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Global Economic Symposium: “Nations Must Co-operate More“

GES logoThe eighth GES under the slogan "Values to Guide Economies" is coming to an end. Around 300 participants and 100 speakers discussed solutions to global problems. They came up with about 60 concrete proposals – including some to ease the refugee crisis and stabilize the financial system – that will be circulated among decision-makers in business and politics.

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Global Economic Symposium Calls on Europeans to Embrace Migrants

GES logoOne of the most anticipated topics at the Global Economic Symposium (GES) 2015 was migration and the multitude of issues it has thrown up – like dealing with integration, labor migration, refugee crises, and different cultures and values. In particular, the question about how to handle different values and whether it is necessary to teach migrants values like democracy or gender equality fostered the debate.

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Şimşek Pledges More Reforms in Turkey at GES 2015

GES logoTurkish Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek used an appearance at the Global Economic Symposium in Kiel to pledge more reforms after next month’s parliamentary election. After hosting the GES in 2010, Şimşek said he was delighted that Istanbul would be welcoming the conference again next year.

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Global Economic Symposium Warns About Debt Levels

GES logoAlmost a decade after the start of global financial crisis, participants of the Global Economics Symposium warned the world economy was still too reliant on debt. But economists and policy experts at the meeting also praised efforts to counter reckless borrowing.

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Global Economic Symposium seeks common global values

GES logoWhat can be done to solve Europe’s refugee crisis? How can the Eurozone finally be put on a solid footing? These are just two of the questions that 300 international politicians, scientists, business executives and members of civil society will be looking to answer at the Global Economic Symposium (GES), beginning in Kiel on Monday, 12 October 2015. Participants include Economics Nobel Prize Laureate George Akerlof from the USA, Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek and Deutsche Bundesbank Deputy Governor Claudia Buch.

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