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FinTech in Europe: A Visualisation of Investment Trends

The financial technology sector has evolved enormously after the global financial crisis of 2008, and we seem to have entered a new phase in this exciting industry. To understand exactly what the impact of FinTech in the different spheres of this complex world has been, it can be helpful to visualise the data on investments in European countries from 2008 to today. Of the results that we can clearly identify from this map and the related chart, one of the most […]

European Hustle

Countdown to 2050: The German approach is not a model for Europe

‘Together with a nuclear power share of ca. 15%, [renewable energy sources] will be the backbone of a carbon-free European power system.’ This sentence from the European Commission’s strategic vision for climate-neutrality by 2050, A Clean Planet for All (2018), concisely summarises the argument put forward in this article. Nuclear energy has a crucial role […]

Thought Babble

Germany and France march on! The Meseberg Declaration

With Angela Merkel under domestic pressure, France and Germany have just put forward their new joint plan for continued European integration; the Meseberg Declaration. While the declaration text contains – as every declaration does – a lot of filler text, some very interesting and tangible proposals have also made their way into the joint declaration. […]