Facts & Findings

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Resilience and Stability in the banking and fincancial system?

The situation is serious: The corona crisis challenges the financial and banking system.
What is the situation and what do we do now?

Weak profitability, unresolved regulatory challenges and increasing competition in the digital sector pose further challenges for banks. Due to the finiancial crisis 2008/2009 the financial system is now more resilient and better able to sustain the financing of the real economy. However, further improvements in financial stability, such as increased capital requirements, regulation of shadow banks or reforms in financial supervision, are needed. Our facts & findings illustrates the difficult situation and shows recommendations which necessarily should be introduced.

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Is the European Semester waking from its long slumber?

A call for increased convergence and competitiveness

The corona crisis divided the EU economically. With the new special fund the instrument of the European Semester has a crucial role to play. What must we bear in mind?

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Germany’s geopolitical role in an age of great power rivalries, Part 3

Part III: Security and defence policy

Germany and the EU are finding themselves in a world of great power rivalries and systemic competition, which have an impact on almost all aspects of international relations including multilateral cooperation, world trade, technology policy and security policy. What political strategy should Germany follow? The Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts addresses this question with policy recommendations for Germany's security and defence policy.

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Germany’s geopolitical role in an age of great power rivalries, Part 2

Part II: Economic and technology policy

German economic policy is facing many challenges – the Covid-19 pandemic is only the latest in a long line. These began with the economic stagnation of large swathes of Europe, moving on to the trade war between the US and China and Europe, and the challenges of electromobility faced by German car manufacturers. Germany and the EU have to come up with some creative answers. The Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts addresses these issues and provides policy recommendations in this paper.

Germany’s geopolitical role in an age of great power rivalries, Part 1

Part I: Strategic foreign policy

Germany and the EU increasingly find themselves in a world of great power rivalries and systemic competition. This is affecting almost every aspect of international relations – hampering multilateral cooperation, impacting world trade and technology policy, and having an effect on conflict situations linked to security and defence policy. What strategy should Germany follow here? The Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts addresses these challenges and provides policy recommendations in this paper.

Hacking the Electorate

Thoughts on Misinformation and Personal Data Protection

Data-driven political campaigning is not a new phenomenon, but the tools, the amount of data accessible and thus the possibilities are. This is a challenging scenario for public institutions because the combination of misuse of personal data and misinformation techniques becomes a real threat to democracy. This paper gives examples of how political campaigns can act accordingly to the principles and main guidance of general data protection regulations.

Climate Performance of the G7 States and the Corona Crisis

How can we reconcile Climate Protection and the Economy?

The Corona crisis has driven the G7 countries into recession. It is clear that economic recovery must be based on sustainable criteria. The main issue here is how best to reconcile economic growth and climate protection. Our Analyses & Arguments therefore suggests that the climate performance of the G7 countries should increasingly be assessed on the basis of CO2 productivity, taking industrial production and power generation as key influencing variables.

Sustainability in Global Supply Chains

Discussion about a legal obligation for compliance with human rights and environmental standards

How can a global supply chain be set up in a more sustainable way? Who is at what point responsible? To what extent can enterprises be held accountable? Many questions are coming up when we discuss about the sustainability of a global supply chain. From a christian-democratic point of view a legal obligation for compliance with human rights and environmental standards is quite favorable. But the economy’s point of view is also has important arguments that need to be considered.

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The impact of COVID-19 on cyber crime and state-sponsored cyber activities

Increased internet use and working from home heighten digital security risks

Digital services are becoming particularly important in the Corona crisis - after all apps and digital services are indispensable for working from home. However, cyber security is often disregarded. Especially private networks are less well protected than networks at work. How can cyber threats be dealt with in Corona times? Our Facts & Findings takes a closer look at the digital security aspect of the Corona pandemic.

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Climate Change, Digitisation and Globalisation – does the Social Market Economy need Renewal?

Origins and current challenges

The Social Market Economy has proven to be a stable and successful economic and social order. Yet climate change, digitisation and globalisation pose current challenges. Does the Social Market Economy need renewal? Our Facts & Findings looks at its origins and seeks to answer this question.

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This serial informs and merges major issues of current topics the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is dealing with.

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