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December 2013

Create solvency convertible debt to secure bank accounts

December 20, 2013


Balancing Risk Taking and Financial RegulationThe EU finance ministers have agreed on a deposit safety plan in order to secure bank accounts. For GES-experts, this agreement is not enough: They suggest to stabilize shaky banks by issuing solvency-convertible debt. That way, the debt issued by systemically relevant financial institutions is automatically converted into equity if such an institution becomes insolvent - and taxpayers don’t have to come up for the costs of excessive risk-taking.

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Cuts of public spendings inevitable for troubled Eurozone countries

December 19, 2013


Redesigning Fiscal Consolidation and Debt ManagementThe German chancellor Angela Merkel, who took the oath of office yesterday, gave her first address to the German Bundestag. She called for structural reforms in the European Union to strengthen the Eurozone. For GES-experts, cuts of public spendings and continued efforts to improve competitiveness are inevitable for troubled Eurozone countries.

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Interview with Prof. Dr. Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar

December 19, 2013

Prof. Dr. Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar Check out our Interview with Prof. Dr. Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar, President of the Universiti Teknologi Mara. He was interviewed by Jonas Borchgrevink, Deputy Head of Partnership for Change.

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Is there Security and Privacy on the Web?

December 13, 2013

Is there Security and Privacy on the Web?So how do we deal with cybersecurity? This is an issue that has increasingly come to the forefront, and everybody agreed that politicians and company leaders are now much more aware of it than they were 3 years ago. But is such heightened awareness enough? I guess not. Nowadays nobody can really be sure of their online security or that their private data really does stay private.

Read about the discussion in the GES-blog and get involved!

Please note: this blog article reflects the author's opinion only.



Solutions on "Innovation, Dynamism and Entrepreneurship"

December 12, 2013

Innovation Dynamism and Entrepreneurship Check out our solutions on "Innovation, Dynamism and Entrepreneurship" generated by the GES 2013 in Kiel.

- Tackle youth unemployment and promote youth entrepreneurship.
- Recognize the key role that activist governments can and do play in encouraging innovation.
- Recognize that innovation is typically disruptive, often emerging from trial and error..
- Provide access to financial literacy so everyone has the opportunity to be an entrepreneur.



PISA results: GES-experts propose to emphasize analytical thinking

December 06, 2013

PISA results - NewsAsian countries top the OECD's latest PISA survey. GES-experts propose to change educational systems to emphasize analytical thinking and problem solving instead of rote learning.

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