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Perspectives on social policy

In a radio interview with WDR 5, Lucas Guttenberg, deputy director of the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin, comments on Emmanuel Macron's call for EU reforms and the response of CDU chairman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. Although Kramp-Karrenbauer and Macron agree on some points, their opinions on a common social policy differ. Macron's proposals regarding the European minimum wage must be considered differentiated, says Guttenberg. more

Taxation of the digital economy: Proposal for Europe

In an interview with the professional journal Juve Steuermarkt, Pola Schneemelcher and Paul-Jasper Dittrich, Policy Fellows at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin, report on their latest paper on the taxation of digital companies. In contrast to the tax on digital services that has already been introduced by some European member states, they propose a concept that focuses on the long-term reform of European and international corporate taxation. more

How to tax digital companies?

How can and should digital value creation of internationally operating companies be taxed in the future? Pola Schneemelcher and Paul-Jasper Dittrich, Policy Fellows at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin, have a concrete proposal. They define "virtual permanent establishments", whose share of the company's total digital value creation must first be measured. A fee could then apply on this share, which could ultimately be taxed in the respective EU country. more

Brexit vote – no ‘final blow’ to the EU

The rejection of the so-called ‘May deal’ on 15 January has caused uncertainty for all sides, explains Nicole Koenig, Deputy Director at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin. While Brexit represents an important loss in political and economic terms, it does not represent the ‘final blow’ to the EU, as some may argue. To the contrary, the EU has been very united in the negotiations and public approval rates have significantly risen in the past two years. more

Europe’s right wing takes aim at the EU

Although right-wing parties are strengthening their network in the EU, there is a weak point, as Valentin Kreilinger, policy fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin, shows in his study: The right-wing political groups in the European Parliament (ENF and EFDD) have had problems cooperating, because they disagree in fundamental political questions. Thus they must rather be seen as loose alliances. more