crisis, somebody gets to be blamed. The steel industry in Europe is in a crisis, and so China and its export of cheap steel is blamed for that. But there is more to it as we found out in our interview with Rolf J. Langhammer.
The refugee crisis is still around, although the EU’s deal with Turkey slowed down the wave of people coming to Europe. Yet, there are still many questions to be answered, as Dennis Snower, President of the GES, states in his editorial of the GES Special Report on irregular immigration. This report includes four concrete expert proposals made at the GES 2015, which are particularly relevant at this political juncture.