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  • 'Mindless growth': Robust scientific case for degrowth is stronger every day

    09/21/2019 2:13:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 66 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 9/09/19 | Jason Hickel
    Once confined to the small scientific community of climate researchers and ecological economists, the idea of degrowth is now blazing into the mainstream. Not surprisingly, people are trying to figure out what to make of it. Is it an inspiring idea that points the way to a better economy? Or is it a mad notion that’s sure to plunge us all into poverty? Degrowth is a planned reduction of total energy and material use to bring the economy in line with planetary boundaries, while improving people’s lives by distributing income and resources more fairly. The scientific case for degrowth is...
  • Remainer 'surrender Bill' clears first hurdle: MPs give second reading to law against No [tr]

    09/04/2019 9:39:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 4, 2019 | James Tapsfield
    The Remainer 'surrender Bill' cleared its first hurdle by a big margin tonight as MPs backed it at second reading. The legislation made it through the stage by 329 to 300 - a slightly bigger majority than the 27 secured by rebels last night. The latest blow to Boris Johnson came as plotters insisted Brexit must be delayed before an election is called - in case he wins and tries to force No Deal on October 3
  • Germans fear Donald Trump more than Vladimir Putin, poll finds [YouGov; gefälschte nachrichten]

    07/15/2018 5:45:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.15.2018 | Jefferson Chase
    When asked which world leader was the greater threat to world security, 64 percent of respondents chose US President Donald Trump over his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. That’s according to a YouGov poll published on the eve of Trump’s meeting with Putin in Helsinki. And the German antipathy toward Trump doesn’t end there: 56 percent of respondents thought that Putin was more competent than Trump, with only 5 percent preferring the latter on that score. Thirty-six percent of Germans find Putin more likable than Trump, while 6 percent say the opposite — although most respondents refused to indicate a preference...
  • The disappearance of Ukip: Brexit cheerleaders have collapsed at the polls and faces losing (tr)

    05/03/2018 10:27:51 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | May 4, 2018 | Tim Sculthorpe
    Ukip has collapsed in the polls and faces the loss of almost every council seat it won four years ago. With the results still coming in, the Brexit cheerleaders have already lost 86 of the 166 seats they won last time. Ukip is currently on just two seats - one of which is a gain in Derby in defiance of the nationwide performance.
  • Trump's tariffs on European cars — a massive own goal?

    03/05/2018 10:09:05 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    dw.com ^ | March 5, 2018 | Nik Martin
    US President Donald Trump's vow to step-up protectionist policies to boost the US car industry could lead to a 10-percent drop in profits for German automakers, Germany's Center for Automotive Research (CAR) has warned. The trade barriers would see the European Union's alliance with America "deteriorate significantly," the center's director, Ferdinand Dudenhöffer told DW. He said Trump's desire to "punish" Washington's main trading partners in Europe would inevitably end in a messy divorce that would hurt US car manufacturers more.
  • Germany confirms 2017 surplus and GDP growth

    02/25/2018 10:08:20 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    dw.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | AFP, Reuters
    Germany's statistics office has said the German state last year logged the highest annual surplus since the country reunited in 1990. The result came on the back of record-low unemployment and low interest rates. The German government, the country's 16 states and its communities posted a budget surplus of €36.6 billion ($44.9 billion) in 2017, the National Statistics Office (Destatis) reported Friday, slightly revising an earlier estimate of €38.4 billion. The figure marked the fourth annual surplus in a row in Europe's powerhouse, which no longer has any difficulty sticking to the European budget deficit rules as laid down in...
  • German Government Raises Growth Forecast, Saying Economy Is in 'Very Good Shape'

    02/01/2018 12:14:48 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    foxbusiness.com ^ | January 31, 2018 | Andrea Thomas
    BERLIN – Germany's economy will grow much stronger than previously expected thanks to a strong labor market and buoyant demand from abroad and at home, the government said Wednesday. "The German economy is in a very good shape," said Brigitte Zypries, Germany's economics minister. "The strong rise in...employment last year is particularly satisfying."
  • Brexit will leave UK worse off in every scenario, leaked report predicts

    01/30/2018 1:08:44 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    dw.com ^ | January 30, 2018 | mm/aw (AP, Reuters)
    A confidential report prepared for the British government and leaked on Monday suggests all UK industries will be hurt by leaving the European Union, Buzzfeed News reported. The findings are the latest embarrassment for British Prime Minister Theresa May's government, which has faced renewed criticism from other EU leaders about the lack of a coherent Brexit strategy.
  • EU to delay trade talks for three months while May's government decides what they want from Brexit

    12/15/2017 2:12:00 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    businessinsider.de ^ | December 15, 2017 | Adam Payne und Adam Bienkov
    LONDON — The European Union has told Britain it has three months to decide what sort of future trade deal it wants before it is prepared to begin negotiating a future trade deal. The EU council is today set to agree that "sufficient progress" has been made on Britain's divorce agreement. Leaders of EU member states are expected to agree on Friday morning that talks should be allowed to move onto talks over a transition period. However, talks on a future trade deal are set to be delayed with EU leaders still uncertain as to what May's government are hoping...
  • England Lost: sardonic Mick Jagger releases two songs responding to Brexit

    07/29/2017 11:07:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 28, 2017 | Emma Rumney
    Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has released two politically charged songs targeting what he sees as the uncertainty and surrealism permeating politics in the age of Brexit and Donald Trump. One song, titled "England Lost", represents Jagger's mocking take on Britain's split from the European Union. The second, "Get a Grip", describes an "upside down" world full of "lunatics and clowns". Jagger, 74, said on Facebook he had started writing the songs a few weeks ago in his first solo work since 2011.
  • Young, healthy immigrants are stabilizing Germany's social security system, figures show

    07/26/2017 5:23:52 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 38 replies
    thelocal.de ^ | July 26, 2017 | DPA/The Local
    While some have speculated that increased immigration could be a strain on Germany's social security systems, new figures reported by German media seem to show that the safety net is actually profiting greatly.
  • 'Euphoric' exporters lift German business morale to new high

    07/25/2017 7:03:26 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    reuters.com ^ | JULY 25, 2017 | Paul Carrel and Irene Preisinger
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German business morale hit a record high in July as "euphoric" manufacturers, shrugging off the impact of a strong euro, anticipated a surge in already robust exports from Europe's biggest economy. The Munich-based Ifo economic institute said on Tuesday its business climate index, based on a monthly survey of some 7,000 firms, hit its third record high in as many months with a rise to 116.0 from 115.2 in June.
  • German economy to grow by around 0.6 percent in second quarter: Finance Ministry

    07/19/2017 8:45:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    reuters.com ^ | JULY 20, 2017 | Reuters
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The German economy is humming and set for solid growth despite external risks such as the unknown outcome of Brexit negotiations and U.S. President Donald Trump's future trade policies, the German Finance Ministry said on Thursday. "The current picture of economic indicators suggests that the economic upswing continued vigorously in the second quarter," the ministry said in its monthly report, pointing to rising industrial output and buoyant business morale. German gross domestic product (GDP) likely expanded in the second quarter by a similar rate as in the previous three months when the economy grew by 0.6 percent...
  • Japanese financial giant SMFG is the latest to confirm Frankfurt as its post-Brexit EU hub

    07/03/2017 8:16:25 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 1 replies
    businessinsider.de ^ | July 3, 2017 | Thomas Colson
    ... Last week, Nomura and Daiwa — Japan's two biggest brokerage firms said they would move some European operations from London to Frankfurt to smooth over potential difficulties with the UK's exit from the EU.
  • Eurozone economic sentiment at near decade highs

    06/29/2017 5:15:31 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | June 29, 2017 | The Associated Press
    The European Union says economic sentiment across the 19-country eurozone has risen to near-decade highs as the recovery gathers steam across sectors and nations. In a monthly survey published Thursday, the EU's executive arm says its economic sentiment indicator for the eurozone rose 1.9 points to 111.1 in June, its highest level since August 2007.
  • German consumer morale at highest level since Oct 2001

    06/29/2017 12:49:00 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    businesstimes.com.sg ^ | June 29, 2017 | REUTERS
    [BERLIN] The mood among German consumers rose to its highest level in almost 16 years heading into July, a survey showed on Thursday, supporting expectations that private consumption will contribute strongly to growth this year. The consumer sentiment indicator, published by the Nuremberg-based GfK institute and based on a survey of around 2,000 Germans, rose to 10.6 going into July, the highest level since October 2001. A Reuters poll had expected an unchanged reading of 10.4, from last month, also a near 16-year high. GfK linked the high reading to income expectations reaching their highest level since reunification in 1990...
  • Manufacturers call for Brexit strategy rethink

    06/12/2017 11:57:19 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | June 13, 2017 | Jonty Bloom
    The government should rethink its Brexit strategy, following last week's election, according to the engineering industry organisation, the EEF. It said without a more pro-business stance, the resulting political instability may force more firms to alter their plans "away from the UK". The EEF is the latest business organisation to call for a rethink of the government's Brexit plans. It wants access to the single market to be at the heart of Brexit negotiations.
  • EU nurses' applications to work in UK down 96% since Brexit vote

    06/12/2017 4:22:56 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    news.sky.com ^ | June 12, 2017 | Paul Kelso
    The number of nurses from the European Union registering to work in the UK has fallen by 96% since the Brexit vote last year. Figures collated by the Nursing & Midwifery Council show that the number of new applicants from the EU fell from 1,304 in July last year to just 46 in April this year. The dramatic fall in applicants to work in the UK is likely to place more pressure on the NHS as it grapples with a recruitment crisis, and increase political pressure to secure a guarantee for NHS staff from Brexit negotiations. There are an estimated...
  • German economic growth speeds up

    05/12/2017 9:14:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    bbc.com ^ | May 12, 2017 | BBC
    Higher consumer spending has helped to boost growth in the economy Germany's economy grew strongly in the first three months of this year, driven by investment and consumption, official figures show. First-quarter GDP growth was 0.6%, faster than the October-to December 2016 figure of 0.4%. Household and state spending were strong, while firms invested money in construction and equipment, said German statistics authority Destatis. Foreign trade also helped, as exports increased faster than imports.
  • German exports spike to all-time high

    05/10/2017 5:09:11 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    politico.eu ^ | May 9, 2017 | Hans von der Burchard
    Germany’s exports in goods reached a value of €118.2 billion in March while imports climbed to €92.9 billion, the highest monthly figures ever reported, the country’s federal statistical office announced Tuesday. In comparison to March last year, German exports increased by 10.8 percent and imports by 14.7 percent.