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April 2014

GES-experts: Abolish the mandatory retirement age

April 24, 2014

Financing Old AgeDebates have arised about the future of the public pension system. Economists suggest to raise the retirement age to 70. GES-experts support the idea of lengthening working lives: Mandatory retirement age needs to be abolished and retirees should be allowed to work while drawing benefits.

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GES-experts: Long-term investors should help finance public infrastructure

April 23, 2014

Mobilizing Global Capital for Emerging Infrastructure NeedsMany German politicians are in favor of an autobahn car toll to help pay for highway repairs. For GES-experts this idea is a step in the right direction. Long-term investors should be taken into account to finance public infrastructure.

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GES: Increase of regional conflicts illustrates global leadership vacuum

April 16, 2014

Geopolitics and the Provision of Global Public GoodsAs the tensions between Russia and the Ukraine continues, it becomes more and more clear that the world is lacking global leadership. America’s vacillating policy toward Syria has already shown that the United States have not only become reluctant to use its military might, even when “red lines” are crossed, but also seem to be unwilling to bear any serious burden to maintain its global leadership position. Only a partnership between the United States and China can lead to a more stable world, GES-experts say.

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EU’s Data Retention Directive is invalid

April 14, 2014

Cybercrime, Cybersecurity and the Future of the InternetThe European Court of Justice declared the EU's Data Retention Directive invalid, declaring that the mass collection of Internet data in Europe entailed a “wide-ranging and particularly serious interference with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data.” For GES-experts, this decision underlines the importance of data protection. It is an increasingly important concern for the average personal technology user, many of whom have little understanding of the issues and even less knowledge of the technical solutions.

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International Sustainability and Carbon Certification:
ISCC certified biomass and bioenergy

April 13, 2014

International Sustainability and Carbon Certification

The demand for biomass is growing. Biomass is already one of the most important sources for renewable energy and as an essential alternative to fossil fuels crucial for a climate friendly energy supply. But at the same time public attention focuses more and more on the possible negative impacts of this growing use of biomass for environment and climate.

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Greece plans return to financial markets

April 04, 2014

The Future of Central BankingThe European Central Bank keeps its main interest rate at a level of 0.25 percent and is ready to print money if the rate of inflation remains too low. For GES-experts, delivering price stability must remain the ECB’s primary goal. A policy of extremely low interest rates should remain a temporary measure.

Read More about why delivering price stability must remain central banks primary goal. ges experts global economic symposium.



Greece plans return to financial markets

April 03, 2014

GES: Italy needs to improve its international competitivenessGreece has put the worst of a debt crisis behind it and is considering issuing new debt within three months, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras told Reuters on Wednesday. For GES-experts, this is a first sign of success of the radical fiscal consolidation. The efforts to improve competitiveness should be continued.

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Solutions on "Innovation, Dynamism and Entrepreneurship"

April 02, 2014

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.

 


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