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Analyses | | Konrad Popławski

On 27 May, the European Commission announced a recovery plan for the EU economy, the key element of which is the creation of the Next Generation EU fund,…

Point of View | | Konrad Popławski

The German automotive sector’s strong global position is one of the country’s greatest economic success stories. In 2018, two out of the three top global automakers achieving the highest sales volumes originated from…

Analyses | | Konrad Popławski

The outbreak of the coronavirus has caused serious problems for the German economy due to the exceptionally high degree of its…

Analyses | | Konrad Popławski

The US-China trade deal (so-called ‘Phase 1’) came into effect on 14 February. One of its key provisions is that China is obliged to buy US goods worth US$…

Analyses | | Konrad Popławski

On 13 November, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, announced that his firm would open a battery, battery cell, motor and electric car factory near Berlin by the end of 2021…

Analyses | | Konrad Popławski

The Federal Network Agency published draft safety rules for 5G networks. The document does not provide for excluding any of the network solution suppliers from participating in 5G development in Germany. It does not…

OSW Report | | Konrad Popławski, Rafał Bajczuk
For several decades industry has been the strength of the German economy. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, characterised by the wide use of the internet &digital technologies in all spheres of the economy, is transforming…
Analyses | | Konrad Popławski

On 19 December, the German government amended the regulation concerning the Act on Foreign Economic Relations. This will make it easier to veto the acquisition of German…

OSW Commentary | | Jakub Jakóbowski, Konrad Popławski

Donald Trump’s aggressive policy towards Beijing and the spectre of a trade war have served as a catalyst for the resumption of dialogue between China and the EU. 

Analyses | | Konrad Popławski

The shortage of truck drivers has already reached 45,000. That is also the number of truck drivers who retire annually, and only 16,000 new drivers are available annually.