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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

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…
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June 4, 2020