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Jean-Claude Juncker

Jean-Claude Juncker

German EU Presidency: Influenced by lobbyists?

Large lobbying associations have a strong influence on the German government and there are concerns that this might impact its EU Council presidency, which starts on 1 July, warned a study conducted by NGOs LobbyControl and Corporate Europe Observatory. EURACTIV Germany reports. The study conducted by the two NGOs, called…
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June 23, 2020
Jean-Claude Juncker

EU countries still fighting over mandatory relocation of migrants

Migrants walk to a registration camp after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border | Dimitar Dilkoff /AFP via Getty Images Commission prepares latest proposal on migration, but old divisions remain. With the European Commission preparing to put forward its latest proposal on reforming the bloc's migration rules, countries have resumed fighting over…
bubmag
June 5, 2020
Jean-Claude Juncker

The Brief – What’s the point of Charles Michel?

It’s been a difficult few months for the EU since the bloc’s top jobs were divided up – Brexit, migration, climate change and a full-blown pandemic. It amounts to the biggest test of Charles Michel’s career. Michel had a reputation as consensus builder, having served as prime minister of politically-divided…
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June 5, 2020
Jean-Claude Juncker

How to Design Tax-Based Fiscal Consolidation

Finance & Development, June 2020, Vol. 57, Number 2PDF version The Devil Is in the Details If properly designed, tax-based fiscal consolidation does not have to be politically costly Era Dabla-Norris and Aleksandra Zdzienicka Most countries around the world have rightfully taken a “whatever it takes” approach to combating the…
bubmag
June 4, 2020