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German main source of energy are now renewables

Renewables overtook coal as Germany's main source of energy for the first time last year, accounting for just over 40 percent of electricity production. The shift marks progress as Europe's biggest economy aims for renewables to provide 65 percent of its energy by 2030 in a costly transition as it

10 EU issues to watch in 2019

he annual publication offers up-to-date insight from policy analysts in the European Parliamentary Research Service on ten key issues and policy areas that are likely to feature prominently on the political agenda of the European Union (EU) in 2019. Each of the ten contributors presents the state of play on

Global Economy: 10 Predictions in 2019

he global economy started 2018 with strong, synchronized growth. But as the year progressed, momentum faded and growth trends diverged. The US economy accelerated, thanks to fiscal stimulus enacted early in the year, while the economies of the Eurozone, the UK, Japan and China began to weaken. These divergent trends

Romanian Presidency 2019 EU Priorities

omania took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. During its Presidency, Romania will be representing the Council of the European Union throughout its dialogue with the other European institutions, especially with the European Commission and the European Parliament, while also working in close contact with the

Brexit: Outcome of the Article 50 TEU

On 25 November 2018, EU-27 leaders met to finalize and formalize the outcome of the Brexit negotiations. They endorsed the withdrawal agreement, as presented by the negotiators of the EU and the United Kingdom (UK), and approved the political declaration on future EU-UK relations, accompanying the withdrawal agreement. Last minute

The future of work: 4 predictions

Written by Stephane Kasriel, CEO of Upwork s CEO of freelancing website Upwork, I am witnessing firsthand not only the immense changes within our industry, but also the speed at which they are occurring. At the World Economic Forum, where I co-chair the Council on the Future of Work, Gender and Education, we

EU Trade with Latin America and the Caribbean

rowing geopolitical rivalry, escalating trade tensions between the United States and China (both big players in Latin America and the Caribbean – LAC) and a US trade policy shifting away from a multilateral towards a bilateral approach based on ‘America First’, have created uncertainty in this part of the world.

Who is who in the EU

EU has members in at least four major treaty groups, each of which governs a different aspect of the region’s infrastructure. On the following infographic, you may see the break down each group: The European Union - EU The EU is governed according to a supranational parliamentary system, with representatives elected by

Key Infrastructure Network: Connecting Europe Facility

trong, modern, and reliable infrastructure network is essential to secure jobs, growth and competitiveness in the European Union. Given this need, the EU supports the development of high-performing, sustainable and interconnected trans-European networks in three areas: transport, energy and digital infrastructure. The trans-European networks policy was consolidated in 2013 and the

Digital Europe Program: Funding Digital Transformation

n the framework of the next long-term EU budget for 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing a new, €9.2 billion programme to build up digital capacity and infrastructure and support a digital single market. It will operate mainly through coordinated and strategic co-investments with the Member States in the areas of advanced

Countries With the Most Foreign Currency Reserves

n the high stakes game of international trade, holding onto a stockpile of foreign cash gives you options. Forex reserves can help buoy the local currency or even provide much-needed insurance in the case of a national economic emergency. And when reserves are plentiful, a country can even use them

ECB unveils new € 100 and 200 euro banknotes

The European Central Bank (ECB) unveiled the new 100 and 200 euro banknotes, which will enter into circulation on 28 May 2019. After the €5, €10, €20 and €50, the €100 and €200 banknotes are the last two denominations of the Europa series, and therefore mark its completion. he new €100

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