Gerhard Stahl

Professor at the Peking University HSBC Business School, former Secretary General of the EU-Committee of the Regions.

Brexit Negotiations: Why the European Union has no room for concessions

The exit of Great Britain from the European Union is taking shape. At the end of January, the British Prime Minister presented a Brexit bill to the British Parliament. The House of Commons approved the EU Notification of Withdrawal Bill on Wednesday 8 February with a large majority. In public statements and in a white …

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How is China Reacting Towards Growing Inequalities?

China’s economic success story started after escaping from a collective, equalitarian and closed society under Mao Zedong’s leadership. The opening-up – policy that started in 1978 under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping – led to a breathtaking economic growth of more than 10 % during the next three decades. In parallel inequality in personal income …

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Subsidiarity: Meeting the challenge of a changing world

In an era of globalisation, the EU policy mechanism of subsidiarity offers European citizens an opportunity to reassert their democratic power. As the influence of Europe’s individual nation states continues to wane, it could also give policymakers the power to deal with the global challenges they face. So why is everyone frightened of it? When …

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