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A sharp downturn in production in the German car industry in the third quarter of 2018 had a negative impact on its main partners and is causing global and sectoral losses, according to a new report from European research network EconPol Europe. The research shows the effect on GDP is largest in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. The report’s authors* expect the German car industry to stay in recession for the near future.
The density of voters in polling regions limits the secrecy of voting and can affect the outcome of Italian elections, according to new research from EconPol Europe. And, say researchers, countries with a similar voting mechanism will experience the same effect.
Majority voting can leave outvoted EU Member States feeling disadvantaged and jeopardise political cohesion in the EU, according to EconPol researcher Friedrich Heinemann (ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim).
Freedom of movement of workers in the EU has doubled since the beginning of the century and is largely beneficial from east to west, but south to north emigration could be detrimental to sending countries.
These are the findings of economists Cinzia Alcidi and Daniel Gros (CEPS, Brussels), who examined the factors driving growth in intra-EU labor mobility in an opinion article for EconPol.